We got back last night from a really fun, although rainy Tiyul. On Monday afternoon, we arrived at Gifford Pinchot State Park in Lewisberry, PA. We set up our ohelim (tents) and unpacked our stuff, then hung out and played cards and board games, a favorite Tiyul pastime. After that, we walked to the beautiful lake right next to our campsite, where we went swimming in the warm but shallow water and sunbathed at the beach. Then we returned to the campsite for a dinner of grilled hamburgers. That night, the kids played improv games in front of a bonfire, sang campfire songs and went to sleep.
The next morning, after a breakfast of bagels and cereal, we got ready to go on our hike. As soon as we got into the woods, it began to rain (lightly). We completed the first half our hike, then met up at another point on the lake for lunch. However, as the rain got heavier, we decided to evacuate all the kids back to the campsite, shuttling them back in trips in the Mosh van. We then packed up all our stuff and got ready to leave, as it was expected to continue raining all that night and the rest of today. We arrived back at camp last night in time for a dinner of hot dogs. Then, after all the kids had showered, we watched the Muppet Movie and ended the night with s’mores. Even though it was shorter and damper than expected, it was a really relaxing and fun Tiyul for everyone.