we took the blazer in case we needed the 4wd on our way back since they were calling for winter storm during the weekend. i'm glad we had it! got dumped with about a foot of snow over there, in pequot lakes and looked pretty much the same all the way back to roseau on our drive back - lots of snow, no cars in ditches though. the only casualties we noticed were several mailboxes.
i love the setup they have at that place! it is so great - she has a huge crop area that is off the scrapbook store so we can crop as early or as late (or all night) as we want. we have our own door to access the crop area/living area from the outside. the upstairs has lots of space too. it is so nice for large groups. (we were nine people this time). kitchen/dining room/living room all open, two bathrooms (each with double sinks), three bedrooms with a total of 10 beds.
as for food, we decided to get most of it catered this year. we loved the food that lakes latte had brought us last year. it was even better this time - and cheaper in the long run! (we gave $35 pp for all our food and drinks and snacks for the whole weekend-that's for 6 meals!) lakes latte's food is so yummy!! i hope we decide to do that again next year.
anyways, we also organized a few games which were a ton of fun. my favourite was the putting together a scrapbook page... blindfolded. it was so funny to watch! then it was my turn. that wasn't so funny LOL i felt so disoriented just trying to reach for the pieces of paper that were for the journaling and photo mats and titles, etc. and then trying to place them on the scrapbook page so that it looked ok. we all managed ok - guess now we can say that we can scrapbook with our eyes closed : ) one of the girls, lisa, took some pics - i hope she shares because i forgot to pack my camera!
i always get a lot done when i go there because i don't have to put anything away! i made three months worth of cards for card club (plus extras for myself) and a few little albums, a generic one, a cmas one, one for matthieu. i didn't get to finish the flower shaped chipboard album that i was doing for the girls though. maybe i'll finish that one when i go on my next scrapbook retreat in march. that ones in moose lake.
pequot lakes is such a cute place - a lot of little boutique-type shops, and the people are so friendly. all in all it was a great weekend!