THE NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION
It is that time again for the National Quartet Convention. This year is different from all the rest. Since we have sold our cabins, we have no home base in the area to serve as headquarters. It is a big adjustment. It goes without saying, we really miss our cabins. We know our Lord blessed us with the sale of the cabins at the beginning of the peak season, and we will forever be grateful.
Pigeon Forge is a great place to have the convention. The accommodations are abundant, to fit every pocketbook. Of course, the Old Mill is always calling us for a down-home menu that can’t be beaten in a comfortable setting. Turkey and dressing are an unbeatable choice with a huge serving. Bess and I always share the serving since it is enough for two people. We have made friends with Derick, the manager, and with the ladies in charge of the seating. We do not usually have to wait until they see us arrive. It really helps, since the wait is around an hour or more in the peak season.
The highlight of the convention is seeing and visiting with friends we have made across the years, and with the members of the music groups. The huge lobby is a great place to see and visit with people. I am always amazed at the people that recognize us from the past and from “Saturday Nights In Lakeland.”
This season we are headquartered at the Hampton Inn, next to the best Bar-B-Q in the area. If we can work it into the schedule, we can break bread together.
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