October Birthday Bash & Fall Colors
October 19 - 22, 2022
Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

Water Rock Knob Sunset
Blue Ridge Parkway

Intentions of the Trip

  • To celebrate October Birthday’s – Thomas, Lisa J & Maybe More!
  • To share the most spectacular time of the year – Fall Colors! 
  • To experience the incredible energy from the weekly Healing Convergence in-person. 
  • To form life-long bonded connections with each other. 
  • To share, talk, do some astrology if you want, discuss high-conscious living in today’s environment. 
  • To have a really, really fun time exploring Western North Carolina!
  • To actually encounter a UFO, a Dwarf or a Sasquatch! J

Lodging Info

Lodging Headquarters: Hillside Lodge at Lake Junaluska Retreat Center – rooms for our group are $80.50/night – Dates October 19 – 22 unless you extend to stay in the area longer. 

The Trip is Basically Full Email Thomas for Availability

tm at thomasmillertalks – dot – com 
It is highly recommended that you make the reservation online, which puts you in our Group. 

Then…call Lake Junaluska Reservations at 800-222-4930 to confirm your dates, rate and that you are in our block. 

These rooms are only able to be held for a short time, so please act quickly. This is peak-season and they will not hold the rooms indefinitely. 

If you are unable to secure a room at Lake Junaluska, we would suggest you book at a local hotel / AirBnB in Waynesville, Maggie Valley or Canton. 

Travel Info

Official Welcome Arrival Reception 
Thursday, October 20 at 4:00 pm  
Hillside Lodge or Nearby

Airport information: 

Asheville – approx. 1 hour away
Greenville, SC – approx. 1.5 hrs away
Charlotte, NC – approx. 3 hrs away
Atlanta – approx 3.5 – 4 hrs away
* The hubs will be cheaper by a lot

*Group coordination for shared rides can be coordinated through Thomas or Robin Collins. Let us know if you would like to meet others traveling to your preferred airport. 

Lake Junaluska has a buffet option for breakfast, which is included free of charge for the October group.  

We are planning fewer restaurant meals and more outdoors, picnics/catered meals where we can continue to be together outside capturing that energy vs. restaurant energy. 


Thursday, October 19
Early Arrivers – we will hike or play around the area together. 
4:00 pm – Hillside – Get Together / Sandwiches, fruit & veggies 
Sunset on the Mountain – weather permitting

Friday, October 20
AM – Enjoy the Lake, Yoga, Healing Convergence Live session together. 
Afternoon – Hike (lunch on the trail) 
Evening – Free / possible Astrology discussion depending on my strength

Saturday, October 21
AM – Yoga, Healing Convergence Live
Afternoon – Group Decision (August wanted to shop in Waynesville and Cherokee. Sylva is also a wonderful little town to hit but isn’t as much on the way). 
We can do another hike if you’d like or everyone can drive the Parkway and look at trees. 
Evening – Birthday Party! 

Sunday, October 22 
AM – Yoga, Walk the Lake together
PM – Asheville – Lexington Ave Downtown
Evening – 8pm – Healing Convergence 

Other Group Activity Options:
Great Smokey Mountain Railroad:

Walking the path around Lake Junaluska (2 versions – approximately 2 miles or 3.7 miles) 
Yoga / morning meditation 
Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway to View Fall Colors
Group connection and discussion time
Group picnic at Lake Junaluska or an area park
Fly Fishing 
Sunset at Water Rock Knob 
Local shopping
Cherokee, NC & Smoky Mountain National Park
Doing NOTHING! – Just “Being” 

Hillside Photos


Can I come early? 
Absolutely! Contact Lake Junaluska reservations to extend your trip earlier or later! Reservations: 800-222-4930

What if I don’t eat breakfast?
No problem. Breakfast in October is included in the room rate. 

Can we hike to a waterfall? 
Sure! There are a few in the general area. Soco Falls is paid entrance, but close. We can drive to no-fee access falls up to 90-minutes away near Brevard, which has dozens nearby. Plus, this time of year, it will be spectacular! 


What will the weather be?
Crisp, cool/cold mornings and evenings and generally beautiful afternoons. Bring a jacket and heavy coat because it will be down-right cold on the mountain tops. Always bring a rain jacket. 

Is there free-time?
This is a group-driven trip. Check the What’s App group for specific “chats” regarding the trip. We will pencil in group activities, but if you want to do something while you are in the area that is not a group activity, feel free. This is very unstructured and geared so you get from the trip what you want.