Sunday, March 7, 2010

this is what they mean by weekend getaway

A few weekends ago, Abe & I had what I think was our first true weekend getaway. We headed 2.5 hours north to a cabin in the middle of nowhere. We had no TV, internet, or cell phone reception - but it did come with a full kitchen, gas fireplace, and puzzles.

Our plan was to cook lots of food, read, and stay in our pajamas as long as possible.

We had Chinese Shrimp and Walnuts one night and Chicken Tikka Masala the next. One morning was an omelet breakfast, the next was classic pancakes and sausage - always accompanied by a mug of hot cocoa.

We put together 2 puzzles while enjoying the view from the dining room window overlooking the lake. We also went on a few hikes.

I think I look 12 years old in this picture.

The cabin was called a "Sportsman's Lodge" and was quite nice. The owl was a good touch.


Janssen said...

THAT looks like a lot of fun. More fun if you didn't have to wear a coat, of course, but hey. . .you can't have everything.

Elizabeth Downie said...

What a fun weekend! :) It's always nice to get away for the weekend - even if it's to someplace cold in Michigan. :)

Erin said...

It was really meant to help us celebrate winter. The bonus is that it's about 2/3 the price in February compared to July.

Jen said...

That's a cool cabin. Hope you had fun, because it looks fun.

candice said...

I wanna gooooo!!!! I think going in winter has its own romantic essence that you wouldn't find in warmer weather. What a great idea for a getaway.

Chelsea said...

Lovely! I wish we'd done fun Michigan things before we left; I'm sure Lansing is not the more scenic part of the state.

Dawn said...

Very nice! What a relaxing weekend! Glad you had fun!