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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Finally! The Retreat Post!

I'm finally at the point of wrapping up my March Break report. I had typed up my entry on my day at the beach a few days ago and just posted it in... please see the post before my b-day post, for some reason I guess things get posted in the order you composed them in, not in the order you posted them in.

Friday was pretty much a day of travel for me, I was up at 4:30, on a plane before 7am. Two planes later and one flight entertaining an 8 year old girl I was back in Syracuse. The next stage of my travels was hopping back in the car and driving almost 4 hours to.... yup! Brighton! This year Ann decided to try putting on a Spring Retreat at the Timberhouse B&B, where we had our retreat in November.

I arrived at 6pm, and after 12 hours of travel and lugging my suitcase (very big) up to the 3rd floor I grabbed Christin and told her I HAD to go for a walk!
Wendie and Rebbecca
Ann and Sharon hiding

Friday evening we stitched our little hearts out. Of course with a break for a pot-luck dinner! Beatrice had gotten a cake to celebrate some of the birthdays just passed and ones upcoming. It was very good cake!
Saturday we all stitched our little hearts out yet again!
Our hostess Ann at breakfast
Beatrice chatting after Saturday's breakfast.
Judie, Barb and Sheila checking out something stitching related.
At 1pm we all travelled en Mass to Ann's house for a fantastic lunch made by Chef Dan, and his Sous Chef!
The sun room was all set up for our lunch
Here's the Before

Here it is on my plate

Here's dessert

And here's the aftermath! (can you tell it was very good???)

As you can see everyone was enjoying the meal.

Sunday we all stitched until the lunch hour, and then sadly it was time to pack up. Retreat was over, and March Break was over.
Oh.... I can't forget poor Paddy! See how sad she was to find other dogs on my blog!


Julie said...

It's always so lovely to see pics of your adventures, i love to come here and read your news Dani.

Donna said...

I am so glad you had so much fun. I have loved the pics!

Angela said...

The retreat looks like fun :)

Karen said...

That retreat looks wonderful!

Mary said...

The retreat looks like great fun. I love the main room where you were all stitching. Your pictures came out awesome. Thanks for sharing and Happy Belated Birthday!

Karin said...

Sounds like a fantastic retreat, Dani!

CindyMae said...

Paddy is just gorgeous!!! It looks and sounds like you had a fantastic time!!`

Stitchingranny said...

Glad you got home safely and the retreat was a lovely way to spend your birthday - looks like you had another great time.

Sally said...

The retreat looks absolutely fantastic Dani! So glad you had a good time:)

Abi said...

Thanks for sharing the pics, Dani! The food looks yummy and you look awesome!

Cindy F. said...

I'm sorry I missed it...was at a retreat. Your retreat pics are so nice...your seating looks more comfortable than ours. I may post pics later.
Shame on you Todd!!!
Hugs Dani! and you look MAR-VE-LOUS!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fantastic time had by all ... one of these days I'm gonna come and gatecrash and join you and Ann!!! :D

Wanda said...

Happy's going to be a GREAT year! Your zoo pictures are so beautiful...very professional. I certainly enjoyed them and all your travel pictures. Thank you! The retreat looks so comfortable and warm and welcoming...and good eating too! I'd love the chance to experience something like that. Oh wait...I DO...through your blog!! Thanks a bunch@!

Kajsa said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Your retreat looks great!!

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday Dani :) (belatedly!)

What a March Break ! Thanks for sharing the pics and tales of your adventures. It sounds like quite the week :)

Andrea said...

Looks like everyone had a fantastic time.

Karan said...

Looks ike you all had a fantastic time- tasy meal too. Looking forward to seeing what you were stitching on. :0)

Beatrice said...

Great photo's...We did have fun!!!

Brigitte said...

I enjoyed all your pictures of the retreat. Must have been wonderful there.

Von said...

Dani, I'm so happy that you were able to go to this awesome retreat! It looks like a peaceful, fun, relaxing time with great food. :D

Sharon said...

Looks like great fun and the food looks so yummy too.