Saturday, April 1, 2017

Mountain Retreat

     Our women's retreat was held at a wilderness survival school this year. Mountain Shepherd Survival School is located in Catawba, Virginia on a beautiful, winding, back road, about fifty minutes drive from my house. We had heavy rain the morning before the retreat which caused the streams and creeks to swell considerably. I glimpsed many such creeks at the base of the mountains along the drive. By afternoon, the rain stopped and the sun shone through the cloud openings like spotlights dotting the mountainside. It was a beautiful drive in.
     The overnight retreat was a wonderful opportunity to relax and enhance relationships with friends, old and new alike. We enjoyed excellent food, thoughtful scripture time, and jolly, good laughs. I wouldn't mind returning to the school to participate in the actual wilderness training. (that wasn't part of our retreat). You can read about Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School here.

Our beautiful group of attendees.
The view from the upper deck of the lodge.

The dining hall.
The meeting room.

 Catawba roads, a beautiful vista at every turn.

1 comment:

  1. I love retreats like that - sounds like a lovely time.