Sunday, July 16, 2017

Telling about Tennessee!

 Last month, I had the biggest blessing to travel to the Smokey mountains in Tennessee to Join some of my AYITM sisters for a reunion!  My "A Year in the Making" sisters who had taken a class with me from June 2015 to June 2016 (online) were gathering for a reunion at a cabin in the mountains and even though all 65 of us couldn't come, we did have a wonderful turnout with 25!  This view was so breathtaking!!!

This beautiful cabin was so comfortable!  It slept 56 people!!!  Since we had only 25, it was very spacious and had every amenity you could want including 2 hot tubs and a pool table and foozball.   This was our room on the 2nd floor!  My roomie was Jane!!  

Here's Alison setting up her shot against Dana!  
This is Kari from Florida and Tara from Australia getting some snacks!  In the background, you can see the Chef that fed us amazing meals all weekend!  The planning committee did an awesome job of every detail of our reunion. 
 The class we took online was taught by Karen who is a fantastic photographer.  That is the reason most of us were in her class -- because we had taken her photography workshop years before this class.   BUT "A Year in the Making" was a class that had so much more than just learning photography!  Believe me when I say It is hard to explain-- but this class will have a lasting impact on my life -- and one of the big things is that I gained 64 new friends!  These lovely ladies are forever in my sisterhood!  We have done and been thru alot with each other!
This is Dana!!! 

Crystal and I were taking photos of the gorgeous mountains from our upstairs balcony! 
My Sweet Friend Angie from Georgia!   

Dinner was all set up for us!  We had delicious meals every single day!
Saturday was the day that we all started to arrive at the cabin!  The first night, the committee planned a "Superhero party" and we had such a fun night getting caught up with one another and of course taking pics!!

Here's a couple more SuperHeroes  - Stephanie and Kellie

We had a wonderful party and then this Happened the next morning!!! 

 We took a hike in the mountains --headed for a gorgeous waterfall!  It was so much fun!
There's Crystal!
Stephanie and Tara! 

This is Anna!!  

You could even hike under the falls!  Photo Opp Happening! 

None of us went swimming,   but.....

Vicky was having fun walking thru the water and staying ON the Rocks!  
 This is the Hiking gang-- (not all of the people at the reunion) but we had a beautiful day and it was fun to get to chat as we walked along in the gorgeous surroundings!  Remember, I come from the dry, brown Southwest!  This was so green and lush-- a very fun adventure!
I'll be telling more of the Reunion story in days to come, so stop by again soon!!!