We purchased "Our Neck of the Woods" about 8 years ago, at just about the peak of the real estate market, but I digress. For Michigan suburban/city dwellers, we were fulfilling the dream! A place "Up North". Cabin in the woods/cottage on the lake. A place to get away! Originally, I'm from the Boston area. This is the equivalent to buying a place on the Cape...maybe more like Maine! I couldn't imagine the appeal of "Up North", when I first married my Michigan man. Over the years, we would plan camping trips, holding up our hands to illustrate to others where our next destination would be.
I quickly fell in love! I fell in love with the history of old logging towns, the sight of the freighters on the lake. I fell in love with old hunting camps and the tall tales that are told there! I fell in love with towering pines and the fresh smell of the air when you get out of the car you've been in after a 4 hour drive. But the things I love the most are the memories I've made with my family. Away from the distractions of home, and it's just us. All together. Many life lessons have been pondered during a casual walk on the beach or in a hunting blind. (There's a lot of time to talk and ponder in a hunting blind!)
|My boys picked them for me! No flower shop can compare!|
|Perfect way to end the day. :)|
|Couldn't be happier.|