Saturday, July 11, 2009

Of Cottages, Bears and Kayaks...How We Spent the Fourth of July

Typically, we do not do anything exciting for the 4th of July as B is always working. The fact is B works every day and the summer is his busiest season. Thus, we do not get many trips until fall or winter. Occasionally he can steal away for a day or two but the last time I recall that happening over a holiday weekend was when we first met (which is a whole other story for a different day). Somehow, this year, B bribed someone or something and got the actual 4th of July off. What made it even better is that his parents just purchased a cottage up north. So off we went!

At first I thought I forgot my camera (oh the horror!) but I later found it in my bag. So you get some pictures:

The view from the property complete with the kayak that was purchased the day before:

Some beautiful wildflowers growing on the property:

B testing out his kayak skills:

And later donning a matching hat. Planned?

More view:

The cottage, complete with floor to ceiling windows which are perfect for looking out on the lake, or lounging around and taking a nap (right B?):

Where I spent my time:

Can you see the butterfly? I suck at up close photos. I blame the camera, however:

The former owners of the property, or at least of the dock:

Seriously those ducks would not leave. Everyone tried to scare them off. They would squawk and just come back. B's Dad decided to try out the kayak:

And try to scare the ducks:

Alas, it didn't work.

Later we went to a graduation/bbq and got to see a bear made out of a giant tree trunk. Look how cool:

He was made with a chainsaw by a guy who does it as a hobby. A hobby. Dude, I cannot even hem no sew curtains (again, another post) and this guy makes a 6 foot bear?

I cry unfair.

6 important things being said:

Posh said...

Lovely photos, it looks so nice over there! ;)

Ruth said...

We're so glad you and B came up and were our first house guests.


Andhari said...

Ohhh such a pretty lake :) I love the views with flowers and all that :)

*~Dani~* said...

Posh - thanks! It was beautiful.

Ruth/Mom - we were happy to be there and cannot wait to go back!!

Andhari - I love the view and the flowers too. So gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

The lake looks so peaceful! Just wait to L and the dogs get up there and it won't look like that anymore. I wish I would have seen the kayaking in person. LOL.

*~Dani~* said...

Jenny - the more the merrier I say :) Sorry you guys werent able to come.

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