Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What a fun retreat!!!

 We left on Thursday, September 13th to go to my annual retreat in Salem, OR.

We could see the smoke from the Pole Creek Fire ahead of us in Sisters, OR.

 As we were driving through Sisters, the smoke was laying over the town.


 We took a drive through Camp Sherman, which is along the way, to take some photographs.

It was about 40º outside and a tad chilly but I just had to take a few photos of the Metolius River winding through the camp.







We had a great time at the retreat!!  I would post photos but I didn't get a group photo and don't want to post individual photos without permission.  I uploaded all the projects and have them scheduled to start posting, tomorrow.

We had a great weekend with LOTS of laughter, shopping, silly games (to earn prizes) projects and sharing of ideas among one another!!!  Each attendee received a gift bag with fun goodies inside.

But all too soon it came to an end!!  Boy how come the time FLIES when you are having FUN??? We had our traditional farewell breakfast and we were OFF to our own homes!!

This year, we had gals from Montana, Idaho, WA and Oregon.  A few of these gals, including me, have been to every WAG since 2003.  We started out as demonstrators for The Angel Company, but since it closed it's doors in August 2011, we have continued to gather as friends.

On our way home, we stopped along the highway at a campground and had lunch.


 Here is a picture I took of the Breitenbush River before we stopped at the campground.
After we ate, we had to climb down an embankment and over a huge tree that had fallen (easier for my hubby and 17 year old granddaughter) but we found a little sandy area where we could lay on a blanket while he put his line in the water.


The sun was hiding behind the trees.  It was the perfect time of day to lay down and look up at the sky and listen to the river rushing by.









The leaves on some of the trees were just starting to turn!!!  Fall IS on the way!!!


What a great weekend!!!!

Have a great day!

Char

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful area. I miss it! I'm glad your retreat went so well and I can't wait to see what you made this year.

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