Smoky Mountains Retreat, June 24-30, 2012

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Mimi:

Diana:
Hope this helps.

.  It doesn't seem that far from the Lodge.  Maybe an afternoon trip with dinner out somewhere?

 

Mimi --  I've been in that area,  it's about 100 miles from the retreat area  to Cumberland Gap.  Road is very good, but 2 lane, not a freeway.   Up & over lots of hilly  ridges, to . Figure a good 2 hours each way.  I'd hit it either coming or going, rather than an afternoon away from the retreat.  Nice place, pretty scenery,  but not nearly as impressive as you might think it should be.  Nice National Park, but not a lot around it.   A drive up thru the mountains around Gatilburg & onto the Parkway there would be a better afternoon drive.  Just my 2 cents.

Cheryl

 

 

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Mimi replied on Sun, Jun 17 2012 9:06 AM

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Figure a good 2 hours each way.

Thanks for the update Cheryl.  I'm obviously not good at reading scale on maps.  But DH and I have to leave early on Saturday 6/30/12 to make it to our DGD dance recital in Lorton, VA that evening.  Maybe that would be the morning to take the detour to the gap. It's so great to have so many friends watching out for you.

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Barbara replied on Sun, Jun 17 2012 9:23 AM

Omg ,7 days where did I put my suitcase , where is my cutting mat, do I have thread, did I put my projects in ,I don't know what to wear. Did I pack to much ,have I pack enough , Just the many questions we will all be asking in the next few days .Its almost time ,,,,,ME THE CHEERLEADER

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Diana replied on Sun, Jun 17 2012 9:52 AM

Hey, Just had an idea.....if we don't pack clothes, we can go shopping at the Vanity Fair to buy some new clothes...hehehe  There are lots of outlet shopping areas around if anyone is interested.  The ride over the Smoky Mtn's. from Gatlinburg to Cherokee is amazing on a clear day.  Lots of places to stop and take pics or go part way up and drive back.  Views are breathtaking.  So much to do and so little time to do it.  I've made that drive a couple times since moving here and am amazed every time.

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Barbara replied on Mon, Jun 18 2012 8:07 AM

SMM's we have 6 days ,6 days till the fun begins , make your list and check them twice , The Smokies are calling , The Smokies are Calling , can you hear them? " Come one, come all I'll bring you fun and laughter and lots of memories, I want you here , "  Guess we had better listen .   ME  The Cheerleader.

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Nana replied on Mon, Jun 18 2012 9:10 AM

I can hardly wait     I am getting more excited by the minute

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Kathy replied on Mon, Jun 18 2012 9:26 AM

OK, thanks to Barbara's cheerleading I just put the cutting mat in the car, now all the sewing UFO's and supplies and prizes and stuff are packed in the car....and it is full, so I hope you won't mind if I spend the week naked since there is no room for clothes:)  Leaving early in the AM and really looking forward to next Sunday and meeting you''al.

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Kathy Wray replied on Mon, Jun 18 2012 11:20 AM

Janis...  If you and Carolyn will take care of the breakfast casseroles, Barb and I will bring fresh fruit and breads (and maybe some oatmeal).  Would that work for you?  Let me know if you can think of anything else. 

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I interrupt this forum for a special message.

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This has been a test of the anxiety levels of the host. This is only a test. If this was a real anxiety emergency, you would have been instructed to tune into the emergency hosts.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled forum.

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Susan replied on Mon, Jun 18 2012 1:15 PM

Whats wrong with our Host? Doe she need a backrub, foot rub, massage, glass of wine? Hope this was a joke, but if not,    I will say a prayer for you. And THANK YOU for all that you have done and are doing for us to make this retreat so wonderful.         Susan

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Don't pay any attention to that crazy lady behind the curtain. She's just so excited and nervous all at the same time, she doesn't know if she's coming or going. You all are great. Just me freaking out a bit. Going through a refi on the house too. Can we say "sour stomach"? I will really need this retreat! lol

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Barbara replied on Mon, Jun 18 2012 1:50 PM

Kathy have a safe trip and have fun ,hope you win lots of money ..Barbara

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Barbara replied on Mon, Jun 18 2012 1:52 PM

Sounds ,Like Mary need the hot tub ,a good back rub, and something good to look at , can we get, Mark Harmon for the evening ..  Barbara

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Barbara:

Sounds ,Like Mary need the hot tub ,a good back rub, and something good to look at , can we get, Mark Harmon for the evening ..  Barbara

Mark Harmon??? I'm revived just thinking about it. Now DH will be there Sunday so make sure Mark comes on Monday. lol

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Barbara replied on Mon, Jun 18 2012 2:07 PM

OH Mary I'll do my best ,,LOL but you know how those celebrities can be ,,  OH wouldn't it be nice ...Barbara

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