How to make the most of your retreat experience

March 12, 2013

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Every year retreats with my church tend to get better, or maybe I’ve just learned to make the most of them. So along with the photos here’s a list of ways to make the most of your retreat experience

. . . Carpool with a person who has a truck, for all the extra outfit changes
. . . Google the people you’re driving with, to smooth the what’s your major questions
. . . Follow the people you’re hanging out with on Instagram, in case they happen to ask if you are, over dinner
. . . Know the name of your lodge, comes in handy
. . . Don’t talk too loud in your room, your next door neighbors might be listening as you go over your outfit choices with your roommate
. . . Do not room next to musicians, they might be practicing when you’re trying to sleep
. . . Walk out of the bathroom slowly in case your next door neighbors happen to be “walking by” and scarring you unintentionally
. . . Do not refer to people by their first name, you’ll likely call them a wrong name
. . . Memorize your license plate, comes in handy
. . . Order a Caesar Salad, it will make the trip so much better
. . . Do not ask were you old questions
. . . Google synonyms for podium and polar ice cap, for a game of catchphrase
. . . Take caution when someone tells you the distance of a hike, you’ll be misled and on a trail half the day
. . . Carry a nice camera to a snow hike, no one will throw snowballs at you
. . . Stick to people with nice cameras in general, many great benefits included
. . . Pick room #3, best views on Tahoe
. . . Point out your cabin to people who plan to pay you back for a snowball fight, makes you sleep better at night
. . . Listen to Dina’s advice
. . . Take an extra pair of shoes and not just socks
. . . Drive through the tunnel, David has the best song for it
. . . Tell the driver to make a turn after they have missed it
. . . Drop your cellphone into the lake, you might impress someone and get a date
. . . Do not question the sugar diet of a person who’s trying to build muscle
. . . Do not ask people to take pictures of you, you might end up with pictures of them instead of you
. . . Skip the trip to Starbucks, you might end up without your debit card
. . . Do not mention skiing
. . . Remember the m words the preacher mentions
. . . Save the songs with highest notes for Sunday morning
. . . Pick the wedding photo in the game, your answers will get the most attention
. . . Be a part of band even if you don’t know how to play an instrument
. . . Don’t wear green
. . . Have fun

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I love photos with my sister! Thanks James
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Hello I’m Yuliya’s favorite model!
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Somebody was going for the funnies picture award!
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