Granny Camp: A Retrospective


Fill your hat
with water
dump it on your head,
watch the sunset
fall in bed.

Kick the horse
to make it go,
hike and sing,
explore and show
off your
painted shirt,
and decorate
one of Sophie’s gourds,

eat mac and cheese,
gather
tadpoles,
rocks
geez
110 degrees
is really hot!
How ’bout a swim?
Do your ears hang low?
Can you see Saturn?
How far are we from Mexico?

Road Runner,
Jack Rabbit,
Coyote, Owl,
Turtle,
Mountain Lion,
who’s on room checks?
Hang your suit and towel!

Granny campers are bold.
Granny campers are brave.

We stay on the path
and watch for bats
in Colossal Cave.
Hayrides are bumpy.
FIRE ANTS BITE!

Limestone
dripping down
becomes
stalactite.
Wear hats and sunscreen
and we won’t get burned.
These are some of the facts
we never stopped to learn
while covering ground
at Granny Camp,
instead we picked them up
on our desert run,
mining unknown trails,
where
we struck FUN.

5 responses to “Granny Camp: A Retrospective”

  1. MamaD says:

    LOVE this! Great pics…you guys look like you had an awesome time. I love the kids in a bucket shot…

  2. Yes, the kids are beautiful. The poetic rhyme is pathetic, but my Aunt Sophie asked for a poem. In general, I am not good with assignments. I have great sympathy for students in that regard. I’ll keep tinkering with it and see if it can be saved. Thanks for writing.

  3. The poem worked for me!! I could easily identify with the heat, ants,Kartchner Cavern pictures, stars swimming etc.!! I do have to admit I looked at the pictures more than the words!!
    glad you all had such a good time! I thought of you often, especially when the storms came through!
    debbie

  4. nice post really liked it

  5. granite says:

    nice………….LOVE this! Great pics…you guys look like you had an awesome time. I love the kids in a bucket shot…

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