This is my friend, Debbie, with the pretty white farmhouse you saw a couple of weeks ago. We went with a group of 30 ladies & had a great time. Our first afternoon there, we ate at a Fish Camp restaurant right across the street from our hotel. We stayed across the street from the Opryland Hotel & I took lots of pics of that place too. Talk about an awesome hotel! I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ll do a whole other post just on that very soon, so you don’t want to miss it.
Our group leader who put this trip together likes to get really, really close to the stage for one of these conferences, so that means you have to camp outside the doors for at least 2-3 hours before the doors open, so that you can run for the front seats & get a good spot (you should see all these Chrisian women running & pushing…not our best moment, LOL). This is just a part of the whole crowd in the lobby on Friday afternoon waiting for the doors to open. It’s not fun, but a necessary thing to do when you are attending a conference with 20,000 women!! Can you believe that…the place was packed OUT!
We took a charter bus & that was great. We all got to sit back leisurely & enjoy the ride. This is part of the Nashville scene we saw on the way downtown to the Sommet Conference center.
Here’s the conference center from the outside. I had never been to Nashville & it’s a very pretty city. Loved it!
This is the famous Ryman Theater.
These conferences are so big that they have huge big screen TV’s everywhere, so all can see what’s going on all the time. This is Beth, Kay, & Pricilla on the stage on the first night. Kay had broken her foot really bad, so was in a wheelchair the whole weekend. Oh, and that’s the back of Mandisa’s head. She was there & rocked the house on Saturday!
Pricilla Shirer was the first speaker & ladies, if you’ve never heard her, she is an awesome speaker too. Her daddy is Tony Evans, out of Dallas, TX. She’s a great communicator of The Word.
Here we are in the men’s restroom…since this was a women’s conference, we got to use both. Unfortunately, as you can see, this one is mostly urinals. LOL
Mandisa was there & sang Shackles for us on Saturday. The house went crazy & we all loved every minute of it. This woman can SING to the glory of GOD!! This lady was getting her pic taken with Mandisa, so I snapped one too.