We had to decorate a box ahead of time and bring it with us to the retreat. They were used to hold all the wonderful notes we got from our sisters throughout the weekend. It was fun to sit down with the box later and read all the sweet and encouraging notes.
Saturday we had a few free time hours. Most of went to downtown Dahlonega to eat and look around in the shops. It was the weekend before Veterans Day so they had several of these crosses with flags.
We also went to the Southern Living Idea House. It was a beautiful house with a beautiful view.
It was not what I expected from the outside. I thought we would drive up to a mansion, considering we passed several on the way in. They were asking 2.3 million unfurnished and 2.5 million furnished. It was more impressive on the inside. They had it decorated for Christmas. I think every room had a tree.
The kitchen had a huge glass door that opened up all the way to the outside. Great for entertaining.
There was a neighborhood model home that was available to look at so we headed over there next. I personally liked it better that the idea house. Here is Connie, Shelia, Lisa and me stopping for a photo opportunity on the back deck. It was a beautiful scenery. If I had that to look at, I think Carmel could talk me into moving to the mountains( even though I am a beach and sun girl).
The master bedroom the was equipped with its own minibar with frig. Yeah right! I can see it now. Honey, can you grab me a Mt. Dew out of the mini frig?
Shelia taking a rest on the outdoor resting swing. SOLD!
I am not much of a bath person but I think I could learn to like them sitting in this overflowing tub with a candle, music, bubbles, no kids wanting to jump in and that view.