The meeting was held at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. What a beautiful place! The scenery was gorgeous and so was the weather. Only the first morning there was cold. Within the Grove Park Inn is a Dueling Piano Bar called Elaine's. We met some of our teachers there on Saturday night and had a ton of fun! There were also some neat gifts shops with local handmade crafts where I was able to get some Christmas shopping done!
|In the giant fireplace with Dr. Scott Ensor, Dr. Pam Schnell, and my friend Jeanne|
|Hotel and travel Buddies :)|
|The beautiful construction of the Grove Park Inn|
|Jeanne won a cheese basket the first night of the Vision Expo|
|At the dueling piano bar|
|They'll write something on the window if you pay them money. Yeah for optometry jokes!|
|Me and Jeanne|
|Don't know why we allowed Dr. Ensor's request to come to fruition. He doesn't even give us pharm grades anymore. But hey, we at least made him laugh.|
|Apparently, we let Dr. Walker rule, too.|
|I had forgotten something, and had to come back. Love that some staff doctors paid $22 to have them write this on the window after we had left! Oh dear.|
Last night, Tyler and I went to see his school's production of Twelfth Night by Shakespeare. We found it quite ironic that all the actors were female (because St. Mary's is an all-girl school) when in Shakespeare's day, all the actors were male. They did a very, very good job. Pictured below is Tyler with on of his former students, Dakota. I got to see her perform in their production of The Wizard of Oz last year. I love attending high school plays because you get to see so much young talent!
|Tyler and Dakota, who played Olivia in Twelfth Night|
Now it's time to finish cleaning the apartment to prepare for Thanksgiving. I bought all the necessities at the very crowded grocery store today. But I would say that I did quite well! I managed to save $23 with coupons and deals. The big purchase was obviously the full turkey that I'm going to tackle roasting for the first time this year! I also got items needed to make a white turkey chili with all the left over bird! Please pray for me in this endeavor. :)