Tuesday, August 5, 2014

All The Stuff About the Glampout

So, it's almost Glampout time and we're getting all set up, working out all the details, and getting ready. We hear you asking what in the world to bring and what to expect. So let's talk specifics!

When do we need to be there?
We're going to get started at around 4 with a little craft and chat time. Definitely be here by 6pm for our first dinner. We'll be sending out a map and directions to the ones who have registered. Look for that in your inbox soon. And let us know if you need a ride from the airport. Our closest one is Austin Bergstrom.

What do we bring?
We are going to be providing the campsite and the food essentials, but other than that, just think about what you'd normally bring on a camping trip. Your tent, flashlight, water bottle, air mattress, bedding, towels, maybe a couple of lawn chairs. But of course the glam version. Feel free to deck out your space. We will! ;)

We'll also provide 3 meals a day and plenty of s'mores, but if you want to bring something special for snacks or cocktails, go for it. There's a full kitchen in the farmhouse.

You might want to bring a little extra cash for lunch and shopping on Sunday if you're planning on sticking around for that. There are a million fun shops.

I'd also bring a notebook and a Bible.

What should I wear?
It's not super crazy hot, so I'd probably do jeans or short and tank tops or something similar. I'd also bring some boots. Since we're all nature girls this week, we may run into some sticker burrs, chiggers, ants, and other various pokey things. Covered feet are a good thing and make your life a lot comfier out here. Also, it can get just the tiniest bit chilly late at night and first thing in the morning, so a light blanket or sweater might be a good thing.

What's up with the fancy dress?
Part of our fun is a little dress up session and photoshoot. Does that make us silly? Yes, and we're fine with that. Our theme is Royal Daughters, so we're going for a look befitting of a member of the royal court. Don't spend a fortune on it, though. If you have an old bridesmaids dress laying around, go for it. If you feel lovely in a Target dress, do that. If you like overalls and a flower crown, do it. It's just fun! Don't stress.

What about the hair and all that?
We're not totally roughing it, actually. You see, the glampsite is in my backyard. So we're just going to go inside and shower and primp and enjoy a little air conditioning before the shoot. So feel free to bring your hair and make-up stuff.

Should I bring a shovel? For the bathroom?
You certainly could, but if you like the regular bathroom experience, we do have one inside. It's really close. We're all sharing, so maybe you dirty girls (ahem, Beth and Alison) would be satisfied with a sponge bath in the water hose. It's only a few days. We might smell weird, but we'll look lovely in photos.

Is this a retreat or conference?
It's a weird hybrid event. I know a lot of you are used to going to retreats and having your days planned and packed. Tons of speakers and information. This is not that, though. This is more like the ultimate Girls Weekend with a beautiful message. There is going to be time for chilling out, making friends, and having fun. There will also be lovely worship music, prayer, and deep discussions. We want you to leave refreshed!

Are we going in to Fredericksburg?
We have the cutest little tourist town, and we'd love to show you around after the weekend wraps up on Sunday morning. We'll finish up around 10:30 or so and head down to Main Street. You can head home if you need to get back, or you can join us for lunch at Hondo's and a little shopping. There are tons of lovely wineries, if you're into that. We can point you in the right direction.

If you have any other questions we haven't covered, ask away. And if you haven't signed up yet, there's still a few spots left. We would love to see you there! You can sign up here

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