Thursday, September 13, 2012

I'm back from the Retreat

I know it's been a while since my last post. I've been away on vacation and on Silver Publishing's retreat in Gatlinburg Tennessee. I have to admit, it was a big deal for me to go there. I'm a self-proclaimed homebody and I'm quite shy, so I was extremely nervous before we arrived there.

I met Leiland Dale and AKM Miles first. I'm a huge fan of both of them so I admit I was all blushing and stammering like a schoolgirl. Once we received the keys to our cabin and so forth we left to meet my cabin roommates. The cabin itself was beautiful. It was surrounded by the Smokey Mountains, so the view was very serene and stunning to look at.

The cabin itself had three levels. We stayed in the bottom level with Mathilde Watson across the way from us. In the center of our level was a pool table, jukebox and an arcade game. My husband and several others spent MANY a night playing pool until the early hours of the morning. Lucky for them, I packed a fan, so it blocked out all of the noise they made. LOL!

The second level was the main area. It had two huge tables where we all sat at and visited, a BIG kitchen, nice sized living room and a back porch with a hot tub that many of them used. (I only used it once, it was too freakin' hot!)

The third level held several bedroom and I think a pinball machine. For some reason, I never ventured up there. There was always so much activity in the main area, I forgot to explore the entire place.

My cabin mates were: Silvia Violet, Angel Martinez, Lori Bell, Vicktor Alexander, Freddy MacKay, Toni Griffin and Mathilde Watson. I have to say I loved all of them. We all became fast friends and every one of them were truly amazing people. I learned so much from all of them and our cabin was filled with laughter and joy. Once we all became acquainted with each other, we hung out together and really formed a friendship that I will personally always cherish.  If you are looking to meet six amazing people, look no further because they are all down to earth, lovely people.

I had a wonderful time and have some wonderful memories to last me a lifetime.


  1. When I heard about the trip I was amazed. Vic I want to meet him one day. Let us hope that I will be able to. ~Blows kisses~ I love that picture you added to the post. Made me smile it looks as though you all were about to have a lot of talking going on.

  2. Vic is amazing and I do hope you get to meet him. He's truly a sweet and wonderful person.
    We had a blast and didn't want to leave. Better yet, we became life-long friends and in my opinion it just doesn't get better than that!
    Thanks for the comment! Have a great weekend!