We were able to go on a short family vacation, the first time in about 5 years!
Needless to say, we didn't want to come home.
This family owned "little piece of Heaven" is a place that I can remember going to
as far back as I can remember.
Each year my family would travel to the "cabin" quite a few times -
just north of Williamsport - officially named "Dutchman's Paradise."
No cell phones, no computers, no movies, no radios - just the sound of the night peepers, the rippling water of the creek, an occasional car on the dirt road, children laughing, the clink of a quoit hitting the pin (and then lots of whooping!), the reel of a fishing line, the dipping of an oar on the pond, the creaking and slamming of the wooden screen door and the hissing flames in the fire pit.
In recent years, a phone has been installed along with modern plumbing.
I remember a time when we would
walk across the road to the creek with our buckets and retrieve water for doing dishes
and bathing (after we heated it), or we had the option of bathing in the creek, which we really did
choose to do, especially in the summer. To this day, I still have my little own tradition of washing my hair in the freezing water, even if it is too cold to swim - in remembrance of those "bathing" experiences. I love the refreshing feeling! Each time I hold my breath though, for what if my hair follicles freeze and expand and then when they thaw all my hair falls out? jk!
There was only an outhouse, which was only intimidating if the need to go was at night time,
but now there is a real bathroom plus a shower stall - spoiled indeed! :)
Below you will see a pictorial tour of our vacation....
My boys want to live here.......
living out of suitcases
Clay bird shooting
see the clay bird and smoke of gun
Gathering for meals
My mom and youngest great grandchild, Toby
Swinging - one of my favorite things to do at cabin - sit on the swing and read or snuggle :-)
Without feeling guilty of not doing dishes or laundry!
Beauty of God's Creation
Maybe not everyone's vision of Heaven, but it certainly was ours this past weekend!
Great time with family making memories, good fun, delicious food, and safety.
The women each provided one meal, which meant that I only had to worry about preparing one meal the whole time there, plus no laundry to think about (until we got home that is), and no school books demanding our attention. Yup! Vacation it was!
Until next time......