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Turn around.

Thursday, August 21, 2014



Are you headed in the wrong direction? No problem ... just turn around.

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MADAMES 8/22/2014 3:14AM

    A great reminder! Thanks.

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WALLAHALLA 8/21/2014 9:21PM

    well put

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1CRAZYDOG 8/21/2014 9:19PM

    Yes!

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BONNIEMARGAY 8/21/2014 1:32PM

    Thank you.

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LESLIELENORE 8/21/2014 1:29PM

    I am more likely to forge my own path in an entirely different direction!

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MSTWOMOONS002 8/21/2014 1:27PM

    Turn around or change your attitude or just your viewpoint. Don't be afraid of change it's healthy & can make you happier than you've ever been. emoticon

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REMEMBER2BME 8/21/2014 11:19AM

    AMAZING blog. Thank you.

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2BDYNAMIC 8/21/2014 10:09AM

    Good words ....... emoticon (I don't want to turn my buggy around; makes me dizzy!) emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 8/21/2014 9:59AM

    Right on!

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    Awesome.

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KALEWINE 8/21/2014 8:50AM

    Great words of encouragement!

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    Thanks for this post. Today is my day 4 of getting back on truck! emoticon

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    Thank you.

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111BUTTERFLY111 8/21/2014 4:53AM

    emoticon And, I have a GPS for this journey! emoticon When I get off the right path, all my SparkFriends help me get back! Woohoo!!!

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Diet food?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014



Hahaha! Nice try!

Enjoy your day!! emoticon

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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BONNIEMARGAY 8/21/2014 1:14PM

    I forget which national park rangers (Yosemite?) decided to fortify their local bears' diets for the winter after a huge fire took out almost all of the natural resources they usually forage for a number of years ago. After careful consideration of what could possibly fatten them up faster than any other available food source, they brought in huge trucks filled with potato chips.

It worked! The bears got fatter than they ever had before in a very short period of time, which meant they were all able to go into hibernation much earlier than usual, they all had more cubs than usual, and the cubs were all healthy enough to make it, which is definitely unusual. A great study. I haven't eaten a potato chip since!

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LESLIELENORE 8/20/2014 9:16PM

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WALLAHALLA 8/20/2014 6:59PM

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2BDYNAMIC 8/20/2014 4:54PM

    Something wrong with that picture ............ (and his mentality) .......... Very funny-- emoticon

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PATRICIA-CR 8/20/2014 3:56PM

    emoticon I wish it were true!

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MSTWOMOONS002 8/20/2014 3:39PM

    Just too funny emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/20/2014 11:09AM

    Wish it worked that way, eh! NOT

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BIGPAWSUP 8/20/2014 9:42AM

    Cute

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GIRLINMOTION 8/20/2014 9:33AM

    They do make you drink more water? emoticon

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KIWIANN 8/20/2014 8:38AM

    Wouldn't that be nice? emoticon

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MLH148 8/20/2014 7:40AM

    Thanks! Aren't potatoes a vegetable? emoticon

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RANGERFX 8/20/2014 7:26AM

    Indeed! emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 8/20/2014 7:11AM

  If only, if only....(from a life-long chip addict!)

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MARYJOANNA 8/20/2014 5:34AM

  Don't I wish?

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111BUTTERFLY111 8/20/2014 5:02AM

    Oh, we can dream. emoticon

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WDIPIM 8/20/2014 4:53AM

  That's funny. Thanks

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Spinach ... LOL!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014



This is soooooo funny!! I didn't like spinach when I was a kid. Now, I can't get enough of it.

Do you like spinach?

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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BONNIEMARGAY 8/20/2014 2:49PM

    I used to enjoy it raw in salads, but now there is something sort of waxy and overwhelming about that. So I have discovered I enjoy it "wilted" in a salad instead (which is really easy to do by putting together a salad and then briefly microwaving it).

We love using frozen spinach in egg dishes, pasta, soups, everything savory. YUM!

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CINDYAST 8/19/2014 9:48PM

    LOL! I really like fresh spinach, raw, in salads, it's also great in scrambled eggs with some mushrooms, onion and topped with salsa. YUM! Canned or frozen though, not so much.
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1CRAZYDOG 8/19/2014 9:16PM

    LOVE it!

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WALLAHALLA 8/19/2014 8:14PM

    I like fresh raw spinach, but don't care for it out of the can.

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111BUTTERFLY111 8/19/2014 7:23PM

    emoticon I love it! I think that comes with age. emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 8/19/2014 2:12PM

    i have always loved spinach,lol. emoticon

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MSTWOMOONS002 8/19/2014 1:09PM

    I have loved spinach all my life I eat it almost everyday, I love spinach in salad with romaine lettuce fresh tomatoes & red onion, yummy.

Many Blessings Always Debby

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LESLIELENORE 8/19/2014 12:30PM

    Spinach/salmon/strawberry salad... Yum!

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MTN_KITTEN 8/19/2014 12:15PM

    Spinach salad ... mmmmmm!

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RAESUN54 8/19/2014 11:59AM

    I like it in dips but not alone. Never really liked it..
But I think it depends on how it is cooked. emoticon

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PATRICIA-CR 8/19/2014 11:31AM

    Love it too!

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PDSLIM 8/19/2014 11:18AM

    Love it.

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GIRLINMOTION 8/19/2014 10:54AM

    Growing up we only had canned spinach, way to salty.

Fresh spinach is the best.

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PGHP31CK 8/19/2014 10:15AM

    Fresh & frozen spinach --can't get enough!! Canned spinach (which WAS the spinach of my childhood)--not so much.

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BIGPAWSUP 8/19/2014 9:45AM

    Love spinach in all its forms.

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KALEWINE 8/19/2014 8:47AM

    I'm not a fan of spinach, but I think this cartoon is great!

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MICKEYH 8/19/2014 8:45AM

    Yes I do !! emoticon

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RANGERFX 8/19/2014 7:41AM

    emoticon One of the few green veggies I can stand.

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FLUFFYWONKENOBE 8/19/2014 6:51AM

    I like it in small doses

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2BDYNAMIC 8/19/2014 6:13AM

    emoticon ......... That made me bust up laughing!! ........ (gotta hand it to her for trying) ........... This should say it for me re: spinach. emoticon .........except I mix it in with fresh green salads and load it into my green drinks daily ............ emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 8/19/2014 6:00AM

    emoticon Me too! I make up some tuna with safflower mayonnaise, mustard and chopped dill pickles and serve it over organic baby spinach leaves several day a week. Yum! emoticon

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KIWIANN 8/19/2014 5:39AM

    Growing up, the only spinach I knew was from a can - ick!! But i do love the fresh stuff raw or cooked! emoticon

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MARYJOANNA 8/19/2014 5:35AM

  I LOVE SPINACH RAW OR COOKED!

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GODS_TEMPLE 8/19/2014 4:27AM

    I can stomach it...but like I've said before, LIKE is such a strong word! emoticon

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Soar!!

Monday, August 18, 2014



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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BONNIEMARGAY 8/19/2014 2:54PM

    Gorgeous!

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GODS_TEMPLE 8/18/2014 11:16PM

    emoticon Let's do it!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/18/2014 9:10PM

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LESLIELENORE 8/18/2014 8:39PM

    Did you ever read "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" ? I loved that book as a kid! The bird in the picture made me think if it.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 8/18/2014 1:56PM

    I am so feeling like this right now! :) I feel like I could move a mountain or something! Have an awesome day!

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MSTWOMOONS002 8/18/2014 11:50AM

    Have a GREAT Week, take care & be well, thank you for your blogs they are uniquely beautiful just like you. I cherish you as my friend.

Many Blessings Always Debby emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 8/18/2014 10:22AM

    Don't let anything hold you back from your hopes and dreams.

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REGILIEH 8/18/2014 9:59AM

    Lovely!

Hugs!

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MICKEYH 8/18/2014 9:45AM

    Love this! Let's fly high !!

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KALEWINE 8/18/2014 8:49AM

    True!

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WALLAHALLA 8/18/2014 8:33AM

    emoticon let's fly

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2BDYNAMIC 8/18/2014 6:14AM

    Beautiful indeed! emoticon .......... emoticon

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SASHAY40 8/18/2014 4:55AM

    Beautiful!!!!

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Graves' Mountain Lodge Trip

Sunday, August 17, 2014



I had such a wonderful time with my sister & some friends this weekend. The retreat was awesome, as always.

Poplar Lodge (the lodge we stayed in):



We had the lodge all to ourselves -- there were 14 of us. I didn't know some of the ladies until this weekend, but I have some new friends for life.

The back door of my room opened out onto a porch with a great view:







A view of the length of the porch:



My sister & I would sit on the porch in the mornings & read our Bibles, pray, do some journal writing, talk & drink coffee:



My sister, Jessie:



Some views from the dining hall:







Porch of the dining hall:



Jessie (sorry this pulled in incorrectly, I've tried to fix it & it's not cooperating):



We walked A LOT!! Most of the time we walked back & forth to & from the dining hall, which was probably close to a mile each way. My step count for Friday:



Yesterday was a beautiful day:





If you ever get an opportunity to go to Graves' Mountain Lodge in Syria, Virginia, I highly recommend it. The food is amazing & the view is even better!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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SUSIEMT 8/20/2014 10:15AM

    Wow! It looked so lovely and restful!

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MOONGLOWSNANA 8/19/2014 9:20PM

  Looks like a emoticon weekend getaway!

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ROCKYCPA 8/18/2014 10:26PM

    Beautiful - Thanks for sharing!

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MARYJEANSL 8/18/2014 6:05PM

  How beautiful! My son and I just got back from a week's family camp in Colorado, and it was amazingly refreshing for both of us, so I can understand how wonderful this retreat must have been for you. Lovely pictures!

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NONNAOF2 8/18/2014 5:08PM

  What a gorgeous place. Of course all I could think about was to get on that beautiful grass and do a long roll across it on my back!! :-)

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LCRUMLEY81 8/18/2014 3:43PM

  Thanks for sharing

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JSEATTLE 8/18/2014 2:41PM

  Thank you for sharing Graves Mt with us. It's on the list!

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BONNIEMARGAY 8/18/2014 2:05PM

    There is nothing in the world like a gorgeous adventure that quenches your spirit!

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LIVELYGIRL2 8/18/2014 12:12PM

  It looks so much fun and really pretty. I'm sure you got refreshed and enjoyed your company and view, in short a great vacation! emoticon

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LINDAK25 8/18/2014 12:00PM

    Beautiful! Lucky you!

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ON2VICTORY 8/18/2014 11:42AM

    That looks amazing :) vacation and you got your steps in.... You're a beast! Glad you had a great time :)


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PATRICIAANN46 8/18/2014 11:29AM

  What a beautiful retreat!!!!! It sounds so peaceful. emoticon for sharing it with us.

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SUEARNOLD1 8/18/2014 9:50AM

    What a lovely get a way with family and friends!

The views are beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.

emoticon on the walking!

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DJSHIP46 8/18/2014 9:35AM

    Thanks for sharing... blessings to you too!

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WALKINGCHICK 8/18/2014 8:59AM

    It looks gorgeous - it would be a bit challenging to get there from Scotland, UK, but if I'm ever in America, I will keep this place in mind! emoticon emoticon

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JERICHO1991 8/18/2014 8:08AM

    Looks like refreshing weekend.

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GARDENCHRIS 8/18/2014 7:49AM

    so pretty..... thanks for sharing

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PENOWOK 8/18/2014 7:26AM

    What a wonderful weekend!! Spiritually, emotionally and physically healthy,! Awesome!

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SHARON7464 8/18/2014 7:01AM

    Time with family and friends is priceless.

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CHERYLHURT 8/18/2014 6:42AM

  How beautiful..and how fortunate to be able to be with a sister!

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JANUT57 8/18/2014 6:40AM

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TRYINGHARD54 8/18/2014 6:39AM

    looks like you had a good time at a beautiful place... :-)

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BESSHAILE 8/18/2014 6:25AM

    I absolutely love to go to Graves Mt. Lodge. I live in the flat part of Virginia so the gentle mountains are pure delight and I am southern enough to really like their food. You really can get a lot of walking in up there. And how about that applebutter?!

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CARRIELYN56 8/18/2014 6:19AM

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MARYJOANNA 8/18/2014 5:14AM

  I love retreats as it gives you a time to reflect on God and His wonders.

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CATHYGETSFIT 8/18/2014 4:51AM

    How nice to have some time with your sister. The place looks beautiful!

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ALEXSGIRL1 8/18/2014 4:47AM

    emoticon glad you had an awesome vacation and got your steps in

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JIBBIE49 8/18/2014 3:31AM

    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. You're a Star.

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CLAIREINPARIS 8/18/2014 2:32AM

    How gorgeous! I am glad you had such a good time. Many thanks for sharing it with us!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 8/17/2014 10:14PM

    Looks beautiful! Glad you had a good time!

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GODS_TEMPLE 8/17/2014 9:41PM

    emoticon surroundings for a retreat!
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CINDYAST 8/17/2014 9:25PM

    Oh nice! It looks like a beautiful place. I'm so glad you had a good time!

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LESLIELENORE 8/17/2014 6:03PM

    emoticon Looks like you had a wonderful time. Hope your batteries are recharged for the new week!

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REGILIEH 8/17/2014 5:46PM

    FABULOUS!!!

I want to go! Will they let you bring dogs?

Thank you for sharing!

Hugs!

Anne

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ANHELIC 8/17/2014 3:13PM

    Absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/17/2014 2:34PM

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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WALLAHALLA 8/17/2014 2:00PM

    What a perfect setting for a retreat! I haven't been on one in a few years. Sure would be nice...

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111BUTTERFLY111 8/17/2014 1:49PM

    What a gorgeous place! Thanks for sharing!!

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2BDYNAMIC 8/17/2014 1:03PM

    Absolutely beautiful ............. A retreat esp. centered around the bible sounds just like the ticket; glad it was so special. emoticon

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MTN_KITTEN 8/17/2014 1:00PM

    What fun.

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 8/17/2014 12:27PM

    Looks and sounds like a wonderful place to visit. The scenery is beautiful.

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MSTWOMOONS002 8/17/2014 11:11AM

    Glad you enjoyed your retreat, sounds heavenly I hope you can carry that peaceful feeling around to savor in your soul.

Take care & be well, I missed you. Glad your back & happy

Many Blessings Always Debby emoticon

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PATRICIA-CR 8/17/2014 11:09AM

    emoticon getaway!! So happy you had such a wonderful time.

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GIRLINMOTION 8/17/2014 10:13AM

    What a great get away. Restful but invigorating at the same time.

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KALEWINE 8/17/2014 9:32AM

    It looks beautiful! And it sounds like you had a wonderful time!

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