It holds many fun family memories for us, stretching back to 2002, when ten-year-old Jane was seven months old. We’re appreciative that the owners still share it for $35 a night. This year we were especially grateful for our first family vacation in two years–two very stretching years at that!
It’s perfect for our kind of vacation–
Not too much travel time, in the mountains, few chores, oldest clothes, our traditional simple Cabin meals, cozy indoors, unhurried time to sit and play games together (including hilarious late-night favorites around the kitchen table traditionally accompanied by Jelly Bellies), long, leisurely walks in all weathers, clear creeks and boulder-studded mountainsides to explore, hours spent reading aloud.
It feels like our home when we are there, but without the usual pressures.
And this time, several new family members were introduced to one of our favorite places to be.
Thank You, God, for the rest you knew we needed.
We all agreed that it wouldn’t be quite as a restful a vacation if we had to be picturesque for the blog, ahem. Laura and Jane took lots of photos (thank you, girls, you did a good job!) and I chose a few that I thought captured the essence of our time of rest. I snapped the few posed shots right before we left to go back home.