Saturday, February 21, 2009
Callaway Gardens & and the Father Daughter Retreat
First off, let me say that Callaway Gardens is the most beautiful place that I've ever seen.
Second, let me say that it's the best place in the world to have the Father & Daughter Retreat.
Lord willing, my dad and I will be going at the end of March, and I am very excited. This will be our third year, and last year, we took our bikes for the first time. We went a day early, and it was a seven hour drive. When we got there, we registered, unpacked everything and got settled in our room, and then went for the best bike ride that I've ever been on. You feel like you could just fall asleep (if you wouldn't wreck:) it was just so peaceful! There were flowers of all sorts, and lots of butterflies and squirrels. It was just so much fun. Over the next few days, we rode probably all over the place in every spare moment of free time. We did the games there, and that's a ton of fun. There's this one game where you are blindfolded, and you have to follow you father's voice through this obstacle course, but if you don't....you'll fall in a stream. :) (or trip on a log....)
The meals there are WONDERFUL...and a bit fattening. :D But, nevertheless, it's great fun. If you haven't been, I'd encourage you to go. It's an excellent opportunity to talk to your father about his past and learn about him, spend time with him, talk with him, and ultimately, open your heart to him and grow closer to him. The Father & Daughter Retreat is a wonderful thing in my life, and I am so thankful that my Daddy will take time to go on a seven hour trip down to Callaway Gardens and spend four days down there, listening to wonderful talks and spending time with his unworthy daughter.
Thank you Daddy!!!