This retreat stands out for me (and all the others) for the Arctic frigid conditions that turned everything frozen…Frozen I and II. This was the year Libby gave me my sofa-size electric blanket that didn’t die until two weeks ago…but I am ready…I have my “cadillac” Serta blanket to cozy up with this year. (**Libby…that was the best gift you ever gave me…I used it literally half the year while watching television at night!)
This was also the year sweet Betsy joined us (following her cancer surgery) and oh what fun we had! Betsy and I braved the frigid temps and started tracking down all the famous old inns and restaurants with stories or legends associated with them….we had a ball! Even researching the Dingle Tip Top Inn!
Betsy’s mantra was and always has been “It’s Good”….”Life is good” while wearing that big smile on her face…amazing..she lifted everyone else’s spirits on this retreat in how she handled her own health crisis…with little children in tow.
She fit right in with everyone and frigid conditions or not…it was warm and loving inside!
Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh