2009 Winter Newsletter
| Hello from Berry Springs Lodge, Just like the last few years, there has not been much snow this year either; we had two snow falls that produced a couple of inches each. We took a couple of breaks and went on a cruise to the Caribbean in January and went skiing in February. It was our first time on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Sea. It has a Flowrider (surfing), rock climbing wall and a ice skating rink, not to mention all the usual amenities most of the ships have. Patrick did amazingly well on the Flowrider; for an old man, he stayed up a long time before he wiped out. We are very excited about this year. It is the 75th anniversary of the Smoky Mountain National Park. We have been collecting information on outdoor activities that can be done beside all the touristy thing in the area. We did not realize there was so much offered. How would you like to learn about Incredible Edibles & Traditional Medicinals in the park or take a class on Photography for Naturalists. Plus, there are many festivals and events going on year round. If you go to the "Back To Nature" page there are links to view all the events. When guests book this year, we will include a special email listing all the activities. We will even make the reservations for you, if you would like. We are also going to send out a short monthly email activity guide. We are sure you will see something you would like to do.
Again we want to thank you for being our friends and guests. Hope to see you all soon.
Thank you, and God bless