Friday, October 31, 2008

The Lodge... No Eye Candy Here

Many of you know I went to another seminar this past weekend. This one was a little different for me as I was in the minority not of women, but EMS. There was me in a sea of policemen and one other fireman. There were several women there so that was not an issue. The issue was most of the police were either Chiefs, Captains, Lieutenants, Detectives well you get the picture. You can just see them staring and trying to figure out what was up with the huge cut across my forehead. Many were nice and didn't ask, BUT I had several who did. OK you know I couldn't just tell them a piece of furniture attacked me right? You all know me better. All I said was " I didn't duck quick enough." Well that just left it wide open for them to draw their own conclusions. LOL. I did tell two of the guys what really happened and you can imagine the look on their faces like... right sure you had a piece of furniture fall on you that just happened to have a nail sticking out. It was too fun.

So I tried to take pictures of the lodge because it was just beautiful this time of the year. The name was Bear Creek State Lodge in Mt. Sterling Ohio. And yes Linda I used a flash with my camera. LOL. It was very hard to get the entire front in one shot. I so looked like a tourist taking these pictures. I had to tell a couple of the guys to either get in the picture or get out because I was posting them on the computer. Needless to say you won't see anyone in any of the pictures. LOL. Oh yeah Kimberly close your eyes you can't see the pictures. LOL.

The view as you walk in the doors. You have this little seating area that over looks a huge lake. The seating area had a fireplace, low lighting, nature sounds (music) playing softly, lodge type furniture to sit in. So relaxing.

This was looking to the right as you walk in. There was a restaurant that had a wall of windows to overlook the lake, a bar with huge TVs to watch the game, and of course a gift shop.

Looking to the left those windows overlooked the outdoor pool. There was also an indoor pool, workout room, and hot tub that I saw.

On my way to my room I saw this huge quilt hanging above one of the exits. Each square was made by a child then put into this quilt. It was so amazing and of course not being a good photographer this picture doesn't do it justice.

My room which was on the first floor. Now I am sorry, but I don't think I would pay $159.00 a night to stay here during the peak season. It was nice, but not that nice. LOL. Alright I'm a cheap skate you can say it. LOL.

The view from my patio. Now there were two chairs out here and a table. AHHHH.... how nice if you were a person with no legs. One of the chairs(the one you see in the above picture) was pushed up against the railing. There was no other place to put it so that a normal person could sit in it. How relaxing sitting Indian style in a lawn chair on a patio. The other chair was ok for me since I was short. The patios were a really weird shape. On the brighter side it was a beautiful view.

All in all the seminar was pretty good. It was about speaking in public to the media on a large incident such as school shootings, or the attacks in NY, or an incident such as this. Yep imagine me on TV. LOL. It's kinda like the presidential debates you'd get up and change the channel. LOL. OH POOH!!! It's Fat Friday again. DUH!!!! I'll post a recipe this weekend as I am at work then have a Halloween party to go to at my old neighbor's house.
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Janene said...

Mary~I can't wait to see the recipe that you post.
Glad to see you're back blogging.
You have been away way too long!

Janene said...

Mary~I can't wait to see the recipe that you post.
Glad to see you're back blogging.
You have been away way too long!

Janene said...

opps! Why did that post twice???

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Mary, that is too funny that you told people only enough to make them think something else! Aren't you a character? :D
Glad your stay was a nice one.
You have a great weekend!

simple~needs said...

hey, i have been there.,, yes, i am a cheap skate too. i wouldnt pay that price either. tee hee
i love the pics. the view is spectacular.....

simple~needs said...

its me again..... i love the line you told
i bet they were coming up with al kinds of scenes in their heads....... that was a good one.:)

basketsnprims said...

Mary, I wouldn't pay that much either. More money for primming.
Can't wait to see the recipe you post. Happy Halloween.


Thistledew Farm said...

Looks like a fun place to stay - and great fun to mess with the macho guys!

Linda said...

LOL - good girl using the flash! Oh boy, I'd PAY to see you speak in public. You'd have us rolling on the floor in laughter with your great sense of humor.

Nail sticking out - yeah sure.....

Seriously, I hope you are healing well!

hugs, Linda

Julie said...

Hope you have fun at the party. I would love to see you on tv. I wouldn't even change the channel. Happy Halloween. Julie

ohiofarmgirl said...

Looks like a great place to stay. Hope your head is healing!!!! Dianntha

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

I'm surprised you didn't redecorate your room in prim before you left!

Hope you poor head is feeling better. Maybe a furniture self defense class would help???