Thursday, July 2, 2009

Retreat!

Hi Everyone!

Well, I certainly didn't expect to be so long in posting this, but my intentions never seem to work out with my actuality! We are finally on a road trip! Mom seemed to be stable enough so that we felt OK about leaving knowing that if we need to, we'll just go home. I call to check on her every few days and let her know where we are and what we're doing. Seems to keep her satisfied.

Right now, we're at Ghost Ranch in Northern New Mexico. It's a Presbyterian Camp/Conference Center and several folks from our church come out here once a year. We're doing a Bible Study on Genesis and the First Family and it's very interesting and thought provoking! Here is our Pastor, Rick who is getting ready to slap a big bug on his leg! Who does he look like?
This is the area that Georgia O'Keefe lived and worked in for about 50 years. It is in a very remote area, so no cell coverage unless you go to the top of the mountain, but they do have irregular wireless in the Library on Campus. So that's where I am writing you from!

We're in the High Desert, about 6500 feet above sea level. I'm just about to get acclimated to the altitude! Had a wonderful massage today and I am so relaxed. Bear with me if I fall asleep on you.............

OK, I'm awake now! Thought you'd like to see some pics. Since we're in the motorhome, we opted to fix our own food instead of eating in the Dining Hall, which I understand can be real iffy. Here's Bill at our first evening meal eating left overs! Don't know what he thought was so funny!

The desert is in bloom this time of year. Here are the flowers outside our RV:

Did you always think cactus was ugly? Think again-----

How about some wild asters?


We are surrounded by red rock formations. Here is Chimney Rock:

So that gives you an idea of what we're experiencing right now. I desperately need some Spiritual Rejuvination after the last few months with Mom. After we leave here on Sunday we'll go to Santa Fe for a couple of weeks (I hope). That's my home. Born and raised there and it's always a treat to visit with friends and family. I'm hoping to actually work on a couple of quilt related things while I'm away. I'll show some pics next time of my project.

So, that's it for me! Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and that you get that needed rest and rejuvination, too!

Blessings~

5 comments:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

How wonderful to "go home" again. I love visiting where I grew up. It makes me feel like a kid again. It looks like you are having a wonderful and very well deserved time. Lets hope Mom stays stable. Have a lovely time.

Muddling Through said...

That sounds like such a good time. It's good to get totally away from your usual surroundings once in a while, isn't it? And that you get Bible study, too, just is a plus, especially in those beautiful surroundings! Have fun. And rejuvenate.
Hugs,Elaine

The Quilt Buddy said...

Glenna,

Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!

Glad to hear that mom is doing better!

HUGS!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Glenna, how nice to hear from you. Glad you Mom is stable. Going home, how wonderful, enjoy your time, you deserve it and your mom would want you to have it too!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Good to hear from you Glenna. I'm glad your enjoying yourself. Your hubby is so cute there laughing. Flowers are pretty even if they are in the desert. lol
I hope your mom is hanging in there.
Hugs