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Our group came to Buck Creek to write, but we also wanted to enjoy the area's natural beauty. When we asked the facility's management for advice on walks or hikes, they recommended a nearby trail. Here's where we walked.
Although our hike ended up being longer than we'd anticipated, and at one point, we thought we might be lost, we talked to a couple of other hikers and found our way. Now we have an entertaining story to tell about our trek through the woods.
This facility has been around for many years as a religious camp. Originally called Berachah at Buck Creek, it has recently been purchased by a different organization and is now named Black Diamond Camp at Rainier. [LINK]
Creekside Cabin (where we were housed) can accommodate up to twenty people, and each of us had our own bedroom.
The new owners have upgraded the facilities with new bunks and comfy mattresses. They have even more improvements in the works.
The attentive staff took care of us very well. Retreat Coordinator Katy (black shirt) and chef Amanda, along with A.J. and Josh, served sumptuous meals, answered our questions, and made sure our retreat was everything we'd hoped for. If you ever need a facility for a family reunion or other gathering, I highly recommend Black Diamond Camp at Rainier. This would be a great place to stay if you're a skier because it's close to the Crystal Mountain ski area.
Here we are!
Left to right:
Kathy Guimond - Has completed one novel (a historical family saga) and is working on its sequel.
Sandra Nachlinger (me!)- Author of two romance novels. (Links to my two novels are shown above.)
Kelly Marshall - Author of two murder mysteries (with another one in the works), one post-apocalyptic novel, one sweet romance. [Website link]
Pam Johnson - Co-Author of The Jelly Jar Project, a book of money saving tips. Contributor to God Answers Prayers: Military Edition anthology. [Amazon Link]
FYI: I wrote about last summer's retreat at Buck Creek on the Smart Girls Read Romance blog HERE.
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