<!------springtime----speciality-------> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"><HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> <META NAME="description" CONTENT="Serene Rocky Mountains retreat with professional, personal journaling instruction. Learn about self-discovery, self-healing, self-esteem. Small workshops. Some women-only. Also: spiritual, wellness retreats. "> <META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="education, workshops, journal, journaling, memoirs, diary, diaries, retreats, vacations, tours, travel agent, travel, education, workshops, writing, novels, fiction, non-fiction, autobiography, short stories, scriptwriting, biographies, autobiographies, creative writing, book, books, gift, mission in life, spiritual, holistic, mandala, self discovery, self healing, journalism, quests, women of the west, write from the heart, pioneers, right brain exercises, writing exercises, writing lessons, writing tips, quotes, short story, short stories, writers retreat, writers workshop, weekend, screenwriting, video production, newspaper writing, magazine writing, how to write, mountains, nature, publish, writing contest, critique, editing, women of the West, Colorado, female retreats,Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Sweetest Day, gift certificate, art, art therapy, crafts, visual, artistic, drawings, paint, Alabama, New Orleans, plantations, Arizona, Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix, architectural, tours, ghost tours, Halloween, ghosts, special events. > <META NAME="GENERATOR" CONTENT="Mozilla/4.06 [en] (Win95; U) [Netscape]"> <TITLE>SPRING TIME WRITERS: Journaling for Self Discovery</TITLE><!--Rocky Mt. Retreats & Workshops offers two to three speciality tours each year in the Rocky Mt. Region, from Colorado to New Orleans and Arizona. Groups of approximately six people stay at unique lodgings, such as B&B, and take week-long tours of fascinating places and/or see performances. Trip is educational, fun, friendly and professional guidance. --></HEAD> <!------------> <BODY TEXT="#000000" BODY BGCOLOR="#C9F5E0" LINK="#098C57" VLINK="#FF8080" ALINK="#D9AAAA"><FONT FACE="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica"><BASEFONT="3">
Rocky Mt. Retreats,
Tours and Workshops, for the Body-Mind-Spirit


A unique vacation experience, offering relaxation

balanced with learning adventures in the Rocky Mountains.

Catering to independent & solo travelers or small groups.


<H3><CENTER><FONT COLOR="098C57" FACE= helvetica> Specialty Tours<BR>Fabulous Fun, Unique Locations, Guided Tours
For Women Only </FONT></CENTER>

Weeklong Vacations to Warm Locations in the
Fall and Spring month

<H3><Center> <FONT COLOR="#FF9595">Tentative Workshops <BR> Aimed at bringing more "springtime" into our lives, year round</Center> <P><IMG SRC="gardenia.gif" ALT="southern smells" ALIGN="left" WIDTH="100" HEIGHT="65" ><FONT COLOR="#FF9595"><B> CREATING A NEW WORLD (NEW ORLEANS AND LOCAL PLANTATIONS) </B></FONT>This workshop is tentatively scheduled for next fall, depending on the demand; for one week. <BR> We are bringing back our workshop to Louisiana. It was cancelled the last couple of years due to Katrina. We will be doing some journaling, and staying at luxurious lodging on a couple of plantations, with daily half-day tours, including: a "ghost tour", a day tour of <B>New Orleans</B>, and other unique sights. Free time is included for you to do antique shopping in this historically rich area. We will also be visiting the reconstruction area, and doing a ceremony to bring more "love from the heart" to the recovering area. Please let us know if you are interested in this workshop; and we will keep you informed. <!----------- (See separate page for<A HREF="antebell.htm"> details</A>)--------> <P><IMG SRC="bldg-mod.jpg" NAME="img4093" ID="img4093" ALT="bldg-tour" ALIGN="Left" WIDTH="90" HEIGHT="135" BORDER="0"> <FONT COLOR="#FF9595"><B> SOUTHWEST ARCHITECTURE </B></FONT>This workshop is tentatively scheduled for one week next spring, depending on the demand. <BR> Our tour centers around the delightfully hot spot of <B>Phoenix, Arizona.</B> You will find numerous spectacular examples of southwest architecture and art in this area, and you are guaranteed a sunny sky! (during the bleak winter days found elsewhere). The (light) journaling on this trip will involve some "visual" journaling and analysis. Frank Lloyd Wright's name is all over the area, including the Biltmore hotel (Phoenix), and the acoustically perfect hall that was designed by him, Gammage, where you will enjoy a live performance. Enjoy the contemporary Historical Museum, the Botanical Gardens (with 50,000 desert plants), early "architecture" by the prehistoric Hohokam Indians. With many evening venues to frolic in like the Rawhide Western Town or the Waterfront park, and a surprising IKEA Restaurant, with, yes, Swedish cruisine. We will be staying at the quaint Twin Palms, a renovated B&B style hotel, with noteworthy architecture of its own. Of course, the highlight of the trip will be Taliesin West; with private behind the scene tours . Wright had an east and a west workshop, and Taliesin West was the western one, open in the winter months, as well as his winter home. Today the School of Architecture is still open, and the facility is used as the headquarters of the Wright Foundation. Please write us if you are interested in this trip. <!--------- <A HREF="antebell.htm"> details</A>)--------------->

GHOSTS OF COLORADO This workshop is tentatively scheduled for October, depending on the demand.
We will stay at the historic 1910 Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. This includes a Guided Tour of the ghosts of the Stanley Hotel, and a Dinner Theater night in Gold Hill, with stories about the gold miners who haunt the area. Hear Helen Hunt Jackson's life re-enactment about her fight for Indian rights and for minors. More details to come. Please write us if you are interested in this trip. <P><FONT COLOR="#FF9595"> <FONT COLOR="#FF9595"></FONT><B>"FINDING YOUR MISSION IN LIFE" </B></FONT>This workshop is tentatively scheduled for two sessions this year, depending on the demand; one week long.
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The first half of each day, you will go on a guided tour. (Occasionally it will be an evening performance instead). In the afternoon, you will have time to sight-see on your own. In some cases, you will be close enough to walk to venues, while others you will be bused to.

Two meals each day will be taken together, in order to share the experience. Cost will be fixed rates, paid by you at meal time. One special meal at the beginning and end of the trip is included in the cost. The emphasis is on group participation and enjoyment, with hopes of gaining life-long friends.

You will also enjoy the endless sunshine and deep-blue skies, breathing in fresh air, and enjoying regional foods. Your guide is friendly and knowledgeable and has conducted trips for 11 years. There will be an option offered to "group rent" a mini-van for ease of transportation, which will include pick up and drop off at airport. </I> <!------teacher-------><P> <FONT COLOR="#FF9595"><H3><B>Instructor. </B></H3></font> Taught by Kathleen Spring, Holistic Health Professional, and published author and journalist. She specializes in "people" articles for newspapers and magazines, including profiles and life-story interviews for video documentaries. She has been teaching creative writing classes since 1992. She also has two books published, and three more coming out in the next two years; in addition to three regional social video documentaries. She has worked with historical organizations, and specializes in doing historical research, documenting, recording oral histories of pioneer families, and putting on historical programs and fundraisers. She has a B.A. in Communications, with honors, awards, and numerous scholarships. Her goal is to make your vacation arrangements stress-free and memorable. <!---costs----$-------> <A NAME="costs"></A><H3><FONT COLOR="#FF9595">Costs:</FONT></H3> Depending on the Trip, there will be from three to 7 people attending. In most cases, you will share a room with another person; or a private room can usually be obtained at additional cost. Cost is expected to be approximately $1,500 which will include special lodging, two special meals, some snacks, tour guides, tour coordinator, printed material for reference, transportation to activities. <HR WIDTH="50%" Color="#FF9595"> <!--rsvp-----><center>

<A HREF="rsvp.htm"><B> Reservation Form: </B> </A>&nbsp; You can view the typical reservation form here;
it will need to be modified for each trip.</center> <P>.<BR> <HR WIDTH="50%" Color="#FF9595" ALIGN="Center"><HR WIDTH="50%" Color="#FF9595" ALIGN="Center"> <!------end-------> <P><CENTER><FONT SIZE="4"Color="#FF9595">Return to Main <A HREF="http://www.rockymtretreats.com">Rocky Mt. Retreats page.</A></FONT>
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<FONT FACE="Monospaced">E-mail questions or reservations to: <B>Retreats@ Rocky Mt Retreats. .com</B></FONT> <P></CENTER><IMG SRC="mailbx.gif" WIDTH="29" HEIGHT="34" ALIGN=LEFT><FONT FACE="Monospaced">Know a friend without a computer? <BR>We'll send a brochure. &#150;<BR> Use this Address to send your reservation and check to:</FONT> <P><B><FONT FACE="Monospaced"> Rocky Mt. Retreats and Workshops
for the Mind and Spirit <BR>P. O. Box 512<BR>Lyons, CO 80540-8108<BR>(303) 823-0997 MST 10am-7pm only please</FONT></B><BR>

Hosted By Dreamhost Date last modified: April 27, 2012 9:00 AM</FONT><BR></UL> <HR> <P><FONT SIZE="1">Disclaimer &#150; Copyright 2010: All logos, photos, and original and html text are Copyright &#169; by Kathleen Spring, all web pages Copyright 1998-2012. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction or use is prohibited without written permission from owner. &#150; All prices, dates and itineraries are subject to change at the reasonable discretion of the owner. Travellers are advised to ask their doctor about their tolerance of higher elevations. See reservation page for other advice/warnings. Owner may cancel or alter trips if unusual conditions come up; and reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any participant, at any time, as a member of the workshop or trip, without refund. This would be a very rare circumstance, mainly to keep the integrity of the program and privacy and respect for the other individuals attending or instructing. (page first published 4-10) </FONT> </BODY></HTML>