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  • SPearson
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    Thanks everyone! I'm getting more excited about that many hours of quiet alone in a car. LOL! And listening to some good audio. Cindy, I'm searching for Cry, the Beloved Country (read by Maggie Soboil) but I'm coming up with the one read by Michael York. I'm hitting the local library today. Thanks again! Looking forward to seeing you in a couple days, Cindy!

    Susan, looking forward to reconnecting with you, as well. I'll be praying for your drive. Michelle Lee and I are both driving at the same time from the same area (mid-VA) but since she's staying later than I am, we couldn't swing it to drive together. But we'll be touching base via text/cell on the drive. PM me if you need to swap cell numbers for the drive!

    Susan P

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  • sfhargett
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    Originally posted by SPearson View Post
    Hi everyone! Is anyone else making a super long drive alone who can commiserate with me? I'm almost talking myself out of coming. But I've just assumed all these months I'd be at Sodalitas. I'm now wondering, "What was I thinking? 578 miles alone?" Help! Is there an audio book, fiction or nonfiction, you'd recommend as a 'not to miss'?

    Susan P in VA
    I understand the dread. I've got at least an 8 hour drive myself. I just finished The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom and it was amazing. I just got Out of the Ashes, Surprised by Joy, and Little Men from Hoopla and Teaching from Rest from Audible because I can't listen to any one thing for too long in a row before my attention gives out. I'll also be downloading some songs to my Spotify app so I don't have to count on streaming audio through the West Virginia mountains.

    As a reminder to myself -- I need to remember cash for the West Virginia turnpike. I'm not sure if you take it from Virginia -- but the toll is $2 cash each way. There is a $5 fee for paying by card, which is waived the first time, but this won't be my first time so . . . hopefully I will remember. I never have cash.

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  • Mary
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    Originally posted by Colomama View Post
    My flight is delayed out of denver, now arriving at 315 in KY...anyone available for a ride then? Bueller?...Bueller?
    Most people are either en route by car/gearing up to leave tomorrow or flying in on Saturday or Sunday. I don't *recall* anyone saying they were flying in this afternoon; however, hopefully if they do, they'll chime in. You may well have to either hire a cab or arrange for an Uber/Lyft pickup. It's not too terribly far and my hope is that since you'd be there just before rush hour, the traffic won't be too bad. *crosses fingers*

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  • Colomama
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    My flight is delayed out of denver, now arriving at 315 in KY...anyone available for a ride then? Bueller?...Bueller?

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  • Cindy in Indy
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    Susan,
    Don't talk yourself out of coming - SG will be worth it! My favorite recorded book is "Cry, the Beloved Country", narrated by Maggie Soboil. Definitely worth your listening time, if you can find it. (I found it at my library.)
    Cindy

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  • Beth
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    Beth, "Beth" (not very creative, I know)

    I live in southeastern Indiana.

    We have 5 sons: Xavier U, (rising) 11th, 9th, 7th, & 5th

    We used the full MP curriculum this past school year for the first time and loved it! Doing it again this coming year..

    This will be my second year at the MP conference.

    I forget what else I am supposed to add. :-)

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  • Katie
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    Originally posted by OrthodoxHandmaiden View Post
    Oh, Susan, yes! I drove from Texas, solo, the first time I came. The drive up was long. 2 full days in the car. But the drive home was *wonderful* because I had so much time to think and process all that I'd heard.

    I also make trips to Minnesota and Atlanta (both 2-day drives) for B's medical appointments, so we log a lot of miles and audiobooks hours.
    My favorite grown-up listens (while solo or while kids = sleeping or watching DVDs) so far have been Tim Robbins' reading of "The Great Gatsby" (but I lived in NYC for several years, which may explain my love affair with that book), "The Hiding Place", by Corrie ten Boom and "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee (this is the follow-up to "To Kill a Mockingbird" - very good, but uncomfortable at times in a very thought-provoking way).
    I tried to listen to "Orthodoxy" by Chesterton, but found that this is better digested over the sewing machine. Same with Lewis' "Mere Christianity". I can't both drive and enter deep concentration. (Is that like walking and chewing gum?)

    I also enjoy some of the kids' audiobooks! David Hyde Pierce does a great job with "The Phantom Tollbooth" and I really liked "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon". Like I said, Ican't go too deep while driving (especially in heavy traffic!) and just want to hear a beautiful tale...and sometimes the kids' books lead to deeper thoughts than grown-up selections because I'm not bogged down in language and complicated ideas while changing lanes and avoiding distracted drivers. LOL!

    I also stop at every Cracker Barrel possible to eat - I know I can get veggies, good coffee and pleasant restrooms. Safe travels! I'll add you to my prayers!
    I just listened to To Kill a Mockingbird last week on a medical road trip. Excellent!! Then I thought I'd listen to Go Set a Watchmen (read by Reese Witherspoon) while working in the yard and garden the last few days. While I thought the narration was well done, I just had a hard time with the latter. I was expecting it to be equally as awesome as the first. I finished it, but at times felt I was making myself continue on. Maybe as you said, it's a hard digest and is a bit disturbing at times. I also started Abolition of Man. I got 15 minutes in and decided it's a book I'd like to have to mark up. My distracted, old brain couldn't follow and digest as quick as the narrator spoke.

    Susan, can I also suggest the talks from the 2014 teacher training conference? They are posted on the site and are free. I listened to all those on the the way home from the medical trip, along with several of the free Circe audio talks. These talks have me all excited and ready for next week! Oh, and Out of the Ashes by Esolen...free on hoopla.

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  • Mary
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    Originally posted by SPearson View Post
    Hi everyone! Is anyone else making a super long drive alone who can commiserate with me? I'm almost talking myself out of coming. But I've just assumed all these months I'd be at Sodalitas. I'm now wondering, "What was I thinking? 578 miles alone?" Help! Is there an audio book, fiction or nonfiction, you'd recommend as a 'not to miss'?

    Susan P in VA
    Oh, Susan, yes! I drove from Texas, solo, the first time I came. The drive up was long. 2 full days in the car. But the drive home was *wonderful* because I had so much time to think and process all that I'd heard.

    I also make trips to Minnesota and Atlanta (both 2-day drives) for B's medical appointments, so we log a lot of miles and audiobooks hours.
    My favorite grown-up listens (while solo or while kids = sleeping or watching DVDs) so far have been Tim Robbins' reading of "The Great Gatsby" (but I lived in NYC for several years, which may explain my love affair with that book), "The Hiding Place", by Corrie ten Boom and "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee (this is the follow-up to "To Kill a Mockingbird" - very good, but uncomfortable at times in a very thought-provoking way).
    I tried to listen to "Orthodoxy" by Chesterton, but found that this is better digested over the sewing machine. Same with Lewis' "Mere Christianity". I can't both drive and enter deep concentration. (Is that like walking and chewing gum?)

    I also enjoy some of the kids' audiobooks! David Hyde Pierce does a great job with "The Phantom Tollbooth" and I really liked "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon". Like I said, Ican't go too deep while driving (especially in heavy traffic!) and just want to hear a beautiful tale...and sometimes the kids' books lead to deeper thoughts than grown-up selections because I'm not bogged down in language and complicated ideas while changing lanes and avoiding distracted drivers. LOL!

    I also stop at every Cracker Barrel possible to eat - I know I can get veggies, good coffee and pleasant restrooms. Safe travels! I'll add you to my prayers!

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  • JodiSue
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    Originally posted by Colomama View Post
    My flight comes in Friday. Mimi's is Sunday. Or do you come in Friday too? Thanks!
    Oops, I have reading comprehension problems! Yeah, you probably don't want to sit around the airport for 2 days!!

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  • SPearson
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    Re: Attending Sodalitas 2017-A running list of who's coming

    Hi everyone! Is anyone else making a super long drive alone who can commiserate with me? I'm almost talking myself out of coming. But I've just assumed all these months I'd be at Sodalitas. I'm now wondering, "What was I thinking? 578 miles alone?" Help! Is there an audio book, fiction or nonfiction, you'd recommend as a 'not to miss'?

    Susan P in VA

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  • Colomama
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    My flight comes in Friday. Mimi's is Sunday. Or do you come in Friday too? Thanks!

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  • JodiSue
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    Originally posted by Colomama View Post
    Hey ladies, my flight comes in tomorrow at 245. Anybody available to pick me up at the airport? I'm staying at the Country Inn.

    Thanks
    I get into the airport at 5:15 and I'm going straight to Mimi's after I get my rental car. You may find a better option than having to wait around that long, but I'm up to give anyone a ride that needs it.

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  • Colomama
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    Hey ladies, my flight comes in tomorrow at 245. Anybody available to pick me up at the airport? I'm staying at the Country Inn.

    Thanks

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  • makinmemories
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    Originally posted by Gigi View Post
    I tried to say everything in a nonchalant way: "Here are the 4 types of dog food, here is the insulin, he needs 12 units twice a day, here are the needles, this is how you clip the needles afterwards, here are the diapers for the 17 year old dog, and by the way, she's blind. This one won't eat her food without soup on top. The guinea pig cage is upstairs. She gets a salad every night with hay and some food. She also likes fruit. The frog is all the way upstairs in the school room. She gets fed every night."

    Gigi
    A true kindred spirit you are ~ I literally laughed out loud while reading this... tears in my eyes laughter.

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  • Gigi
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    Oh, my goodness, if we leave here on Saturday with my brain still intact, it will be a miracle! Today, in the midst of trying to pack, I had to take a guinea pig to the vet, get 2 types of dog food from 2 different vets, pick up insulin for 1 dog, and buy bedding, hay and food for the guinea pig at Petco. Then the cabinet people were here to take off a couple of counter tops. Then the house sitter came by to learn how to care for our menagerie. I tried to say everything in a nonchalant way: "Here are the 4 types of dog food, here is the insulin, he needs 12 units twice a day, here are the needles, this is how you clip the needles afterwards, here are the diapers for the 17 year old dog, and by the way, she's blind. This one won't eat her food without soup on top. The guinea pig cage is upstairs. She gets a salad every night with hay and some food. She also likes fruit. The frog is all the way upstairs in the school room. She gets fed every night." I was shocked she didn't run away screaming.

    Yesterday, I spent 4.5 hours at the DMV. I felt like I lost a whole day. I need to finish packing and then clean the house! Hopefully, 48 hours from now, we'll be closing in on Louisville!

    Gigi

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