- This fourth retreat was the first time we drove out on Monday morning instead of Sunday night. Personally, I would just as soon go on Monday. It's not that bad of a drive (4+ hours), and I wasn't near as tired Monday afternoon as I thought I might be. Plus it helps that the schedule usually allows for a long break (4-6:30) Monday afternoon, which is plenty of time for a nice nap. I would much rather spend an extra night at home - that makes me more rested than arriving a day early (though if I had to travel much further I would probably want to come on Sunday).
- We left home at probably 7:15 am (or so) on Monday, and arrived at the lodge about 11:45. So that's 4 1/2 hours if I did the math right. We stopped once along the way and got some putrid coffee at a Burger King, and then we stopped and got gas as we got off I-77 at Rt. 22. It was also a bit snowy, and Steve probably doesn't drive as fast as I do.
- Coming home... we left Wednesday at about 11:50 am. We didn't stop at all on the way home and got to my house about 3:50 - right about exactly 4 hours.
- It was about an hour and fifteen minutes from Salt Fork to Columbus; and just a hair under 3 hours from Columbus home.
- It definitely helped having the humidifier in our room during the winter. Not only did it mask my snoring, but I didn't have any static cling problems, and my nose/head felt pretty good.
- Tom usually sleeps by the sliding door, and I usually sleep by the bathroom wall.
- Tom prefers to keep the fan running constantly on the heater/air conditioner (due to noise).
- I do not need my brief case; and probably don't need to bring a book along to read. I never read it. I also don't need to bring quarters for the games, because they only take tokens. Six bottles of water is plenty.
Friday, January 28, 2011
MLI logistics (retreat 4)
Some things I want to remind myself of about the Missional Leadership Initiative retreats being held at the lovely Salt Fork State Park Lodge and Conference Center...