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Mississippi Marshmallows & More

Friday, November 11th 2011


On Thursday night, the Thanksgiving Tour reached its westernmost stop at the home of Sam and Jan Coker in Jackson, Mississippi! As I approached the house, I could smell a fire burning on the patio, carrying the aroma of camp over the house to greet me. I had a great feeling about the evening from the very start! Soon after I had set-up for the s...

Nashville is Music to my Ears

Tuesday, November 8th 2011


I really enjoy visiting other cities and seeing the Rockmont families that are there. Nashville is no exception! The Music City is one of our biggest camper cities, and we also have staff there. The Cook, Locke, and Eidson families were gracious hosts and put together great events for Rockmont. Scott, our Mountain Camp Director, is a teacher at ...

Peppering Things up in Birmingham

Tuesday, November 8th 2011


On Monday, the Thanksgiving Tour crossed time zones and headed northwest to Birmingham, Alabama to visit the Watts family. Russell and Beth, along with their son David, were employing a new recruiting technique that I have never seen before at a Rockmont home show. It involved 10 pounds of 8-week-old silver labrador retriever, and it’s nam...

Kicking off the Thanksgiving Tour in Thomasville

Monday, November 7th 2011


One of my favorite things about traveling is getting to see all the excitement that Rockmont campers bring to these events. When I pulled up to the Beverly home in Thomasville, I was quickly greeted by 3 family dogs and by Max and Rich, two veteran campers. I was looking around for Strong, their brother, and soon discovered that I couldn’t...

Southern Swing

Thursday, October 27th 2011


While I now live in good ol’ Carolina, I do enjoy driving down to the Deep South. It reminds me of growing up. Many people will argue that Florida isn’t truly a southern state, and that’s fine. But the landscape of old growth oaks and pines and rural communities of northern Florida mirror those of southern Georgia. There’...

Carried Away to a New Adventure

Thursday, October 27th 2011


The leaves are taking flight here at Rockmont, having reached their peak colors in the last couple weeks! Even as I write, the wind is carrying away our leaves to resting places all over camp and beyond. Our trees will soon appear bare and enter a long winter’s rest before returning with new growth in the Spring. This cycle of changing, ta...

At Home on Rocky Top

Thursday, October 20th 2011


I had the pleasure of making a beautiful drive along I-40 from Asheville to Knoxville. The leaves are in their full display of fall color (see slideshow here), making every turn a reminder of God’s handiwork. When I arrived in Knoxville, at the home of Ashley & Todd Stamper, I was warmly greeted by the family. Soon after set up, the fa...

Fall Colors at Camp Rockmont and in NC

Thursday, October 20th 2011

Hey Everyone! The fall colors are in full effect here in Western North Carolina, splashing beautiful yellows, reds, and oranges across the landscape. Take a look through the pictures and experience it for yourself! Pictures were taken in Pisgah National Forest, Montreat, and Camp Rockmont.

Visiting Tar Heel Country

Monday, October 17th 2011


What an incredibly beautiful drive it was yesterday heading east down I-40 on my way to visit the Copeland family in Chapel Hill, NC! All the poplars, oaks, and maple trees were filled with vibrant color as I passed by the Seven Sisters mountain range and the mountains surrounding Linville Gorge. Though the mountains are awe-inspiring time of ye...

Wrapping up DC

Monday, October 17th 2011


The week in and around our nation’s capitol was a blast! After a wonderful showing and visit with the families in McLean, I was able to visit 2 other cities I have never been to — Bethesda, MD and Alexandria, VA. In Bethesda, I visited the Imperial Family, with their sons and Rockmont campers Charlie & George. The Imperials were ...