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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Gatlinburg, Tennessee! (oh boy!)

Well....I didn't get any pictures of the Timothy+Barnabas conference in Gatlinburg, but I did get a picture of my wonderful assistant, Sarah, at her first geocache! During the free afternoon at T+B I couldn't find anything better to do than go find a cache and one was a block from our condo. I don't know that Sarah is 'hooked' on geocaching after just one hunt, but she definitely got a good taste of the 'thrill of the hunt'! Thanks, Gulfwind!

Can you believe so many senior adults in one building! This is only the first of two Jubilee Conferences for this week. The first conference sold out quickly with 6,000 registrants so they had to add a second one for the same week. Wow! Jake does such a great job planning and seeing that everyone is taken care of and having a good time. Best of all, I get to spend time with Katie and Carson. Watching them 'work at the conference' and being excited about the opportunity is a great thing. Last night they were walking back to their room from our room with Millie and Scott as their escorts and in just a minute they were banging at our door to get back in. A bear had crossed their path in the parking lot! They were all scared to death! We got in the car and went on a 'bear hunt' riding up and down the parking lot looking for the bear. We couldn't find it then, but later spotted it in the small woods down the hill from the condo. Tonight I heard a lot of banging and realized it may be the bear in our trash can outside and sure enough...there he was, right outside my door! I ran and got Johnny out of bed, sound asleep, to see the bear and by the time he got there, he was gone! Johnny went back to bed, not caring as much about the bear as I did, but caring about me waking him up from his sleep to see a bear that wasn't there! Well...I looked out the front into the parking lot and there he was....again!!! I had to call somebody, so I called Lindsey who is in the next building and finally, she saw the bear!!!! There really are bears in Gatlinburg! (at least one)