Monthly Archives: July 2010

She Speaks 2010

Well, it is official.. I’m here!

she speaks 001Such a wonderful welcome sign. It felt like home… The first thing I did was purchase a cute little tote.  My arms were loaded down with so many things.  I just “had” to have one!!

she speaks 003Of course, it looks fabulous with the one outfit I was wearing.  HMMMM  wonder if I could justify buying the black one to go with my other outfits I brought?????

I must say I am having a blast and learning so much.  I am anxious to get back today to learn more!! Oh and by the way, I got to sit next to the gentleman who was the ghost writer for 90 Minutes in Heaven.  It is so cool to be able to discuss the book with the author.  He is a really neat guy.

God Bless..

Second Day of She Speaks

5:53:04 AM: I bought a tote bag and met a cool dude….. read my blog

9:48:05 AM: What a blessing this morning! Beth Moore was our keynote speaker….via satellite!

2:42:55 PM: I get to hear Lysa TerKeurst speak! Yippie!

5:13:48 PM: Needing food! Ready for another great #shespeaks conference meal!

First Day of She Speaks

11:49:59 AM: I am registered and ready to learn!

11:52:08 AM: Registered and ready to learn! #shespeaks

12:05:58 PM: I bought a tote bag! Will send a pix asap’… #shespeaks

3:43:53 PM: God is surrounding this conference! I an so blessed to be here! #shespeaks

4:09:11 PM: Jesus! Your name is so sweet! #shespeaks

8:47:04 PM: Day 1 is over….. Can’t wait to tell you all about it. #shespeaks

Perfect 10

I travel across TN quite often and there is one rest area I always make a point to visit.  After the horrible conditions of the previous rest areas, I was a little worried that my favorite one would have declined!  NOT!!  It is the perfect 10!!

Take exit number 268 and this is what you will find…

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This is the log cabin side of the building.  Ain’t it cute???  Here’s what it looks like on the inside…

rest areas 007That’s me in the rocking chair, enjoying a nice travel brochure.  And if you look real close you’ll see that I’m am wearing my 23 year old “Jesus” shoes.  If you stop during the winter months there is a fire to keep you warm.

If you need to stretch your legs, take a walk to the sundial.

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The grounds are kept beautifully and the restrooms are CLEAN!!  I really enjoy stopping at this particular rest area every time we are in TN!!  So remember to stop by…it’s at exit 268!!


Today I go to the She Speaks Conference.  I will be blogging live, tweeting and posting on Facebook all weekend.  Be sure to drop by and see what I am up to or who I am rubbing elbows with…

As Always, God Bless…

Rate the Rest Areas

Well, okay, now aren’t you surprised???   While on the road, I had a  bright idea!  Mark is always teasing me about my small bladder and has urged me to write a book of America’s Cleanest Restrooms.  HaHa!  I pulled over to a rest area in Tenn. and thought, “Hey, why don’t I rate the rest areas along the way to NC!”

Here’s the rating system:


Poor                                                                            Great

Now, to set the record straight, I am not crazy; just tired from all the driving!  Okay, so I pull over, had this great idea and whip out the old camera.  How many women do you see snapping photos of rest area signs in the middle of the night???  Ahem??? Okay, after typing this out.. it does sound a little nuts!!  Oh well, I’m just having fun!!

So the first rest area I pulled into on I-40 just outside of Jackson, Tn has to be given a solid 5.

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I had to try three different soap dispensers to find soap.  The floor could use a good sweeping and quite frankly, the restroom itself was a little on the cold side.  We gals don’t like freezing our tushies off!!  Well, I guess the next rest area will have to score just a little higher…

Oh by the way, I have always liked the rest areas along I-40 in Tn… Arkansas???  Not so much!!  I hate to admit it but Arkansas has a thing or two to learn from the Tn rest areas!!!

So, 52 miles later, I make my way to the second rest area… Again, strange looks were happening as I whipped out my camera.  What??  Haven’t you seen a lady with a camera before????

This rest area I sadly must rate it a mere 1.  I know, I was disappointed, too!!

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The potties were a weeeee weeee bit dirty..yes, pun intended!  The counter was wet and well.. I really didn’t enjoy having the sink sprinkle me all over!!  And HOT!!  Can I just say… yucky hot!!!

Okay Tn, you are letting me down!!  Perhaps tomorrow you can redeem yourself!!

Well, if you haven’t guessed, I have decided to continue to blog!  Especially after my sweet hubby reminded me that he had me ready to rock-n-roll with live blog feed.  I will be able to keep you posted with up to date posts!!  I am so excited!  Technology just blows me away sometimes!!

God Bless….