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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Our trip to the Great North Woods, Part 4
Today I will post about the Tuesday and Wednesday of our trip. There was some rain on these days and we spent a lot of time indoors. So we didn't get a lot of photos on these quieter indoor days.
Tuesday morning we went for a walk on the road where the cabin is located. It wasn't raining at that point and we thought it could be the best chance we would have for a walk. Below is a photo I took on Beach Road during a visit to Back Lake in late October 2017. See the blue heron?
Our friend Charlotte had invited us over to her cabin for lunch on Tuesday. The photo below is from 2017. It's always a delight to spend time with Charlotte, and she is such a great cook! She served a delicious lunch as always.
Again, I got no pictures, but I do have these fairly nice Kindle photos of Charlotte's fall flower garden from a previous year. I'm always surprised at how well her flowers do right into the fall. She must have just the right location!
As we were leaving her cabin, the rain began.
It was a cozy afternoon and evening in Cabin 3. Mr. T had brought a large supply of kindling and wood. We'd also brought along plenty of amusements, from crafts to games to reading materials, DVDs and a jigsaw puzzle. We had heard rain was predicted for the week, and it rained very hard Tuesday night.
Our Nevada daughter had sent one of these Vintage Baseball Games to her dad for his birthday earlier in September, so we gave that a try. It turned out to be a really fun game. So handy for traveling since it comes in a little tin!
Wednesday morning the rain had slackened, but it was still "dripping", as one of our daughters used to say. We spent a cozy morning in the cabin. We watched Anne of Green Gables (from a set of DVDs we had brought with us), during which I worked steadily at crafting a bunch of mailing envelopes from repurposed calendar pages. These envelopes have turned out to be the perfect size for mailing out vintage sewing patterns that are ordered from my Etsy shop.
These are examples of mailers I have made in the past, but some were exactly the same as these. It's a fun and satisfying project, as I can't bear to waste the gorgeous calendars.
This was an easy project to bring along when I packed for our getaway.
After a late lunch, we decided to try going for a hike here.
However, the trails were very wet from the previous night's rain. We did go along one for quite a way, but it was much wetter than we liked. One interesting thing we noticed is that the "bog bridges" across boggy areas of the trail were covered over with chicken wire. What a great idea to provide traction on the wet wood and leaves on these bridges!
Rather than hike any further, we decided to head for the nearest town with a grocery store. We were having people over for coffee the next afternoon, and needed to pick up some decaf. We got a few other necessities as well, and also located a Walgreen's where we could get a new camera card. Ours was filled up!
We had seen the view above not long before we reached the trailhead. The Connecticut River was racing through a tunnel of glorious fall foliage, pretty even on an overcast late afternoon. But I knew my Kindle would never do it justice. We had to wait until the return trip, with the replacement camera card in place, to get this photo.
It was another quiet, cozy evening on Wednesday night. I can't even remember for sure what we ate for supper that night, but I can tell you that it would have been quick and easy. That's definitely my cooking style on a getaway!
To be continued ... The last installment will cover Thursday and Friday. Stay tuned!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.