We sadly left Atlanta and adorable little Andrew and headed to Asheville's Ridgecrest Conference Center to check in for the Fear of God conference: The towering conference center looked majestic against the blue sky and is always one of the first pictures I take when we arrive each October for the conference: Here's part of the family headed back to the van after checking in and receiving our packet of name tags, programs, and keys to our room. First, we unpack and then scout around and see who else is arriving: We were looking forward to hearing the speakers at the conference. Here's one of the sessions with Ken Ham, founder of the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter, as a keynote speaker:And here's a view of part of the audience during the presentation: It wouldn't be the same without seeing this sweet family from Virginia. They always make an appearance on our blog. Hi, H family! It's always great to see y'all: We also enjoyed listening to some beautiful music before sessions: We took time out to visit the Vendor Hall and browsed books and other items between sessions. Here are some friends and first-time vendors, Lauren and Kate of Generational Goods. The key verse for their family business is found in Psalm 145:4..."One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts": The days were just beautiful for walking outside and chatting with friends during the conference. Here are Tom, Hannah, and Jonathan during a session break: And here I am with Tom outside the dining hall area: Landmark Events occupied a large vendor booth and advertised their many historical excursions families can take across the United States: The last day several of the speakers answered panel discussion questions to wrap up the conference. If you'd like to read the NCFIC blog recap of the conference, go here for Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3: Sunday morning and departure time arrived quickly. While we were at the conference and visiting in Atlanta, my sister had been taking care of Granny in SC. We rendezvoused that morning for the return trip home, and here's a picture of us with our friends in front of Ridgecrest: If you remember when I blogged about the conference last year, Sarah and Eric were with us and just a couple of weeks away from their approaching wedding. We missed having them with us this year, but we enjoyed being with the rest of Eric's family.
Here's Alex talking with Granny while we say our good-byes. Granny is everyone's favorite!:And here's Hannah posing with Aunt Bet before we leave: And finally, the mothers-in-law (aka Granny and Grandma) getting a picture together: I hope you enjoyed traveling along with us in the previous post to Atlanta and in this post to Asheville.
Did you travel anyplace this fall? Enjoy the rest of your beautiful fall weather!