Bee Boppin’ Around…
March is here and usually we would have been darting In & Out of the rain, but we’ve been spending this winter Out & About enjoying the unusually nice weather. There is so much to do this month, both in and out of doors, that you won’t be wishing the weather was one way or the other!
March is the first of our three camps issues and we have more camps than ever. When I think about camps and talk about them with friends and family, I’m reminded of my own camper stories, which you can read about in the camps section. I think I only went away to camp a couple times, as they didn’t have the choices we have now for our children and camps were expensive.
Most camping was with my friend’s families and Girl Scouts, as my parents didn’t camp much anymore. I did, however, send my daughters to camp and they enjoyed meeting new friends and learning new arts and crafts, again through the Girl Scouts as I was a Girl Scout leader for both of them.
Recently, I informed Sylvia that her oldest sister, Gigi Heckendorn, was one of my Girl Scout leaders way back when. (I was Gigi’s assistant about that time, and probably was with you for the Uvas Canyon camp. ~ ?Sylvia) The most important lesson I learned from my experience as a scout and leader was to leave a place better than when you found it. I am amazed at how many people enter a campground or beach, park or trail, even a room indoors, and leave a trail of “stuff” for someone else to pick up or throw away. Pack it in, pack it out!
Speaking of scouts, have you bought your Girl Scout cookies yet?! They have three new flavors this year; I love the new lemon cookies! Yes, although I’m in training and still have more weight to lose I do occasionally treat myself to something yummy! If you don’t want or can’t eat them, buy some and donate to our troops overseas.
Don’t forget, at the end of this month is the first Santa Clara County Wineries Passport Weekend of the year. I hope to see you out there tasting at the many amazing wineries we have in Out & About Country!
~ Bobbi Jo Palmer