Friday, September 19, 2014

Road Tripping

Today, I’m leaving for a whirlwind of a road trip with a few of my fellow American Cancer Society friends. We are travelling to Dallas, Texas for the American Cancer Society’s National Leadership Summit.  I’m excited to join my fellow peers as we represent  the Mid South Division and ACS’s presence in Louisiana!

It’s a whirlwind of a trip because the Summit begins this afternoon and ends on Saturday afternoon - we are driving back that night. (That’s 12 hours round trip in 2 days!) I’ve already warned my friends – I’m not a good navigator on road trips because I have a tendency to fall asleep! My pillow and blanket are coming along with me, too!

In 2012, I attended ACS’s Mid South Summit in Nashville and had an incredible time! We stayed at the Opryland Hotel and I LOVED it! Last night, I realized that I never blogged about that experience, which was amazing…did I mention that already…so I found a few photos to share!

Mid South Relay for Life Summit Nashville 2012 (2)

This theme was all about dreaming BIG, thinking outside of the box, and being inspired with new and fresh ideas for our area Relay events.

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The two day event was full of inspiring stories, survivors and caregivers shared their thoughts, we played games, and there was plenty of excitement to go around!

Mid South Relay for Life Summit Nashville 2012 (9)

Speaking of survivor stories, this precious little girl lost her eyesight to cancer. She spoke about the light inside of her that continued to burn bright, despite the darkness that surrounded her. In one of the most touching moments of my life, we joined her as she sang “This Little Light of Mine”. It. Was. Amazing.

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Our area was invited to this Summit because we had one of the top 5 Relays in the state of Louisiana! BAM.

Mid South Relay for Life Summit Nashville 2012 (17)

Mid South Relay for Life Summit Nashville 2012 (10)

The inspiration worked because I left Summit with dreams of starting up a Bark for Life event in my area – and we’ve held two so far!

The Opryland Hotel was incredible. I could’ve walked around for days and still not taken it all in!

Mid South Relay for Life Summit Nashville 2012 (6)Mid South Relay for Life Summit Nashville 2012 (5)

The hotel was full of greenery, waterfalls, archways, gazebos, shops…even a little river with a boat ride!

Mid South Relay for Life Summit Nashville 2012 (16)

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Yes, a boat ride! INSIDE the hotel!

Mid South Relay for Life Summit Nashville 2012 (15)

I would love to revisit the Opryland Hotel at Christmastime – I’ve heard it’s incredible!

Are you a road trip sleeper? Do you like to travel?

6 comments:

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    1. I get bored if I slow down too much! LOL

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  2. What a stunning hotel!! Safe travels and have a great time in Dallas!

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! We did have a great time! :)

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  3. I love to travel, but trips by car are not usually my favorites. I'd much rather get on an airplane.!

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    1. You and me both!! I would much rather fly!

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