Monday, 8 August 2016

Cottage Life

Ahhhh! Just what I needed,,,, a vacation!
I just came back from a restful seven days at a delightful cottage by a lake. The weather has been spectacular, hot and sunny every day, just a sprinkle of rain one afternoon. Food was excellent, beer was cold, and the company was great.... OlderSon and family, and YoungerSon and family together for a whole week.
Our cottage was a rental found on the internet. Booking anything unseen can always be a bit of a risk, but this was the perfect place for a week away from the real world. Four comfy bedrooms, big TV, BBQ, 2 kayaks, a canoe, well equipped kitchen, and even a dishwasher... the ultimate in cottage luxury! Enormous deck with comfy lounging chairs and lots of tall trees providing shade if the sun got too hot.
The view from the deck. The plastic owl was on guard against whatever birds might want to land on the railings. Little Gull Lake is small with quite a few cottages along it's shoreline. Monday to Thursday was quiet, but the weekend brought out power boats and wakeboarders having fun on the water.
The lake water was warm and the kids took advantage of being able to swim all day. The first morning they were in the water at 7:30am! I managed to dip my feet in the water but didn't swim with them. Perhaps next time.

9 comments:

Lowell said...

What a beautiful place! Sounds perfect, just what you needed! I'm jealous. This lake reminds me of the Minnesota lakes of my childhood.

Linda said...

Looks like a lovely place. Beautiful photos. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

Elephant's Child said...

Ooooh.
Restorative bliss.

Marie Smith said...

Glad you had such a wonderful time with family to unwind! It sounds blissful!

Anvilcloud said...

That is quite the 'cottage'.

Angela said...

It looks like a great place for a vacation. It reminds me of our family years ago we used to rent a cabin by the lake in MN every August for a week every year. Now a days they all want city vacations. Glad you had this time out to rest in this beautiful area.

LL Cool Joe said...

Looks and sounds like the perfect setting for a holiday. We have a plastic owl just like that in Arizona that is meant to frighten away the birds, but I'm not convinced it works!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What a lovely time! I miss our cottage, but not the citiots!

stardust said...

What a nice summer vacation! It’s perfectly lovely when such a nice cottage is by the lake. The owl must have brought in good luck. Your whole family must have been excited though I think I know how the adults were cautious and careful about the safety of the little ones in the water of the lake.

Yoko