FROM PALM TREES TO SNOW

I have not given up on doing something new every day – and in fact, today I did something new – I finished taking down my Christmas decorations which is about four weeks after I usually do it – so very much a first for me! December 26th? Get rid of the glitter and the Christmas music. Still having pine boughs sitting around late January? Not an option.

But the past couple weeks have gone from a walk under the palm trees in Orlando to watching eight inches of snow fall and in between time LOTS of work.

CPC always has one evening that they call Dinner on the Town – where  you can choose which restaurant to go to in Downtown Disney or one of the parks. Five of us headed for Epcot with Disney-lover Michayla being our guide. This was her seventh or eighth time at the park – the most recent – just a few weeks ago. This was my third – but they had been spread out over several years. Anyhow, Michayla knew exactly where we needed to go and the most efficient way to get there so we covered just about everything worth covering.

While eating in Italy, two other ladies from the conference joined us – one a lady who grew up at Des Plaines Bible with me. Talk about two totally unrelated parts of your life colliding – this was it.   But fun – and fun meeting her friend, too.

Oh, in Italy, we had thin-crusted pizza – different taste, but good. I think all of us liked it.

We then headed for Soaring which I don’t think I’ve been on before, but was lots of fun – you take a hot air balloon ride “over” California.  Water was actually falling off the Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite which it hasn’t been doing the two times I was actually there!

Anyhow – here are a few pictures.

The next day – Friday – was workshops until two and then some specialty workshops which could also be used for an hour or so of free time – except I was pulled into the “Present Awana” workshop as one of the presenters. Not a big deal, but rather unexpected.

That night, Beth Guckenberger spoke about the orphanages she and her husband have opened in Mexico … and then Jamie Grace gave a concert.

Saturday morning more meetings – a quick lunch at Downtown Disney and then to the airport.

That night we arrived home to eight degrees and frozen cars.

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