9.06.2012

Staycation Pt. 3

So, some of you (most of you) were not around last year when I shared posts and tours of my cabin! If you'd like to get caught up before I finish my cabin posts, head here, here, and here. And find parts one and two of my "staycation" here and here.

The next morning, we had breakfast, then headed out to the deck.
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We enjoyed the gorgeous views,
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relaxed in the hammock,
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and some of us climbed on rocks.
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After my dad got the fire that heats the hot tub going, we headed up the mountain.
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Because of the storms, it was much colder than we had planned. We were going to hike over to the cave, but it was too cold for the kids. So my sister took them back to the cabin. My mom and I couldn't take it either, so we waited in the truck. And my dad, sister and brother in law headed to collect the stones my dad had wanted, by the cave.

While my mom and I waited, we watched a family of eagles hunt.
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These birds are magnificent! They are incredibly graceful and were so much fun to watch, especially when they interacted with each other.
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After their hike, we headed back to the cabin and thought maybe the hot tub water would be warm enough... well, it wasn't. But that didn't stop my nieces and BIL.
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There was even a little uncalled for splashing. (he says someone splashed him first, but I saw nothing of the sort)
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It was a little too cold for some of us...
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Then we headed inside to warm up. They all (the adults) gathered around as I read the stories of the old mountain men out loud. Such interesting lives! They survived so much.
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While I read, the girls worked on a magic show. Oh my, they're so adorable and creative. :) One of my very favorite parts of the week, for sure!
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We saw some real magic here, folks. Making books disappear by dropping it behind you, trying to hide a wipe in your fist but having it drip between your fingers, or trying to hide a hanky between your knees- only to have it sticking out the back when you turn to the side.
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Then it was time to clean up and head home.
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Time at the cabin always goes by much too quickly.
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Can't wait to go back!!
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16 comments

Christine@Mavy May Designs said...

Oh Man! Your cabin looks amazing!! I would giving anything to have a place like this to go to.

Vic said...

This literally looks like my idea of absolute heaven. Such gorgeous scenery! You must really miss it on stressful days!

Sarah said...

I know I've said it before but I love when you share cabin pictures. The views are so beautiful! And I love the antlers on the railing!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful! What a gorgeous cabin!

sweet harvest moon said...

Looks wonderful!

Beverly said...

gawwwwgeous cabin!!! love it and the wood looks like it would reak of good cedar!!!

love having splendid trips with the fam!! best part of life!

xo, Bev

Karm said...

Gentri... you have the most amazing adventures!
AND I LOVE that cabin! I want to stay in one. Especially in the winter time. I can't believe I wrote that... I hate winter. What is the world coming to?
haha aside from that. Thanks for sharing your trips. They are always awesome.

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love the hammock and the view from it! Gorgeous! This cabin looks so cozy! :)

Treasure Tromp said...

what a wonderful adventure!

Angela [Simply Simple Me] said...

This just made me smile so big. What a great time :)

kcomekarolina said...

cool!i love this style!



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K.
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~BB~ said...

That looks so cozy and fun! Oh it makes me wish for winter! What a fun vacation.

Kimberly said...

The view from the deck and that hammock looks like heaven. :)

Sarah Kate said...

That cabin is incredible!!! I love seeing all of that natural light, wood beams, and the VIEW! Wow! I have only stayed in a cabin once, when my little sister got married in the mountains, but it was gorgeous, too!

The Egg said...

what a wonderful spot!
love me some mountains

xoxo the egg out west.

Adin B said...

Beautiful family, beautiful cabin, beautiful place. This makes me miss the mountains of Colorado every summer time while we escape the summer heat in Kansas. I miss the mountains. And talking about the Mountain Men, we went to an event called the Mountain Man refuge where they demonstrate the lifestyle of the 1800s and all that stuff. It was pretty neat.

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