Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Leadership Conference - Nashville, Tennessee

I am in Nashville, Tennessee, attending the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference and it's SNOWING! It was so beautiful watching it fall on Tuesday night and I just couldn't quit commenting on the fact that it's SNOWING! I had to remind everyone around me that I'm from Texas and we don't get to see that very often! Below was the view from the Radisson this morning outside my room. A pretty blanket of white snow - AND IT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO COLD HERE!
I am staying at the most incredible place - the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center! Someone told me there are 4,000 rooms here and it is the biggest convention center I have ever seen - and the most beautiful, too! There are lots of restaurants and shopping available, as well as coffee shops - and it's all under one roof. Everywhere you look, there is something you want to take a picture of! It is absolutely gorgeous!
They still have their Christmas decorations up here - and they are phenomenal! I have never seen such beautiful scenery. Colorful flowers and greenery is everywhere and the orchids here are to die for! Below is a hot air balloon hanging from the ceiling!
This is me and my friend Julie Kasper from the Chicago area! We are heading off to the Manager's Reception - and it's always a surprise where we are going! We were given these hats to get us ready for the destination!
We all boarded busses and were taken to the Wildhorse Saloon, where we had a barbecue buffet and then listened to several bands. The gentleman below is a well-known artist, but unfortunately, I didn't recognize his name and I can't remember who he is! SORRY! Do you recognize him, perhaps? His songs were beautiful.
Here's a shot of the inside of the saloon! It's BIG!
All the demonstrators were then given a lesson on line dancing. The shot below is everyone getting their lesson! It was really fun!
Brother Trouble then performed for us and it was a very lively and entertaining evening! They were fabulous and I must admit my toe was tapping!
Tomorrow, all of our classes start! I've seen so many of my Stampin' Up! friends from across the United States - people who mean so much to me. I'm really having a wonderful time! Stampin' Up! is such an amazing family and I'm so happy to be a part of it!


Heather Klump said...

Hi Penny! Looks like you and Julie are having a great time. Anxious to hear all about it when you get back, and REALLY excited to see the sneak peeks too! :)

dorothy said...

penny - the hotel is AMAZING, isn't it!! i've been there!!!! the guy is dave robbins, formerly with black hawk........(saw that on diana gibb's blog!!!! i was gonna try to impress you with my knowledge, but just couldn't pull it off!!!!!)

Lori said...

Yeehaw, Penny! A couple of friends and I are planning on going to Nashville this year and staying at the Gaylord! I know you're having fun! Come back with some great ideas!

Stamp with Frenchie said...

Thank you so much for sharing the pictures with al of us man I wish I would be there to :( but hey I will be on the Boat
Have a great time