Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Vacation Tales

"From the mountains, to the valleys, to the oceans white with foam!"

That was our vacation this year - in the state that has it all! The most beautiful-est state of Virginia! (Our vacation kinda had two parts to it, so I'll be doing another post about the 2nd part later on.) Only we did it backwards from the song - we did the "oceans white with foam" first, then the valleys and mountains :)

We left on Friday afternoon and drove to another couple's house, and carpooled with them to the Couple's Beach Retreat that our Sunday School does every year. It is always a great time of fellowship around the Word, visiting and fun!! It's also the time to pull out all the stops on your nocturnal side and see how late you can stay up playing games. Daniel was up till 3:45am Sunday morning playing... I was brain-fried at mid-night (I'd come back to "our" house with some other couples and we played Ticket To Ride till mid-night when we all called it quits). I did stay up for another 1 1/2 hrs. waiting for Daniel and reading "They Called Her Mrs. Doc" by Janette Oke. After visiting and having fun around Sunday lunch for a while, we loaded back up and came home :)
Here's some pictures from the retreat:
Daniel, RK & Jamie leading the praise & worship

Eileen, Dave, Daniel & I played "Pirateers" (I think..)
It's a couples retreat, we can act married :)
Dave & Daniel playing beach football
(our SS leader was out there, too, but didn't make this picture)
You can't see it, but it was really windy while we where there! The ocean was choppy and lots of big waves. Walking from one beach house to another (it was 30 couples I think, and we had 3 beach houses spread out), you would get pelted with sand.
It was lots of fun - our second time to go on the retreat since we skipped last year, and it was just a great time of getting to know people outside of Sunday School and church.
Come back later for the "mountain side"!!

3 comments:

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like a great time. I'm glad you all got to go. Hey, do people with little kids just not go, or how do they work that?

Miriam said... [Reply to comment]

Yes, people with little kids & babies go and leave the little people with family members or babysitters for the weekend. I don't know that any "new born" parents go, though.

Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

sounds like a way nice vacation!! Take me along next time, but you have to promise not to act married!