Here are a few highlights from the conference in West Virginia (Danny and I were asked to speak there over 3 days at a singles conference at this beautiful, woodsy lodge.):
1. MEETING NEW PEOPLE. Oh man. This part was just really cool. I don’t know how it happens, but every time we find ourselves in one of these situations, we end up just feeling a real exchange of love and friendship with the people we meet. It’s really kind of amazing. And actually, THAT is what makes us the most excited if we get asked to something like this.
Here are a few pictures people sent us…
4. THE DANCE. So- on one of the nights they had a dance. And well, Danny and I dance crazy in our kitchen and stuff…but I guess we just haven’t been to very many dances together. 🙂 So it’s actually a new experience to slow dance with Danny. haha. You guys, I totally got butterflies!! 🙂 I swear, the world just stopped while dancing with him. He is such a good dancer – and just knows how to handle a woman. 🙂 🙂 🙂 I just love it that he knows what to do – and is just so smooth and manly about it all. It felt amazing. And I totally teared up right then and there to have him dance with me and look at me the way he does. And well, the whole weekend was just crazy romantic. I just loved returning to our little cottage together each evening. 🙂
6. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY. That is REAL, you guys, and so cute. Holy smokes. They were all as welcoming, accommodating, gracious, and generous as can be. On our way out, we received a stack of cards and gifts from people! It was SO sweet!!! I just couldn’t believe it. They gave us a basket of local goods – blown glass, local lemon honey, a vase, handmade coasters. And….they even surprised us with two Fiestaware mugs, made in West Virginia. 🙂 And later I bought one of those Fiestaware pitchers I’ve been wanting (seen at Red Farm restaurant in NYC). They’re on a good sale right now at Macy’s that ends today (4/29)! They said in West Virginia, it’s tradition to get Fiestaware when you set up a new home or move out, get married, etc.
P.S. Our recommended playlist for road trips through the country: Grateful Dead, Cat Stevens, Ray LaMontagne. 🙂