The last time I went to my mom (and now) step-dad's cabin, was Labor Day 2010, I rode with my sister, and took Julia with me. She was only 6 months old at the time, and it wasn't an exactly restful weekend for me. LOVED the view, the atmosphere, everything...but that little goober would NOT sleep at night!
This year, though...this year was different. When I mentioned the trip to Michael, I originally wanted the four of us to go. I know he would love it up there just as much as I do, and we're hoping to make one trip up as a family in the near future. His reaction to my suggestion was...unexpected to say the least! He said to me "Well, maybe I'll just keep the kids home, and let you go alone..." WHA??? I thought he was joking. Seriously!!! The subject came up a few more times, and I kept referring to it as "our trip". Well, one time he said "Our trip? I thought you were going alone?" I was shocked. Stoked. Excited. Nervous... Long story short, I got to go up north, away from civilization without the kids for three. whole. days. It was wonderful. My phone didn't work. I had no laptop. We watched ZERO TV. Now, that's not to say that there weren't working phones, or other techy goodies (their iPad) that could have entertained me. I managed to stay away for the most part! I actually managed to stay off the iPad until the day we left. Even then, it was just to hop on to show mom some pictures (and I responded to a message that I got), but I left all 99 Facebook notifications, and the other three messages alone. It was so nice. I was so relaxed by the end of the weekend that I almost didn't know what to do with myself. We ate well, took boat rides, my sis and I went for a walk, watched the sun set a couple of times...oh...and I got to drive a REALLY nice truck! :-) Anywho...the weekend was fabulous, and I can't wait to go back with Michael and the kids!
Ready for some pics? Ok, here you go!
The sunset on the ride up...
The view...all day...every day.
The start of one sunset.
The only firework pic I could get!
The road my sis and I walked on (well, one way...came back another way)
A cool looking tree on our walk.
Some neat dead trees in a clearing. (I was wishing I had my zoom lens right about now)
Another pretty stinkin' cool tree.
On the lake...
On the lake...
On the lake...I really like this one.
A sail boat on the lake...
The beginning of a gorgeous sunset.
Gorgeous sunset continued
Gorgeous sunset still continued
Gorgeous sunset continued...fire in the sky.
And the gorgeous sunset concluded. :-)
Hope you enjoyed them as much as I do...