The main chapel
A painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the main chapel
Nice design and seating around the tabernacle off the main chapel
A new view and color of the trees outside from the main chapel
Pastor David played guitar and Daniel played piano for the morning worship
Very nice fixtures and furnishings in the main chapel
Jessica plays Cranium (you can tell she's trying to hint at Star Trek here - right?)
More fire...I wonder how people of ages past survived with all the smoke they must have inhaled...of course bad
food, lack of heat, famine, disease and lack of plumbing were probably also an issue
Heather and Wes in the foreground, Lisa and Joe further back and waaaay back Andrew and Angela
The suites were a bit small and obviously built for a spiritual community with these sinks, there must have been almost
20 of them here. When you have morning prayer and wake up at the same time I guess you need sink capacity.
We didn't really have strict quiet areas, but most of the place was quiet even with all of us there due to the size
Breakfast on Sunday I think, Lisa, Heather and Dave sit on the left...Jessie, Jordan, and Andy sit on the right
I wish we needed the air conditioner on...
An the best thing about the retreat center was the ecclectic collection of mugs...
And the Streisand music...
And the extensive library...
Andrew, Angela, Jessie, and Dave chat before our last meeting together
David, Heather, and Wes
Jennifer stretches as Pastor David ends the retreat with a song
Group picture time!
Front - Daniel, Jay, Todd, Jessie, Heather, Andrew, Angela, Lisa
Back - Heather, Wes, Steve, Pat, Eric, Jordan, Laurie, Erica, David, Jennifer, Dave, Jessica, George, Betty, Richard, Joe, Andy, and Lisa
Jordan and Laurie are engaged and see what good communication techniques they have learned from the weekend!
More gargoyles...now IN the main chapel...kinda creepy
Just when you thought you'd found all the frightening gargoyles there were more hiding in the rafters!
The main fireplace was a very nice feature
Main conference room
Why NOT put a carriage above the room?
Nice pottery at the center of the main conference room
Away we all drive, some of us headed towards Sturgeon Bay for lunch
What a nice barn
When you're out on a peninsula with high winds I guess these weights help steady the power/telephone lines
Resale and Antiques...those are so passe, but GOODIES - ever seen those for sale before?
Marilyn poses beneath the menu at the wonderful Sturgeon Bay restauraunt
Perry's Cherry Diner and if you really like it, you can buy it for $259k!
We're nice to chickens...but only on the weekend (for those city folk from Milwaukee and Chicago?)
Yum...pancakes with cherries
More Yum...Cherry Pie
The Paul R. Tregurtha of Wilmington, Delaware (nice tax haven)
which is the Queen of the Lakes as the longest boat on the great lakes at 1,013’ 06” (308.91m). I guess Paul CAN be a Queen.
This ship sits alongside the Herbert C. Jackson, both of the
Interlake Steamship Company, info from Boat Nerd
It gets cold up north...
Lots of restaurants in gas stations along I-43 and here's a combination you'll see nowhere else -
Target, BP, and MacDonald's!
Every church should have a backup ark just in case
Back to Milwaukee!
Galloping horses through the snow
The Acuity (property and casualty insurer) building
in Sheboygan is a very beautiful structure with what looks like Chihuly glass in the 50-foot central atrium.
Nearby, Acuity has raised the largest flagpole in the US and rebuilt it now
three times (first when it fell down almost on I-43, second to place it further away and to make it the largest US flagpole,
and now to allow access to replace the beacon lightbulb on top.
The flag weighs 300 pounds and each star is 3 feet high, the timing of the
hoist motor for the flag will allow it to reach the top just as the Star Spangled Banner ends.
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