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Monday, November 3, 2008

A cabin in the woods

 
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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.

14 comments:

JackeeG4glamorous said...

Ohhhhh, next year, can I come too?
Sounds perfect, sounds dreamy, I make chicken soup and homemade noodles! Really, I think that your trip sounds lovely.

Susan said...

Thanks, Jackee! It was a lovely weekend. Come on down, there's room for two more!

Don said...

I love little adventures like this. You have a good eye for cool stuff!

Susan said...

Thanks, Don! I don't buy much, but what I buy I really, really love.

Ruth said...

I want that pitcher.

Susan said...

Ruth, send me your address and it's yours!

Fannie said...

That head and foot board are GORGEOUS.

Susan said...

Thanks, Fannie, I thought it was quite beautiful myself!

Ruth said...

NO! I was afraid you'd think I wanted you to send it to me after I posted that comment. :| I just mean I like it a lot. :D

Susan said...

S'okay, Ruth! I would be happy to send it to you, though! It is a sweet little creamer.

Laurie Kruczek said...

Oh the pitcher! Oh the bed! You know what I like, don't you ;)

Hope I can find something that great for my daughter when I go a-lookin'. Really, really pretty!

Glad you had such a nice vacation!

VioletSky said...

Oh my - I saw a pitcher so very similar to that one last week and have been thinking about getting it as it would almost match a small vase I have.

We have the same taste in antiques I see. Wnat to go shopping?

Susan said...

Laurie, that must mean I have good taste if you like my finds. Isn't it funny how we just stumble onto things that come to have such meaning in our lives?

Susan said...

VioletSky, you should run, not walk, and buy that pitcher! It obviously is calling out to you. Can you hear it?

I'm gonna have to start an antiquing club with my blogger friends. The number seems to be growing. I would love to go antiquing with you sometime.