Every fall we take our student choir to the beach for a retreat. It is a great time of bonding and worshiping in a community church. One thing which we did differently this year was go on Labor Day. Whew! That was a BIG mistake. As I am sure you can guess, everybody and their brother goes to the beach on Labor Day. It was crowded which didn't seem to bother the kids, but it did make things a little hectic when we went out to eat. Restaurants seem to freak out just a little when you show up with 68 people on one of their busiest weekends of the year. The craziest part was trying to get home. Leaving early in the morning and not driving into the church parking lot until 10:00 at night... not a fan.
However, these are the things that make memories. Things that the youth laugh about and talk about for years to come. That is why we take these trips. To have a chance to build relationships and show them how much we love them.