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Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Short Visit To The Baha'i Temple

So, seven years ago, I still remember when I was in Illinois, visiting my cousins, and they took me and my husband for a quick visit to Baha'i Temple in Wilmette. It was just a "spur of the moment" decision after an early dinner with my cousins to do our walks since the restaurant was a walking distance to the place.

I don't know a lot about this building except that it is considered a house of worship, so I heard. We visited the area around 7PM so we were not able to take a good look of the entire structure of the building outside. I was able to take a photo of one of its pillars which is full of pretty intricate designs.

Infront of the structure is a fountain and a garden.

There is not much of a structural designs inside except for some designs made by intersecting lines. I was hesitant to take a photo inside as I wasn't sure if it's allowed or not. I rather chose not, to show some respect. It was so quiet inside that even a single camera click would create an annoying noise for anybody to hear! Who knows who was in there? :)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Feels Like Home at Skycroft Conference Center

Trip Dates: June 28-30, 2013

Being a first timer to visit this place for a church family camp, I can say it was such an awesome place to experience feeling like we're home away from home! :)

Skycroft Conference Center has a breathtaking view located on a mountain top south of Frederick county, Maryland. It extends as far as 300 acres and is operated by the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware which was opened in 1977. It can accommodate more than 300 guests overnight year round, equipped with various lodging/room accommodations depending on your preferences.
You can definitely enjoy the beauty of a scenic nature with various recreational facilities for both indoors and out. Dining options?...I agree it's an excellent place to have one. Good nutritious food, - in a buffet style banquets. It has 2 dining halls equipped with a seating capacity of more than 400 people.

Recreation centers such as the Nelson Center and The Barnes Reception Center give you endless choices of worthwhile activities.
Both indoor and outdoor activities are at The Nelson Center such as volleyball, basketball and racquetball courts located in a full gymnasium, a table tennis game room, plus huge outdoor spaces for softball, soccer, and football fields, an outdoor basketball court, tetherball, a Gaga court and campfire sites.

The Barnes Reception Center is an ideal place to visit the gift shop, and the Hebrews coffee cafe! This area also houses the guest registration area. Small shopping area is located in this area as well if you're thinking of buying gifts like books or clothings.

For team building recreational facilities, an indoor rock climbing wall, and a water slide are provided for an extra cost. There are high ropes course and confidence course as well.
The surrounding neighborhood of Skycroft is uniquely perfect to check like historic sites which reflects significant parts about the battle of South Mountain in 1862; - which can be within an hour drive from the place, some hiking trails, outlets, antique malls, river trips and even snow skiing (for the season).

Conference rooms are available in almost most of the areas of Skycroft.
If you are planning for a church retreat, or any related church activities check their website at