Last night I returned from my second vacation this month. This one was a Wild Wilderness Women excursion. That's a tongue-in-cheek name, because our "wilderness" was quite luxurious... not much "roughing it" involved.
I took six quilting/knitting/crafting friends to a cabin owned by one of my relatives. It's not a cabin in the usual sense of the word. It is a lovely home on a beautiful lake, surrounded by the beautiful north woods. I believe you have seen its level of rustic-ness in previous photos.
We sewed and read and ate and talked and laughed, swam, did some sight-seeing and shopping, and just had a great old time. It sounds like we crammed a lot into a few days, but we really took it easy and didn't push ourselves to meet any deadlines. After all, we were on vacation in the woods.
my sewing station - not too shabby!
the source of the Mighty Mississippi River
the lodge in a state park where we ate dinner
our table had a great view
large family room in the lodge
We had to have one meal of hot dogs and s'mores!
some of our projects
After this was all done, and we reluctantly turned toward home, I made a stop in my mom's town. We had a reunion lunch with several of us who had lived in the same small town 50 years ago. It was so much fun!! We represented two generations: my mom, her friend E., and their kids' generation which included two sets of sisters: my sister and me, and our friends L. and C. We talked and talked and had a great time. This, too, was cut short too early for our liking, but there were things on the calendar requiring our departure.
I laugh to think of what an elderly bunch we were. I, age 59, was the youngest at the table, and my mom at age 91 was the oldest. It feels like yesterday we were all young and running around back in that small town. Time is such a funny and fluid thing.
I'm home and back to business, back to work, and back to the usual daily grind. These days it isn't much of a grind, though. Life is good, and I feel blessed.
P.S. I did manage to finish one book, so look for my review in Friday Books which I will post this Friday, June 29.