Monday, December 2, 2013

Thanksgiving weekend part 1

This year for Thanksgiving, we decided it was time for a long quiet weekend away.  So after our 2 family dinners on Thanksgiving, we loaded the pups up & headed south.  A mere 35 minutes from home & we were at our home for the weekend.  Doing little more than settling in, unpacking & having some late night Thanksgiving dessert leftovers that first night was peaceful.  Waking up to this sunrise the next day was beyond words amazing. My pillow gave me an amazing view every time I opened my eyes: Falling asleep gazing at the stars & waking up to a beautiful country sunrise.


Friday the sun warmed the temps to a beautiful level for a peaceful walk along the mowed paths around the property. Tim went further & off the trail to scout for someplace to deer hunt later in the day while the pups & I continued along the trail. These shots are on the return trip to the cabin.


 Have you ever heard of a dogtrot house or cabin? no, well us either until this weekend.  By design: A dogtrot house historically consisted of two log cabins connected by a breezeway or "dogtrot", all under a common roof. Typically one cabin was used for cooking and dining while the other was used as a private living space, such as a bedroom. The primary characteristics of a dogtrot house is that it is typically one or 1½-stories, has at least two rooms averaging between 18 to 20 feet (5.5 to 6.1 m) wide that each flank an open-ended central hall (via Wikipedia)


At first, it was a bit inconvenient for us 'city people' to go outside & leave the 'big side', which housed the kitchen/dining/living area (& loft sleeping area we didn't use), to go to the small side to use the bathroom.  After the first couple of times, it became less of an inconvenience & just a part of the weekend.  The small side housed the bathroom, along with another loft sleeping area, we didn't use & the main room complete with floor to ceiling shelves full of books, a work table & a futon (which is where we chose to sleep).  


 The details of this property are many.  The ponds, the quiet of country life, the fully stocked fishing gear, kitchen & bookshelves. 
 

Another amazing sunrise photo-this one from my phone:
 
 a daybreak shot of the pups finding new smells to sniff out on our morning trip outside.

Since Blogger isn't letting me shrink anymore photos, I will stop here.  I will work up another post for later in the week with more photos & details of the weekend.
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