Tuesday, March 20, 2007

We've finally found the perfect spot in Branson for one of Scrapbook Generation's two fall retreats! Karin and I toured several facilities, and the one that overwhelmingly earned both our votes was the Branson Inn and Conference Center, located on Hwy. 76 just past Silver Dollar City.

Everything about it fit our criteria, and as far as we can tell, there aren't any negatives.
-- The meeting room is spacious, with plenty of room for 50 croppers, and there are wonderful windows for a good dose of natural light during the day. The room has recently been remodeled, so everything looks brand new.
-- The sleeping rooms are neat and clean, and are located in the same building as the meeting room, so no going outside will be necessary.
-- There is a restaurant on-site where meals and buffets will be served.
-- A break-out room for classes is close to the meeting room.
-- They will allow us to have "Karin's homemade goodies," which was a deal-breaker for us!
-- We are dealing directly with the owner, and she assured us that she will work with us on any need we may have.

The dates for our fall retreats are as follows:

October 5-7 -- Branson Inn and Conference Center, Branson, MO
November 2-4 -- Inn of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs, AR

More information about each retreat will be posted on scrapbookgeneration.com in a few days, and we will begin accepting deposits in late May or early June. Prices will remain the same as our previous retreats.

To maintain the same quality atmosphere we strive to provide for our weekend croppers, we are limiting enrollment to 50 at each location. If you would like to go ahead and get your name on a list for either location, you can go ahead and do that now. We've had several out-of-state people from previous retreats request enrollment now, so we have already started a sign-up sheet.