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Monday, December 1, 2014

28th Anniversary Weekend Getaway

Skippy took me away for a couple of days for our 28th anniversary, of which the location was unknown to me.  But before we could go, he made me play Hang Man.  If I guessed it right, I got to go.  If I guessed wrong.....Skippy was going without me! lol

As we approached the driveway, Skippy made me close my eyes.  When I opened them, I was taken aback by the absolute beauty of our surroundings.  The pictures do not do our little hideaway justice!


Hamlet at Frenchman's Pond
Wood burning stove in the stone room :D
Sofa bed
Getting in and sitting in the hot jacuzzi was 
getting out, well......mmmm....not so much! 

We made our own meals.......
We had Ruebens.....
 with seasoned sweet potato fries
 A pork roast with T.O.E. Jam Marmalade
(tangerine, orange and elderberry)
 And fruit to snack on 
(the watermelon was in the fridge)
and other delicious meals
We pulled the mattress off the sofa bed and 
slept in front of the fire.  

My favorite place to be
Hot tea and coffee by the fire or down by the pond.
The magical hour - I absolutely LOVE the way 
everything looks at that time - the sun is starting to set
 We sat in the rockers and gazed out on the pond

 The reflection in the pond

  And walked around it. 
 We had a picnic of mixed nuts and apples with
caramel dip down along the bank.

After our picnic, we tried out the self-timer on my camera.  
Skippy was such a good sport!

I love this picture of Skippy.
He was so relaxed there
Just relaxing in the rockers

The temperature got up to 72* while we were there.
It's hard to believe two days later we had 7 1/2 inches of snow!  

 I loved our cabin in the woods and didn't want to come back. 
Goodbye, Hamlet at Frenchman's Pond.........
until next year!


Melanie said...

Happy anniversary, Laura!! What beautiful pictures!! How sweet of your husband to arrange all that... so glad you had a nice time! :-)

Kerin said...

How wonderful and romantic!
I'm so happy for you both to get away together, relax, and reflect on the past 28 years of marriage.

Ahh... the Jacuzzi tub. We have one in our master bathroom, and it is indeed a wonderful treat.

Love that sweet little fireplace, and the pond is beautiful.

Wishing you many more years of happiness :)


Diana Ferguson said...

Happy Anniversary. Love the Hangman!!!

Jeff Riley said...

Awww! That is extremely sweet of Skippy! The two of you are perfect together, and I love how you enjoy the same things. The cottage you stayed at looks utterly breathtaking. It's such a friendly-looking place. I bet you wouldn't have asked for more. Happy Anniversary, guys! I wish you all the best! :)

Jeff Riley @ Happy Guests Lodge