Madwoman Out of the Attic

a feminist trudging forward in a patriarchal world

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

retreat in Connecticut

Jana and I just returned from out Exponent II retreat in Connecticut. I was struck by how beautiful CT was. The leaves on the trees were just about to turn, the homes were huge and gabled and set on acres of land. Even the gas stations had steeples on top of them!

I generally am pretty happy to be living in Southern California, but I have to admit that I had big house envy - as well as beautiful trees and huge front yard envy - as we drove to and from the camp.

The retreat was fun, a weekend of bonding with other liberal LDS feminists. We met and chatted with some of the founding mothers of Exponent II, women who will go down in the history books for their involvement in the LDS women's movement.

We also met other less well known women, many of whom have experienced, survived, and finally triumphed over horribly difficult experiences. I am always humbled and awed by such people as these, who have suffered so much but have emerged stronger and more compassionate.


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Blogger jana said...

Glad you aren't still frustrated about our near miss at the airport :)

Thanks for a wonderful weekend Caroline!

9/29/2005 5:48 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

I was pretty stressed there for a few minutes :) But things went beautifully once we got to the rental car return place. Thank god that woman saw your crutches. Even enough time to grab a slice of pizza. Yeah!

9/29/2005 8:11 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

The real retreat was in Irvine where I bachelored it for a couple days.

10/02/2005 9:01 PM  
Blogger John said...

The photo is gorgeous!

The kids and I did our own mini-retreat, complete with fine art, the beach and sushi. :)

Looks like you're getting comment spam...

10/04/2005 9:20 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Thanks John. I swiped the picture from someone's photography journal or something.

Yup, too much spam. Have now instituted the word verification system to get rid of it.

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