Ranch #5…Newfoundland!

Newfoundland Circle Square Ranch is right now ranking one our favourite ranches so far, for many reasons, which I will explain in the form of a list (since I enjoy writing lists, and you might be getting tired of my lengthy story-posts).

(in no particular order)

1. Awesome people. We made some great friends who I’m sure we will continue to be friends with as time goes on.

2. Smaller ranch. We were able to connect more with the kids and staff because it’s not as big as other CSRs.

3. Our jobs for the week. We were basically on campfire the whole week which meant we were quite free during the day so we got a few odds and ends done, and we were able to really focus on campfire and put more energy into it.

4. Awesome campfires. Kids were really responsive, and the staff were so passionate and enthused, and of course God was so present every night, which made each campfire really powerful.

5. Silly songs. Newfoundland gets the award for the best silly songs. Let me see your Hammer Clark (initiate breakdown)!

6. All the rock! Nuff said!

7. Cape Spear and Signal Hill. We took a little trip on Saturday and saw Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America, and Signal Hill, where the first transatlantic wireless signal was sent.

8. The Moose. SIKE! We didn’t see a single one of the 250 000 moose that inhabit this strange island. They better show themselves when we come back!

9. Fried bologna. Not really the best thing in the world, but an experience nonetheless. Otherwise known as the Newfoundland Steak, fried bologna is a popular meat choice for breakfast, lunch, and supper. Who knew?

Those are the highlights. Newfoundland is definitely inconvenient to get to, but it’s worth it. St. John’s is a beautiful city, and there is so much to see and explore around the island. See you next spring, Newfoundland!

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