Monteagle- Days 13 and 14

Day 13 (Saturday) was highlighted by a number of fun activities: a picnic and (very cold/frigid) swim at Rutledge Falls, a pet show and ice cream sundae social, and dinner at Four Seasons (again!). Day 14 (Sunday/today) was “pack it up and head home day” (and back to the real world). Here are some pictures…

Monteagle- Day 12

Yesterday (Friday, Day 12) was another memorable day on the mountain. Apart from the usual activities, the highlight included eating supper at Four Seasons (aka, The Bird Restaurant) homestyle, country buffet (it’s only open Friday-Sunday, and only in the summer, so we’re not sure why it is called “Four” seasons). Anyway, you never leave hungry!…

Monteagle- Day 11

Today’s highlights include a kids morning scavenger hunt, walking with Kristy, a short, but furious thunderstorm (the mountain needs rain badly!), lunch in the dining hall, a “progressive supper” for the Eagles (Ann Ferris and Schaeffer’s group), and a really fun hike of the Firey Gizzard Trail “day loop” (hope to post photos of that…

Monteagle- Days 9 & 10

Yesterday (Day 9) the kids played games (capture the flag, spud, dodge ball, etc.), went to crafts and watched March of the Penguins in the auditorium. Schaeffer and I played “HORSE” in the gym (he was on fire!). Last night Kristy made some unreal spaghetti. Today, Kristy had a “ladies lunch & tea” with friends…

Monteagle- Day 8

Today after “games” in the morning, we ate lunch on the porch and then Ann Ferris went to play cards with a friend while Schaeffer played Ultimate Frisbee. Schaeffer also played with Saxon for a while. Kristy went to the “book swap” at the Winfield House Library while I spent most of the afternoon napping…

Monteagle- Days 6 & 7

Yesterday (day 6) we went on an excursion with several families to Greeter Falls creek and swimming hole. That trip has become something of a tradition. In the evening we attended a party hosted by the Quinlens of Memphis. Got into a late-night discussion about politics and religion. So much fun! Today (day 7) began…

Monteagle- Day 5

I forgot to mention that yesterday at games the kids has a mass scavenger hunt which they really enjoyed. Today was “water games” in the morning, with Schaeffer playing soccer in the afternoon and Ann Ferris going on a nature hike to the Coal Mines with the “eagles” age group. Schaeffer also got in some…

Monteagle- Day 4

Today after games, Ann Ferris went to arts and crafts while Schaeffer played tennis with his buddy, Walker. This evening, their age group had a progressive supper. The plan for a progressive supper is to “progress” from one stage of the meal to the next: the appetizer at one cottage, the main course at another…

Monteagle- Day 3

Hello friends and family. Here are some highlights from day 3 on the mountain: Games for the kids from 10:00-noon (Mon.-Fri.) The kids enjoyed meeting some highway patrolmen who gave demonstrations on auto safety as well as gave tours of fire trucks, ambulances, etc. Schaeffer and I played ultimate Frisbee with a bunch of guys…

Monteagle- Day 2

Today Kristy and I got up and enjoyed a morning walk around the grounds before the kids left for “games.” While they were at games we went to browse Mountain Outfitters (Schaeffer needs some water sandals for the creek) and The Blue Chair. But the highlight of the morning was the garter snake that hangs…

Monteagle- Day 1

Today was our first full day on the mountain. In the morning the kids had “games” from 10:00-noon. Capture the flag and dodge-ball. Sarah Wynn played in the “hummingbird” area and enjoyed the playground with her counselors. Since my uncle has added on a second porch to the cottage (this one is screened, with two…

Vacation in Monteagle

Today we leave for our family vacation to Monteagle, TN! We are glad that Al and Sophie will be house-sitting for us while we are gone. I hope to post every now and then to let you know what we’re up to. This is a picture of the front porch of the Edgeworth Inn, a…