Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Couples retreat weekend recap

So after our trip to Berea, we continued down the interstate to Cumberland Falls.  It's gorgeous -- if you ever get the opportunity to go, you really should. We missed the turn off for the lodge, and so we kept driving down the road...fortunately the next turn off was a parking area for the falls. 

Mike thinks this rock looks like an alligator...especially when the water level is higher.

We checked into our room.  It was a little cramped (see below), but the lodge was very nice.

Later, we had a short message, then played the newlywed game.  Mike and I scored 85 out of a possible 205...probably because of answers like this:

In case you're wondering, the question was "What was the most romantic thing you've ever done for your wife?"

Saturday, the message was about being yourself, and took a test to determine our personality types.  Mike and I are both introverts...that part we knew without the test.  More specifically, Mike would be categorized as "serious reflection" (desirable qualities: gifted, loyal, self-sacrificing, idealistic, aesthetic, analytical, perfectionist, and sensitive; problematic qualities: self-centered, moody, negative, theoretical, impractical, unsociable, critical, revengeful, and rigid).  My personality is characterized as "undemonstrative strength (desirable qualities: calm, easy-going, leader, diplomat, dependable, efficient, practical, conservative, and humorous; problematic qualities: stingy, fearful, indecisive, spectator, self-protective, selfish, and unmotivated).  This was on-the-money, for the most part.  :)   Also, it's a natural tendency to notice the problematic qualities first, so the goal is now to focus on the desirable qualities. 

We had the afternoon to spend as we chose...eight of us went hiking together to Eagle Falls.  Absolutely beautiful, and it was so much fun to go in such a big group.  And it was a nice 5-mile hike  There were a lot of things on Saturday that reminded me of being in college.  I liked that.

Mike and Forrest being rebels:

Cumberland Falls in the background:

Climbing the rocks at Eagle Falls:

Scrunchy McNoseface. 
(I made this face in just about every photo this weekend.)

Stacy...neither of us felt like climbing over rocks, so we stayed below.

Around 10 o'clock there was a mass ice cream craving taking over our group.  We drove 20 minutes to civilization for some Ben & Jerrys.  Again, it felt like college.

On the way out, we spotted a "Master of Disguise" quarter machine...the guys had to try it.  :)

Sunday, after morning worship, we headed out...but the Hunts and us (is that grammatically correct?  I can't think of another way to say that...we and the Hunts?) made a stop along the way to have lunch with Tiffeney and her husband Brian. 

Best couples retreat ever.  :)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

ok....mike's 'game show' answer is soooooooooooooo something brian would say...lol...i will never share how he asked me to marry him....lol...sooooooooooooo un-romantic...lol..he is lucky i said yes!! LOL!!! I loveeeeeeeeee that alligator rock...i sooooooooooo thought that too before I read what mike said!! loveeeeeeeeeee the photos!!!! U are sooooooooooooooo stinkin' cute! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

deana said...

Even with a scrunchy nose, you are adorable! And I'm loving the Master of Disguise photo. Looks like it was a great weekend! :-)

Hanneke said...

Looks like a great weekend!!! Great pics!!

mandiegirl said...

sounds like fun! :)