Cold weather also means camping. Well, here in the Middle East, it is. The weather is simply perfect for a night outdoors and underneath the clear skies and stars with friends and family. Which is why, when the weather changed and the temperature went down early this month, we planned an overnight camping with our KFC family.
For any big activity or fellowship in our group of friends in the community, we always have a Team Head and Assistant Team Head. This simply means that these 2 (whether individuals or couples) are the ones in charge of the overall planning and implementation. In this case, it was Tito Jabe and Tito Charles. They arranged practically everything, and all the rest of us needed to do was bring our essentials, assigned camping items, food, and show up on time at the agreed meeting place.
So on the 3rd of December (a public holiday that fell on a Thursday) at 3pm, 10 families composed of around 40 individuals (kulang pa kami ng 5 pamilya sa lagay na yan!), and 10 cars gathered, and then headed to the campsite.
|waiting for the others|
|Hubby teaching Caila how to control the kite|
|Paskong Pinoy sa disyerto!|
After we had our fill, we played games. Thanks to Tita Bing2, we all enjoyed ourselves immensely and had many great laughs that night. There were prizes for the winners of each of the 6 games, and awards too, making everyone keen and eager to participate.
|group pic of the PCs and PSTs|
The next morning, I woke up to voices talking outside our tent. Despite sleeping late, most of the kids were the first ones awake, venturing out into the desert again. The mommies began boiling water, cooking, and heating up the leftovers while the daddies looked for more sticks to light up the bonfire.
|#WeWokeUpLikeThis (chos! ☺)|
|soaking in the rays of the sun|
|lesson learned...keeping their distance on their 2nd attempt|
|happy group of friends|