It's Sunday night and the big July 4th weekend is officially over. The weather was to die for ALL weekend, with nary a rain cloud in sight. It was beautiful at the lake even though the water is still quite cold. We got the boat put in and took some rides around the lake, watching for loons (saw two) and checking out the new cottages. When I say 'cottage' I am using that term loosely. Why would anyone spend $300,000.00 and call it a cottage? And it's for sale. Yeah right, in this economy, I wouldn't hold my breath on selling it real soon. I didn't have my camera as I didn't want to get it wet in the boat but I wish I had so you could see this 'cottage'. I think next weekend I will take it and just be careful so that I can get a picture of this place.
Our cottage is a cottage. It's not a summer home, it's not a show place. The kids can come in with their wet bathing suits on to get dried off. I do have a nice little kitchen that has had some work done this past year but it is small. I don't want a big place to take care of, I already have a home to clean and take care of. Our camp has two little bedrooms, one with a half bath, and a small living room on the main floor.
The basement has a laundry room, a full bath, the furnace room and a family room. It opens right out onto the lawn about 10 feet from the water. It's very cozy there. At night you can set on the deck and watch the lights of the other camps across the lake twinkling in the darkness. Sometimes a boat will go by with their lights on but mostly it's just quiet with only the loons calling back and forth.
When our son was young we spent tons of time at the lake usually with a bunch of his friends along. We loved having them and I loved cooking burgers, chicken and hot dogs for them on the grill. They swam and fished and rode the 4-wheelers and swam some more. Those were fun days, I enjoyed every minute of it. They learned to water ski and knee board. They liked us to take them way out into the middle of the lake so that they could jump in and swim around. They liked to go to the big rock and lay in the sun, then jump in and get cooled off. They made campfires at night down on the shore and cooked marshmallows. They slept in tents. They played paintball in the woods. Such fun days.
Now we don't go nearly as much as we used to but it's there when we want to. Our grandchildren and our sons friends children are coming down now and doing some of the things our son and his friends used to do. Some things never change, thankfully.
My niece from out of state was here over the weekend with her family. We always love to see them and spend time together. She loves my horse Nick. She rides him every time she is in Maine. Sometimes he can be a brat as he doesn't do much here other then look pretty so he doesn't think he should have to work. Tonight she rode him and she did such a great job with him. He tried to give her a run for her money but she is getting more accomplished all the time with her riding skills and he didn't get away with anything!
Today we all went to the coast for our lobster feeding frenzy! I think I will put pictures of that in my next post. Again, it was gorgeous there although a bit chillier then inland. Funsize and I had to buy sweatshirts as we didn't take any jackets with us. It doesn't take much of an excuse for us to shop you know...... Well more about that next time. Also about the two girls that got themselves stranded when the tide came in faster then they thought it would. A cliffhanger..........
Oh BTW the peanut butter cups were a big hit. I wouldn't have eaten as many myself if I had checked my schedule and noticed that I have a check up tomorrow. The first thing they do is put you on the scales! GROAN!!! Be sure your sins will find you out!!!