Monday, November 3, 2008
Our third annual Hocking Hills Weekend was wonderful. The weather was perfect and there was still some color on the trees. We ate too much, but hopefully hiked off some of the excess calories. This is our second year to stay at the Hemlock Cabin and I think it will be "our" cabin from now on. We enjoy the solitude it provides and the ambience is just right. There's plenty of room so that we don't get in each others' way and there are two bathrooms--very important detail! We brought waaaay too much food and ended up carting half of it back home. On Friday night we had chicken noodle soup that I had made at home. It was delicious, if I do say so myself, and we ate it with some crusty bread that I didn't make.
When it got dark, we put on our swimsuits and headed out to the hot tub. It was a perfect night. The stars were so bright and the temperature wasn't too cold. Not like last year when our hair froze while we were in the tub! We just melted our cares away.
On Saturday, the guys went out early to bowhunt (mostly they just sit in the woods and listen to the quiet) while we girls lazed in front of the fireplace before going out to search for some antique bargains. I found a lovely little Made in Japan cream pitcher.
Then we had lunch at the Spotted Owl Cafe, which has a huge stone fountain in the front of the restaurant. After that we headed back to the cabin to meet the guys for an afternoon of hiking.
Saturday evening we treated ourselves to a meal at Millstone BBQ in Logan. The food was delicious and the server was very congenial, but not overbearing. It was too early to go home, so we did a little more antiquing and I found a beautiful solid maple twin-size four-poster bed for Kaitlyn's birthday this month. It is almost perfect and just needs a little cleaning and touch-up on one of the legs. It has solid maple side rails, too, but no slats. David can cut those very easily. Now I just have to get a mattress set. The best part is the bed only cost $33.50, including tax. I don't think they knew what they had. I was so happy! It will be perfect for a little girl.
Sunday morning we cooked a huge brunch. I, of course, brought eggs from home and we had Jimmy Dean sausage, homemade biscuits and hash browns. I didn't eat another thing until evening when we finished off the rest of the chicken noodle soup with the leftover biscuits.