On my way here, I managed to spend the entire ride up technology/sleep/conversation-free and somehow didn’t lose my mind, impressive right?
In my experience traveling here we (my pathfinder group the Manchester Mustangs) managed to stretch a seven hour drive over three days and made overnight stops in three different states. It was hard to sleep on the way there and I had nothing to do being that I couldn’t talk to my friends because they had their phones and other devices, however, I did not have a phone because “I cannot believe you dropped your phone in a river Nathan”, said my mother…multiple times. I definitely heard that more than once. That had happened a few weeks before and I had received a lot of heat for it.
I moved from Kentucky to Ohio this year for my dad’s job but that made it convenient for our group because they could stay the night on their way up. Most of the ride was boring and would fill up this paper so I’ll just add the interesting parts. We stayed at a hotel at Fond du lac, Wisconsin the night before we arrived after we ate at an Italian restaurant. It was a thirty minute drive after we left the hotel to the camp and when we got there we knew we were going to be put to work and that’s what we did. According to my brother, Lewis (who has been here before), Oshkosh means a fun place to hang out with friends, get honors, and trade pins. He loved it last time especially the skits they did at night.
I personally have enjoyed coming up here with my old friends despite me moving away. Sure, the riding part was awful but when I was hanging out and talking to my friends, I was happy. The entirety of my trip here can be summed up in one of two ways. You can sum it up the way my father does, “An amazing spectacle of one faith gathering from all around the world”. Or, like one of the guides in my club, Matthew, “Hot”.