March 6, 2008

Heading North for the Summer…

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:07 pm by Kathleen

This is going to be a short one today because it has been one hell of a day, and it is already late at night.  Today I am just saying that there is a poly convention/retreat coming up this July, and my husband and I will be attending.  I am really excited.  I had to give up another trip that I was looking forward to, but I made sure that it was worth it to me before I even mentioned it to my husband.

The trip is about 5 hours from here by car, and the cost of admission includes the food and lodgings, so we’ll pretty much be set.  We plan on finding a sitter (one of our mothers, probably), and will hopefully get to enjoy the retreat as a little bit of a vacation as well as an educational and polyamorous experience.  I’m really looking forward to it.

Past classes have included things like snuggle parties (with a 45 minute talk on “snuggle etiquette”, as a female I say here-here!) and scheduled naked hot tubbing social time, among other things.  Aside from a poly class at a pagan convention, this will be the first time that we jump in the deep end, so hopefully we’ll be swimming just fine.

Have any of you had experiences with poly retreats, gatherings, parties, or other socialization opportunities?  I imagine it must feel freeing…