Joy to the world, we’re back at Fall Creek Falls State Park for our annual fall faculty retreat. The park is of course a preserve for wild life indigenous to the region. The motel is an internationally acclaimed sanctuary for several rare phyla of mold and other allergens. The restaurant specializes in all-you-can-eat southern calories and hospitality. The banana pudding is almost like home and the soft serve ice cream is better than we have at home.
It is so refreshing to know you are enveloped by thousands of acres of lakes, streams, mountains, and forests. To keep the ferocious wildlife at bay we meet inside windowless but air conditioned rooms from early morning until late at night. It is enough to know the beauty of God’s creation is just a few yards away. When we sneak out for a bathroom break we can steal a glimpse of it all.
This year we are blessed to have several Board members with us. There is nothing like the presence of a Board member to ensure open and creative conversation especially when the hidden agenda standing in the middle of the room involves them. All kidding aside, I have found their participation refreshing and encouraging and only slightly stifling.
Fall Creek Fall State Park, Tennessee
August 9, 2010