Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Natchez Trace Wilderness Preserve …. Hohenwald TN ….. rain, rain, rain … some sun, fall colors …. warm, now getting cooler … lovely lakes … a dam …. restful …relaxing, all post Young Living Essential Oils convention in Nashville where I met friend Marilyn Brodhurst of Virginia Beach and we spent our time together at the Opryland Hotel … my goodness what a place of opulence, huge, fun.

This is Marilyn. She moved into Brightwing with me for the convention and her friend, Sunny, took her van down to Natchez Trace.

The convention was held in the "Delta" Port, one of many spokes of the wheel.

The convention opened on Thursday and my pictures aren't so hot. The room was dimly lit and my pictures had to be taken off a big screen that I could see very well, but it's not made for cameras, not mine anyway.

Here is the Young family opening the convention. Mary with Jacob and Gary holding Joseph.

There were many displays of products in the lobby. This one
is all essential oils ... therapeutic essential oils, the passion of
my life.

Berry Young Juice, of course. The highest juice drink on the planet in terms of anti-oxidants and vibrations as tested by the S-ORAC scale and other scientific tests, 60% Chinese Ninjha wolfberries, other juices and essential oils of lemon and orange.

The convention was grand, wonderful teachings, new products … hey, they rolled out A.R.T. (Age Refining Technology) their first in the new cosmetic line … I bought a kit … how could I resist? after they showed compelling photos of “old” skin (mine) and “young” skin of a former life. The new technology is proving to restore old skin and we learned all about collagen, liposomes, fibroblasts, photolyase enzymes and endonuclease enzymes all which help repair DNA damage, the cause of skin aging. Marilyn and I took many “before” pictures of each other on my digital camera. What a hoot that was.

What an exciting time to be alive, I’ll tell you.

One more picture of our stroll around the Delta Port, a fountain "playing" its water to the music.

For the next 3-1/2 days we parked near one another in the Natchez Trace Wilderness Preserve. This preserve is a Thousand Trails NACO park, for those who know about those things, located about 100 miles southwest of Nashville. I spent time getting caught up with email and other web related activities … like paying the bills and enjoying the fact that there is no alarm in the morning.

There is no CURVES anywhere near this place. First time ever in all my travels around this great land that a Curves is not here. That is my workout place of choice for the past 2-1/2 years, an old friend … but a bright light. There are two in Chattanooga.

My absentee ballot arrived in Belen, was Fed-Exd to me, and is back in the mail.

Tonight is the third presidential debate, and tomorrow we will head towards Chattanooga, first visiting an Amish community near Lawrenceburg. Chattanooga lies on the Tennessee-Georgia border. Am thinking of taking I-20 west just south of Atlanta when it’s time to get going in that direction.

Thought for today:

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." --John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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