Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Real Voices, Real Choices Conference

We left at 7am to go to Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO. The van was as packed as it could be. First thing we did was to head for a place that had caffeine to help keep us awake. The rest of the way went smooth until Cindy's phone's GPS decided to take us elsewhere. But after several turn arounds, we finally arrived at our destination. When we got there, we registered for the conference and waited for our rooms. Since we were a little early, the RVRC crew already provided planned games in the main hall room. It allowed a chance to talk and get to know people and mingle. There were numerous speakers and break-out sessions to choose from. Each speaker and break-out session was very informative and interesting. Each break-out session had a drawing at the end of their presentation. At night time, the RVRC conference crew planned karaoke, movie, bingo, or game night, or you could do what you wanted to do. On Monday night, the Friends in Action group had a pizza party in Cindy's room. It was great for all of us. The days started early and ended late, and sleep was super welcome on Tuesday night. I had lots of fun and met interesting people and hope to do it again next year.

Brenda F