Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Cabin in the Woods

The cooler weather we’ve had the past few days brought back memories of a trip we took a few years ago. My husband and I, along with one of our daughters and her two kids joined another daughter and her family at a cabin in the North Carolina mountains for a wonderful weekend. When my daughter first suggested it, I wasn’t sure about roughing it at a cabin in the woods, especially since my husband is a TV addict and I wasn’t certain he’d be able to watch his shows there. But we were pleasantly surprised.

This cabin in the woods had everything! It was fantastic! The word "cabin" makes me think of rustic – logs in the fireplace, perhaps no indoor plumbing – ha! 

Not this cabin. It was absolutely beautiful, with all the comforts of home. The young people were generous enough to let my husband and me have the master bedroom suite upstairs. So we had our own private bath and were away from the noise if we wanted to sleep a little later. There was a game room downstairs where the kids played most of the time... when they weren't in the hot tub.

On Saturday, we visited a quaint little town with a carnival-like atmosphere just for fun. There was one main street lined with specialty shops and places to eat and drink all along the way. We stopped at an ice cream shop and indulged ourselves with large cups of ice cream and went to a little park right in the center of town and ate it while sitting on a bench in the sun watching the kids play. It was nice. Later, my daughters and I got hot spiced cider to warm us up. About six o'clock, we finally ordered pizza and took it back to the cabin. It was a most enjoyable day!

The only thing that would have made it better was if we could have stayed a couple more days. Like most good things, it just didn’t last long enough!  

Add this to my list of beautiful memories.

1 comment:

sam said...

This is such a nice description of your weekend Peggy.