Hrm, where do I start with Camp Tipsy? It's a really fun lake-side event started by Chicken John. He brings crappy stuff for everyone to build artisic floating...things. He provides a full-blown, well-organized workshop for anyone to use to build their inspired idea. And people do. Over the years, we've seen things that were beautiful...a floating bar, a hot tub, a swing (Dav's), 2 story high contraptions, a ferris wheel, floating bedroom settings, an English tea table, a burleseque stage with performers, so much more. Chicken and his team set the stage, and participants build. The event ends with a comical competition, with categories such as Most Uncessary Use of Materials, Most Likely to Get Pilot Laid, Least Comfortable, Least Like a Boat, etc.
This year, Dav won Least Like a Boat. His score! See how proud he is? He found a log...then went to the workshop and added a pressure monitor (he called his boat Zero Pressure), added the bottom of a rake for a basket to hold his ukelele, and nailed on a life preserver to prevent total roll-over (it was still hard to float on). It's that kind of event.
Here is our proud family portrait.
This year, Sofia and Jeremy made a boat. Tesla got to help. Nice pic by Greg here.
This is Fia's boat ↓ . And the push off.
But overall, in addition to the fun creativity, the attraction is the kid-friendliness. All kids are welcomed to create, and the atmosphere is just fun either way. Plenty of floating around on neat things, camping with other kids, and being amongst adults who love to create. That's just good in my book.
↓ Dav playing ukelele while Tesla and Aila munch on watermelon.
Camp kids in the communal hammock.
Pensive Aila. I finally got that hat on her on the last day...which was cloudy.
Camp kids playing chess. I approve!
Mama loving Aila on her back. She has no idea how much I love it. She's gonna outgrow this soon.
Thanks, Greg, for the additional pics!