Thursday, August 21, 2008

Weekend Recap

Another beautiful day in paradise! The rains have stopped, the sun has come out and the sky is a beautiful pale blue with fluffy clouds drifting by. Too bad it hadn't been this way when Hubby's relatives were here on vacation. They got about three days out of the whole vacation when it didn't rain. They made the most of it though and did lots of fun things and ate lots of great local food. Now they are back in VA and Penn. and we won't see them again till October when we go to Nephews wedding.

My friend Ann and I went trail riding on Wednesday as we always do. Once again we had traffic to deal with but made it okay. We have to go on the main road to get to the trails.

As always we took the guys to the river to play. There's a nice boat landing so we don't have to worry about getting mired in the mud.

Some of the trees are starting to turn already.

This is an old barn that we go by each time we ride. They have cleaned out the inside and have events there such as wedding receptions.

This is a shot of some of the other horses at the stable. This pasture goes right down to the river.

We finally got a day to go to our cottage. They have been few and far between this summer as we have had lots of other commitments on the weekends. We took a long boat ride all around the lake. These are my toes (blush, blush)!

When we first got there the boat wouldn't start as someone left the bilge pump on. We had to charge the battery and then we were off and running.

This is looking out from the lawn. We are in the 'narrows' that connects the two large lake areas.

You can hardly see our tiny cottage nestled in the trees.

This is the only cottage on the lake smaller then ours! ha! Actually it is an ice fishing shack left from the winter.

There are lots of big rocks on our lake so you have to know where you are going. Some of them you can see and some you can't. We have taken out our propeller several times! :o(

We went by FIL's place. Looks like no one is staying there this weekend.

It was just a glorious time and Dad fed the boys so we could stay even longer. We had 8 friends staying at our place this weekend and I was so glad they got good weather.

Now it's off to church and then we are meeting old friends for brunch at Muddy Rudder. They lived here for years but have retired and moved to Florida. They are here visiting family for a week.

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! :o) Funsize is in Ireland on a vacation!!


Susie said...

So glad you're getting some nice weather again. Loved "riding around the lake" in your boat. Such a gorgeous setting and the color of the lake is just beautiful. I also loved the shadow picture of you riding! What a great effect!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Love you!

CrackerJacks said...

It's great to see that you had such a wonderful weekend.

Oh, and that cottage of yours is so beautiful....and um, NOT tiny.

The photos are great and I really like the one of the horses shadows. Very cool!

zzop357 said...

I could use about a week of fishing and napping right now.That looks like the place to be. I would love it there.It looks so peaceful and pretty.
God bless, Donna

Callie said...

Oh Sounds like a lovely weekend!

Mikey said...

Wow, that is so beautiful! It's like a picturebook life :)
Thanks for taking us along!

Linds said...

Boats and lakes and sunshine - wonderful! It is great to hear you had some relaxing time and that the weather was good too. Beautiful photos!

Nonna said...

What beautiful pictures! And such a lovely weekend. I'm glad you got to enjoy some nice weather for a few days! Its been raining here a lot too, very unusual for August!

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Mrs Mom said...

Your ride looks wonderful!!!! I love the lake views you have there. Sucha pretty pretty place to live! (until

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Needled Mom said...

Sounds like the perfect "lazy days of summer" weekend.

The cabin looks gorgeous. I'll bet you wish you could spend so much more time there. Glad that you managed to ge the motor running as it looks like those passengers were eager for a boat ride.

I can't believe that the leaves are already changing. It's hard to think of it being almost September other than seeing the days getting shorter. Boo hoo.

Hope that you have continued great weather for this week. Hugs.

hippochick said...

What a beautiful weekend you had. I love water and envy you your lovely cottage.

I didn't so much like the pic of the "turning tree". I'm just not ready for this summer to end.

Have a great week. Oh yes, the shadow picture was really cool.

~hippo hugs~

Dawn said...

What a beautiful spot to spend time - I know we'd have a hard time getting to a cottage, if we had one! DC would love to have one in the mountains, but it just doesn't seem practical. I know - practical isn't always good!

KC said...

Sounds perfect. the trip on the boat looks like so much fun, glad you were able to charge it and get it going.
That is so crazy that the leaves are changing already, just doesn't seem like it should be the end of Aug already.. I want summer to last longer

Donna said...

What a beautiful part of the world you live in!

Pattie said...

Your photos are so fun! I love the area where you ride. I bet the horses do, too!

And the lake... just lovely! Can I join you one night for s'mores?

Alice Grace said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! I love your talent with picture-taking! Love the toes and the shadows of the horses and riders!

China Pattern said...

Oh, I loved the trip you took us on this week. We used to have a boat and I grinned at the part about the bilge pump being left on. Did you ever launch and forget to put the drain plug in? Ha! Riding, boating and having family and friends to share a beautiful summer weekend with are what life is all about. The leaves aren't turning in Ohio yet but the light has changed. You can tell that fall is just around the corner even though summer is in the eyes.

The W.O.W. factor said...

What a pretty place to go for a ride! and I love that old barn too!
Oh, a lazy day resting on the lake! You looked like you were so enjoying it~or atleast your toes were :)

Renie Burghardt said...

Loved the pictures of the lake and pasture with the horses, and hey, you even showed us your tootsies. You daring woman you! LOL. What a beautiful lake, and lovely cottage. Not all that small, either! I know you all enjoy it. Those rocks look beautiful in the water, but I imagine you do have to navigate the boat carefully around them. I enjoyed your weekend recap, and by the way, the sunset in the post below is to die for!

Hope your week is going wonderfully well. I'm off to meet some friends for lunch today.



Tammy said...

Oh, it does look like paradise there! What wonderful pictures!
The boat ride on the lake sounds like such fun...and a cottage by the lake? I want to be you! LOL
Seriously, what a perfect, relaxing week for you and your family!

I just posted part 2 on our short camping trip and when we met the nice people with their horses, I honestly thought of you.

Brenda said...

Looks like a dream for me! You are so blessed.

kdwhorses said...

Great pics! Love the cyrstal blue water and cabin! How relaxing! Love the toes!

Diane said...

Beautiful pictures! Sounds like you had a nice visit even though the rain was persistent.


Margaret Cloud said...

What an awesome post, the pictures are so nice, it is like you took us along, thanks for sharing again and thanks for coming by my blog site.

Nancy said...

What gorgeous pictures!!! Looks so peaceful and relaxing there!!! Just what I could use myself! LOL I loved the shadow picture! How neat!

Your cottage looks great and doesn't look small to me!!! I think I'd move there in it and spend the entire summer there! I love living on the water!!!

Enjoyed your pics soooooo much!!!! Great post! You do have some beautiful country there!!!

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