Back in November Himself and I met up with Rebecca and The Man. We met at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling to see the Christmas Lights. Awesome!
It was an great visit and we talked about everything and anything. One of the things she and I discussed was Jen’s recent announcement at Conversion Diary of next summer’s “a conference / gathering / party thing.” It sounded like a wonderful get away for Catholic women and mothers to relax and connect with others.
As we were sitting and talking about this at a resort, uh duh, at a resort, the thought came to me - why not do something similar on our side of the country geared toward wanna-be-moms and may-never-be-moms. As much as we know we are welcome at the Austin event, our needs are perhaps a little different from moms.
And then, as if to remind me of this conversation, one dear lady, T, posted the following on the St. Gerard FB group: "Brainstorm idea: Wondering if we could pull off planning a retreat somewhere in the middle of where we all live? This would take some interesting planning, perhaps late Spring or early summer."
Himself and I have gone many times to Oglebay and once stayed in the cabins with my family. It's a comfortable, casual, relaxed sort of place where you can do as much or as little as you want. I pictured a "girls' weekend" kind of like that - a couple of planned things, Mass, a talk or two, and time to hit the putt putt course, paddle boats, pool, zoo, or spa, and more time just to sit around and chat.
The cabins fit anywhere from 8 to 26 people and have fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces, heating & air conditioning, and in some cases, are carpeted. Hardly roughing it!
What do you think? Anyone interested?
* UPDATE *
* I contacted Oglebay this morning. Apparently cottages are filling up fast. The weekends with the most cottages availabe are May 2nd-4th or June 6th-8th The weekend of May 17th-19th, there is one 8 person cottage. The rest of the weekends are filled up.
* I picture this as anyone who wants to come can - married or single, IF or you beat that beast.