Lynne, I posted a request to be included in your BOM for 2013 but also just read you wanted an email sent to you so here it is, please add me to your BOM if possible. I also just added a request to add you as a friend.
Lynne, if you want to be really close and spend a bit more, you could stay at the Kahler Hotel downtown and it is connected by tunnels & skyways to all the clinic buildings. You wouldn't have to leave the indoors to go anywhere. It also will connect you to a number of restaurants; Red Lobster, Kahler coffee shops & restaurants, and all the hospital cafeterias are available to you. I know my way around there fairly well; it seems we are always there for something. There is also a hotel nearby south of the clinic, but you would have to drive. It's near Soldier's Field (Best Western, I think). But there is no shortage of hotels. On S. Broadway (main street through downtown), there are lots of hotels. I just can't name them. Give the Kahler Hotel a call; they might not be too expensive. It's where all the important people stay. LOL
Thanks for the retreat info, Lynn. I've written to Heidi and will let everyone know when I get some details. I told her possibly late June since you and others will be done planting and Rhonda will be done with her son's wedding (mid-June). More later.