Published: September 10th 2007September 7th 2007
Approaching the bridge from the Oregon side. This is the longest continual truss bridge in North America~~over 21,000 feet.
We are on a peninsula that is about a mile wide and about 30 miles long. (If you’re ever on Jeopardy, don’t use my facts to answer a question!)
The Dunes Bible Camp sits between Long Beach on the south, and Ocean Park on the north. Pacific Highway runs next to the camp, and there's another two lane road that runs up the other side of the peninsula. The ocean is on our west (duh!) and there's a bay on the east. The ocean is just off the camp property, and we can see a little bit of it from our window.
We can hear it when the windows are open. There are only three couples here, as one couple was from Canada, and had problems getting additional insurance to cover them in the States, and they wouldn't come without it...who can blame them. The fifth couple had some family situation come up. They may come later. So we have Bea and Barney as the lead team (again) and Rose and Ron as the other couple. Rose is struggling with back pain, so we're all praying for her to get better.
This camp is like Lambert
Now we're on the bridge. Bob thought this was scary to drive over. It's high....
camp in a tuxedo! Everything is top notch, and it can hold up to 350 campers at one time. There is an enclosed pool, as well as all the outdoor activities you'd expect. They built the pool because you can't swim in the ocean up here....partly it's way too cold, but mostly there are nasty rip tides, so it's very dangerous. But people walk on the beach, wade, fly kites, build sand "castles" (one of them was a crocodile!) and do lots of other stuff, but not much swimming. I didn’t get sand pictures, but will have my camera along from now on. It takes 15 minutes to walk from our door to the water, at low tide. We don't have to wear sandals, because it's lawn clear to the sand. The second camp, on the lake, was donated land, and they're just now building some facilities there....so far it will hold campers, but there are no dorms. It's about a mile south of here.
The men are going to be doing carpentry work here a little, but mostly at the second camp. There is a sawmill there (it reminds me of the one on Waltons!) I'll let you know
how that is as things go along. We are going to be working in the kitchen, cleaning mostly, but some painting. This is the camp's free time, so now they have to get the catch-up stuff done. Everything in the kitchen has to be washed and bleached....cabinets as well as dishes and cooking utensils.
There are more photos below