Monday, May 19, 2014

An amazing week-end....

....and how did the week-end pass so quickly?  That just seems to be the way of week-ends, especially when they are full of activity.

I spent the week-end at Lake Junaluska for the Conference United Methodist Women Spiritual Enrichment Experience.  It was truly an amazing time, with wonderful music and an outstanding speaker.

Program with our current Conference logo on front.

My room was in the Terrace Hotel, just across the street from the Harrell Center where I set up the book display.  The rooms at Terrace are being redecorated, complete with new beds/bedding!  It was quite comfortable!  It was great to be on the side of the building that gave me a view of the lake.

Lake Junaluska, through the screen at the window!

The cloudy sky!

Unfortunately, the weather was a bit cloudy and drizzly - even rainy, at times.  Also, the colder-than-usual winter was really hard on the rose bushes that make up the Rose Walk, and many bushes had to be replaced.  Consequently, there were none of the blooms that are usual for this time of year.  I believe I have posted pictures of the Rose Walk in a much-earlier post.

Also, how about that horse race?!?  Did you watch the Preakness on television?  California Chrome is 2/3 of the way toward being a Triple Crown winner! There hasn't been one of those since 1978 when Affirmed won.  We'll be eagerly watching the Belmont in June!

I've been missing from some of your blogs for a few days.  Hopefully I'll have a bit of time to do a little catching up in the next day or two.

Have a great day!

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. It seems that many of our normal blooms are a bit confused this spring, but I'm sure those lovely bushes at Lake Junaluska will catch up eventually.

    As for California Chrome, he is a magnificent horse, and I'll be interested in the ruling about those nose strips to see whether he'll be able to run his usual race. I'd LOVE to see this Cinderella story have a happy ending! Have a Marvelous Monday, Sister!

  2. Nellie, There's just something wonderful about good music. I know you enjoyed that.
    That is a beauty of a horse. Hope he is allow to run...the news was saying something about his nose pads. xoxo,Susie

  3. What a pretty lake. I hope it warms up soon, and back to spring. You are so busy.
    Yes, pretty excited and I do hope we will have a Triple Crown winner this year.

  4. Hi Nellie ,
    We all know what a busy on the go lady you are and when we miss you dear, we know you are out there spreading love ;-D . So glad you enjoyed your week-end at Lake Junaluska and I always enjoy hearing about your adventures . Thanks so much for sharing :)

  5. Sounds like a great weekend of fellowship.
    No, didn't watch the race.

  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, Nellie. Love your view---screen and all!;>) Too bad about the roses-I think that is common all over the Midwest this year! xo Diana

  7. Sounds wonderful. When I worked at Cokesbury in Nashville we ordered books for Lake Junaluska. Brings back nice memories.

  8. Sounds like a great weekend - clouds notwithstanding. And yes we may finally have a Triple Crown winner Nellie!! I am rooting for it to happen :)

  9. I'm so glad all went well for you and that you enjoyed the trip.

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