Our past 3 MLKJ Day weekends have been spent in a cabin. The first year it was just the 2 of us, the second year was with 3 other couples and a sister, and this year was with the Forlines Family (Dane's immediate family). We would highly recommend all three options. Technology for entertainment sake is kept to a minimum, while hiking, playing games, cooking and eating are main events. Bandu was wildly popular this year, especially with the guys (thanks for letting us borrow it Adam). One evening Mama Forlines treated all the girls to a spa treatment, while the boys played Monopoly. It was wooooonderful!
This past week has been chock full of culture! Cousin Samuel from France came to get the ball rolling on developing the Huguenot Restoration Society. It is still in the baby stages, but we've got it started. Samuel, in his spare time, works on restoring old Protestant Huguenot temples (churches) in southern France. He enlisted our help to try to involve some Americans in the effort. While Christianity is not very widespread in France, Samuel hopes to revive some of the the local bodies of believers that are still present and meeting in some of these old temples by restoring their place of worship.