We’re as proud as we can be of our Black Mountain Expeditions Director, Ryan Carlson
(www.blackmountainexpeditions.com) who won second place in the Black Mountain Marathon. This is one
of the most difficult marathons in the country, starting near My Father’s Pizza, running past camp,
hitting the trails in Montreat, continuing up to the entrance to Mount Mitchell and returning.
What’s more, this year’s weather was cold and pouring rain, which turned to snow on Mitchell. Today
he and I are scouting new rock for campers at a secret, undisclosed location so we’ll keep you
posted on Ryan’s exploits.
Katy Robb, Sr. really wanted to work at camp this summer, but she also needed an internship in
fashion design. We were not about to let the fact that we’re not fashion designers keep Katy from
camp so we asked her to design our 2009 clothing. The results are fantastic and we’ll be putting
pictures on line at www.merri-mac.com/clothing by April 1.
From the Mailbag:
CIT Anne G. wrote to cheer her tribe on saying simply, “Choctaw, get 10’s!”. Emily M. writes,
“Hey Merri-Mac!! I’m so excited for camp! I got the camp packets yesterday, which means camp is on
its way! I can’t wait till camp comes around! L8R Merri-Mac!” Finally, Rachel S. wrote to say, “Hey
guys! I just got my camper packet and I am totally excited because that means that camp is getting
close. I cannot wait to see all of my mmbffs (Merri-Mac Best Friends Forever) and join in a little
bit of friendly tribal competition(meaning Choctaw DOMINATION!). I will see you in 3 months and 8
days! Say hello to Merri and Mac for me!”
From this haven…
Adam and Ann