Friday, September 24

Off to our retreat!

Thank goodness it's Friday and we are headed to our retreat at Villa Maria. My daughter and I are headed east toward the Mississippi River and the scenic area south of Red Wing, MN. Villa Maria sits in the woods just south of the little town of Frontenac, MN and it is such a beautiful area. I'll have lots of photos to share when we return. While I'm gone leave me a comment about your favorite place to visit in the fall and you might be the winner of the extra little goodie bag that I have prepared. My daughter and I will be hosting thirteen of my friends so I made 15 goodie bags and one extra just for one of you. I'll get my random number man to draw a winning name on Sunday evening after I return and have unpacked. He'll be staying home to take care of the dog. I've left some food goodies in the fridge for him so he will survive while I'm away. LOL!
Winner of the goodie bag will be announced on Monday in my "What's on the line?" post.
See you then. Hope you all have a great weekend!
Sandi

36 comments:

Connie W said...

Wishing you a wonderful, wonderful weekend, filled with lots of fun.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Have fun!! Retreats are always so much fun!!

Pat said...

Enjoy the retreat (I'm sure you will). As of right now, my favorite fall spot is the Lancaster (Amish) area of PA where we will go for OUR retreat the first week of November, BUT...that might change when hubby and I make a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway in October to see the fall foliage!

Winona said...

Sandi, have a fun weekend. Sounds like you will. (grin) Winona

Winona said...

Just wanted to add that my favorite place to visit in the fall is right here in northwest Missouri. We get some beautiful colors on the trees. Winona

Carol said...

Have TONS of FUN!

Cath said...

Enjoy your retreat . I love to walk in the woods in autumn as it reminds me of times spent with my Dad.

luv2quilt2 said...

Have a wonderful relaxing time. My favorite place to visit in the fall is the eastern mountains of my home state, West Virginia. Just beautiful!

Sandi said...

Thanks everyone! Just a half hour til we leave the driveway. :-)

Crispy said...

Have Fun!!!

Crispy

Kathryn said...

My favorite place in the fall is Hawk Mountain in Kempton, PA. The hawks follow the currents down the mountain ridges in their annual migration. There are great lookouts, hiking trails and great views of the changing leaves. If only they could make those big boulders more comfortable to sit on! Kathie L in Allentown

Patty-Cake Manners said...

Have a wonderful time at your retreat!! I dream of going to one someday when the Little People are older :)

As for a favorite Fall destination, Cape Breton Island, hands down. It is the "Home of My Heart", and the colors in the Fall are amazing!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Your retreats sound like so much fun. I wish there was something like that around here. I love to just drive around in the fall and enjoy the beautiful foliage we have here in New England. There are a few trees that are just spectacular on the way to school in the morning and afternoon. We're not quite at peak yet so it gets prettier every day!

MGM

Anonymous said...

Have a great weekend and enjoy spending the time with your daughter and the other quilters. My favorite place to visit in the fall is to ride through the Poconos Mountains in PA. This is my favorite time of year BUT so far this fall we are on our 4th 90 degree day. Someone is all mixed up.
Denny Shaw dshaw@sju.edu

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Sounds like so much fun! Enjoy!

Oh Sew Addicted said...

Hope you have a great retreat Sandi. Sounds wonderful! And I am jealous!
Have fun!
carla louise
www.ohsewaddicted.com

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

Have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to see your photos.

Beth said...

Have a great time! Can't wait to see your photos.
My favorite fall destination is a park near here where the fall colors are so pretty. I like to walk through leaves.

sue said...

Have a fun and exciting weekend. My favorite fall place is Duluth and Lake Superior.

Sue

annemarie said...

Hope you have a great weekend and that the weather cooperates - I have heard that there is some rough weather in southern Minnesota. My favorite place to visit in the fall would be right where you are - southern Minnesota. There is nothing more beautiful than a southern Minnesota autumn day. Nothing in Texas could come close to walk through Minnesota woods and farmland.

scottylover said...

Have fun on your retreat! I love to take the Great River Road from Alton IL up to Grafton IL during the fall. Great colors, the Mississippi river is right along the road, and the bald eagles are nesting. Fun time!

Sandy A

Lina said...

I envy your fall. I'm on the central coast of California where we have no seasons. Our average year round temps are 55 to 75 degrees and we have the lowest rainfall in our part of the state. Please be sure to post as many pictures as you can.

Roselie said...

Hope that you and your daughter had a great time at your retreat.

My DH and I love taking a ride down the Kancamagus Highway in NH to see the fall foliage at its peak.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorite place to visit in the fall is the North Shore of Lake Superior! It has beautiful colors and great hiking trails!

Anonymous said...

Our favorite place to visit in the fall in Branson MO. The foliage is
just beautiful! Have fun at your retreat!
Cheryl

Stitched With Prayer said...

We visited our favorite Fall location just yesterday afternoon. We drove the 15 minutes from our house up to Snow Basin Loop, a road that takes you to Snow Basin Ski Resort here in Utah. *Some of the 2002 Winter Olympic Events were there* But there is a little two lane road that just loops down into the mountains and up onto the mountain tops giveing you a wonderful panoramic view of the Fall foliage. It is not quite at it's peak in color yet but very close and the drive was breathtakingly beautiful. We have driven it every year for as long as I can remember. Have a wonderful time at your Retreat!

Anonymous said...

My favorite fall spot (actually, any time of the year spot) is along the North Shore in Minnesota.
Beth
olsoncieslak@msn.com

pamdux said...

My favorite place is back home in Western New York. Crisp fall days and chilly fall nights to cuddle with an extra quilt.

ljeanne said...

Wishing you a wonderful time. I just returned from an annual retreat - renewed friendships and did some quilting.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

My favorite place to visit in the fall is Gatlinburg Tn. Trish

crazypatch dreamer said...

Enjoy your weekend! I like Fall right here at home in the Ozark Mountains.
Louise

Linda said...

My favourite fall spot is HALIBURTON, ONT CANADA.The leaves will be on show with all in beautiful colour.

princess granola said...

hope you've had some fun this weekend.

not so traditionally fallish but our favorite place ANY time is the gulf coast of florida. in fact we were there just yesterday. :)

Jacquelynne said...

I hope you've had a really wonderful weekend- you deserve it!!

Pamela O said...

Hope you had a great retreat!!
I'm one that does not get to travel much, but if I could, my wish would be to see the East Coast in the Fall. I heard it is beautiful and full of the fall colors.

angelsister1951 said...

Oh so much fun retreats are... and ever so special in the fall of the year... getting ready for the holidays and just the crisp air and comfort food....
have a great weekend
ter

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