Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Cool Vacation... Part II

Here are more photos from our vacation at the lake.

The lady in the middle is the friend who let us use her cottage by the lake. Here, we met her so she could give us the keys and directions on how to get there. On the left is my husband and on the right are his daughter and granddaughter, who went with us.

On the way up, we stopped at a different lake to see a log cabin that used to belong to my husband's family. His great grandfather built this cabin himself. It had no running water and no electricity. It had an outhouse and a pump. I stayed in it once when I first knew my husband, before his parents sold it. I still remember getting up in the middle of the night to go out to the outhouse. Not fun!

We stopped here for ice cream. This place has been there for 35 years. It has 60 kinds of ice cream and the scoops are giant-sized. Yum!! It's a must-stop for any trip to the lake.

On our first day, I took a walk. These are some of the photos I took:

As I said, I like trees.

And, I like houses surrounded by trees:

Doesn't this look like the perfect place to spend a summer day?

All the houses back up to the lake:

Here is the dock behind "our" cottage:

Some ducks came to visit:

Ashley caught a fish:

Mike caught a fish:

Fishermen on the lake:

I did a lot of reading, walking, and taking photos.

I took photos of fishermen fishing:

And birds flying at sunset:

And interesting mailboxes:

The sunroom... a very nice place to read:

We had a campfire and made s'mores. My husband says it was the first s'more he's ever had... where has he been?!

We played games:

My main wish was to hear the call of the loons on the lake. I saw a loon twice, but it dived under the water before I could get a photo of it. But, on our last night there, the loons were calling. I finally got to hear the loons! My vacation was complete.