Monday, March 1, 2010


for years my best friend has been asking me to go on a retreat with her and the women of her church. for years i've said no, but this year, with everything that has been going on in the past couple of years, and things that are going on this year, i decided that it couldn't hurt to go. had a wonderful time, good fellowship, great food and a lot of it; kind of felt like a cruise ship, we ate all the time, if not breakfast, lunch and dinner, there was all kinds of snack food and soda. lots of different emotions were felt. i've been away from church for at least 25 years; things have changed; heartfelt support from women i just met and a real feeling of being welcomed and time to re charge the internal batteries
the convent leases their 85 acres to board horses; there are several ponds, a barn, swimming pool (inside) and a huge gym.
this labyrinth was build recently by some eagle scouts, but the day this was taken it was really cold and i didn't wear my coat, so i was in too much of a hurry to do the meditation
also on the property is a civil war cemetery. some of the stones pre date the civil war and you can't read some of the inscriptions because of the age. i only had a short time to take photos, so i will be going back when the weather is warmer. the cemetery sits on a hill about a mile from the retreat and the path is really good exercise

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