Denham Springs Again!
Trip Start Jun 05, 2009
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Me Aled and Gail left The Hilton at 10:00am for our long drive ahead. I was in the driving seat first and it was not the best time to do it because the directions my boss had given us started from "Dallas" not our Hotel address. So the first 30 minutes were spent being lost and stopping at gas (petrol) stations asking for help. Once we managed to get on the right road it was plain sailing because to Denham Springs from Dallas it's just 2 roads pretty much. One for 179 miles and one for 210 miles it's a tough drive to say the least.
The good thing was there was 3 of us to divide the drive up. We drove two and half hours each, also our radio has sirius radio so we got to listen to BBC radio chart show. It made the journey a little bit more bearable
We eat some pizza and introduced everyone to their host families. Gary decided to present us with our Ryder cup t-shirts so we could start thinking about the big event which this year was to held on the friday evening so we were in for a whole weej of what they like to call "Trash talk".
The way the camp worked out, me and Aled worked in the mornings and the other 4 coaches worked in the evening. Me Aled and Gail knew we were in for a crazy week but I don't think the other 3 coaches new what they were in for this week. These host families book the week off to have crazy time with us Brits and fair play they do some crazy things.
Monday was pretty quiet for Denham Springs we went to Hooters and had some food and then watched Harry Potter in the evening. Tuesday however for one coach started with a cold front. Aled was staying with Chip, Chief Prank Master Chip as he's known. He lived right by Calums host family so Tuesday morning Chip got up early with Aled and his sons with water guns/canons filled with freezing cold water. The busted into Calums bedroom with him fast asleep and soaked him with the freezing water, it was filmed aswell so we all saw it. This was the start of the Pranks, it was a happy moment in the week because we all knew that it was game on from this moment
Gary had advised me that Wednesday could be my day for Pranking and I thought that's cool expecting something happen on camp. But no I was wrong Gary let them into the house at about 7:50am and I was still dreaming about my big lottery win and the woman I had spent the money on. I heard the dooor open but thought nothing of it because Gary did it every morning and shouted every time "Morning Honey" Gary is a morning person I am not! Next thing after the door opened was freezing water in my face which wasn't to bad but then "Sniper" Chip ripped my bed sheets off and there I was in white bundies getting soacked by freezing cold water, I could barely catch my breath. Gary said he tried to stop them but there he was filming it behind them. So you may see this on you tube soon. It was 100% game on, Gary was waiting for this so he could plan something back for Chips revenge prank.
I apologise right now because for this entry in my blog there is alot more to type about, but I can't leave this stuff out it would be wrong! So I had been pranked but Gary had a Genius plan for Chips plan I will explain all now. Gary bought a steering wheel lock and a padlock which would attach a spiral bike log to his pedals of his truck, he also bought a combination lock and 400 yrds of string and 4 rolls of loo roll
One night we had a barbeque and one of the kids found a gigantic beetle and stuck it on Zach's back, he didnt know it was there and us coaches thought it was fake but when it started crawling Zach and all of us went crazy, it was funny as hell. Also that night we all egged one of the host dads which was funny but turned bad when he chased Calum into the woods to chuck him and the floor and give him a beating.One day Chi paraded Calums boxer's around camp which said on them "Calum Simply the best" on them, which were bought by his mother bless him
Friday came and it was ryder cup night. To be honest the week had so much going on i'd forgotten about the biggest event of the year. Now it was mini golf ryder cup but it was still USA vs Great Britain, and we did have our own t-shirts for both teams. It was a great event but unfortunately we got beat, bad!!!! Every paring apart from Aled who tied lost to there American counter part. If the ball went of the course it was a penalty shot, one hole I went of 4 times and ended up with and 11 I was distraught! We got beat very well and it was annoying because America now get another star on there shirt and we stay with 2 stars. The trophy stays in the states which is annoying because they were so smug about it! After it all had sunk in Chip and Gary offered me and Aled a rematch for the Presidents cup the week after, we accepted the challenge.
Saturday we had been invited to New Orleans to stay in a Hotel room that had been bought by Chip which was good I had a feeling it would be a good night. Denham Springs week of camp had been amazing we had dressed the coach along with Gary and Chip (pictures to follow) and Chip dressed as a woman because he lost a bet with me. Camp was non stop fun fun fun and we really did not stop laughing all week, this could be a place where i'll live and It would be amazing!!!
Again sorry for length of entry but didn't wanna miss anything! Thanks for reading if you have got this far, you must really like me if you did get to here :)
New orleans and Denham Springs Week 2 to follow!