Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Staff Retreat 2013

The last couple of years we have gone to Riverbend Retreat Center in Glen Rose for staff retreat, we have scheduled our trip so we can stop at Hammond's BBQ. Hammond's has good BBQ, but what is worth the drive even if you are going just down the road for a staff retreat is their peanut butter pie! We left the church at 11am on Tuesday with plans to have Hammond's for lunch and then head to Riverbend. We knew from past experience, and from double-checking their web site, that they are closed Monday and have the buffet on Tuesday. Imagine our disappointment when we pulled into the EMPTY parking lot on Tuesday to see a sign that said they are now closed Monday and Tuesday :(    We had to settle for a Mexican restaurant. Not bad, but the closest thing they had to peanut butter pie was peanut brittle for sale by the register!

Rooms we're quite ready so everybody did a little surfing.

We started out our Friday meeting with a time of worship.

Late night games and (non-diet) snacks are always a part of our retreat together. I love hanging out with the people I work with...they are a lot of fun.

On the way home, we stopped by Hammonds's since we missed it on the way. BBQ was good, but for the second year in a row, no peanut butter pie for me. The person who cooks the pies had to have some sort of surgery and could not make my pie :(  I'm sure compared to their issue, missing my pie was nothing...but I was still bummed.

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