Monday, December 1, 2008

Virginia Girls Weekend Out

In October the girls here in Virginia decided to cash in on all the men's golf days and have a "girl's weekend out"! We decided to go to Pigeon Forge TN. It is about four hours away. We got very lost trying to find the cabin following the GPS and the mapquest. Finally we arrived to a beautiful log cabin dream home in the mountains. The scenery was beautiful with the autumn leaves surrounding us.
We enjoyed the peace and quiet of nature. We also enjoyed several activities such as a ride up the mountain on a large tram in Gatlinburg, a ride up a ski slope to take the Alpine Slide down the mountain, and an experience at Dolly's Dinner Theater, the Dixie Stampeed. And, what would a girls weekend be like unless we managed to find time for a late night shopping spree. And of course, there were lots of goodies to eat.
Sunday, Debbie gave a lesson on "Joy in the Journey" as we shared feelings about how we can each enjoy the different journeys that our wide range of ages and life's experiences are dealing with. We made plaques out of floor tiles that said "Joy in the Journey" to take home, as a reminder.
It was a wonderful weekend. I wish my girls in Utah could have joined us, but you were in my thoughts!
We are ready to make this an annual tradition. Last year we went to the Women Conference put on by Deseret Book. This year was Pigeon year will be a new adventure...Let's make it good girls!