Monday, June 8, 2009

World Class Moochers

On Sunday morning, we had to leave our hotel in Louiville at 6 a.m. in order for Adam and Sarah to make their flight out of Nashville on time. Their flight left at 10 a.m. Our flight left at 5:15 p.m. That's a big difference! So, after finding out that we couldn't just check our luggage early, Adam and Sarah were nice enough to check our luggage as their luggage. As our luggage made it's way home via Denver, we had to figure out what to do with our 8 hours before our fligh was due to leave. We had heard about an amazing resort called Gaylord Opryland, so we set off to find a way there. After deciding that renting a car was way too pricy, we asked the lady at the desk in the airport about the resort. We told her our sob story about having to wait around for 8 hours, and she wrote us a note that said, "These folks have a long layover and are touring Gaylord Resort for lunch and possible return stay." Then she signed it. She told us to show it to the bus driver and we should be OK. Tickets to ride the shuttle/bus round trip ordinarily cost $34.00 each!!!!! So, we get to the resort, and here is what we saw:

Inside Gaylord Resort- The Cascade Courtyard (all indoors- climate controlled)

We were so exhausted after the conference (VERY late hours), and since my feet swell any chance they get, we found a little gazebo with some benches and hi-jacked it for a little while.

Later on that day, after walking about 1/2 a mile each way to Shoney's for lunch, we crashed again on a couch in the fancy shmancy lobby for about 45 min. We are talking multi-million dollar resort, and here we are crashed on the couch. Anyway, it was great fun, and we are now very glad to be home!

Louiville (lou-i-vul)

Richard and I just got back from a fantastic leadership conference in Louiville. We left on Friday morning early, flew into Nashville, and then along with Kayla (Richard's sister) and Adam and Sarah Cluff, we rented a car and drove on down to Louiville for the conference that started Friday evening. The car that we got was a Kia something, and me, Richard, and Kayla were all crammed into the backseat! It was a crazy 3 hour drive, with our bodies doing interesting contortions the whole way just to try and stretch something. Looking back, it's pretty funny, but during the process... Anyway, here are some pictures of the conference: On the way there Saturday morning. Don't you love the way he is smashing my eye closed?
Justin Seay- he got in a motorcycle accident about a month ago, so he was limping around and icing his knee a lot. What a trooper!
Beautiful Kayla

Behind Richard and I are Raul and Charles- this was their 1st conference. We are so excited for them! Charles drove all the way from Phoenix with some other guys on our team. They are going to be great leaders. Way to go!

More Realistic...

OK, so after posting that last picture of my enormous belly, I kept looking at it and looking at it, and I came to the conclusion that I am not really that big. There's no way. So, although my face is not the cutest in this picture, here is another belly shot...
Ahhh, that makes me feel a little better. :o)