Saturday, May 17, 2008

Just don't stick your finger in the fish's mouth

If the past few weeks of our lives were a movie, it would be called We Went to a Cabin in the Woods...or maybe Look at Me, I Caught a Fish...or we could just call it Deliverance and take away the banjo and the hillbillies and the canoe and call it a day. Our cabin wasn't exactly what I think of when I imagine a cabin. Although it wasn't lacking in any moose lightswitch covers, loon shower curtains, and of course a dead deer head mounted on the wall, it also had a hot tub, two tv's, and a foosball table in the basement. But we discovered about 5 minutes after we arrived there was no wifi. Then we left. Well, we stuck it out for a week. There were plenty of other distractions. Like trees.

I spent a lot of time on this porch. We had some good times, me and that rocking chair. I was made for sitting on a porch. Sitting and staring at the woods. It's my calling.


In this picture I was telling the boys something to make them laugh, but to me it looks like I'm pinching them.



Here is Dylann doing his new favorite thing. When he actually reeled in a fish he was very excited until he was about to pull it out of the water and saw it's fishy face popping out at him and he started asking IS IT GOING TO BITE ME?! DO FISH BITE?! DOES THIS HAVE TEETH?! NO, REALLY, IS IT GOING TO BITE ME?! We are very outdoorsy.

The town we were near was so small, there was no cell phone service even when standing in the middle of downtown. It was like we had stepped back in time. When we were out to eat that night and asked our waitress where the nearest place was that sold wine, she actually laughed and said we would have to drive 20 minutes down the road to a different town. After she left Donn said, "Maybe I should have asked her about moonshine instead (cue banjo music here)."

Although we missed technology, it was very relaxing to be away from everything for a while. We walked around and sifted through stuff at antique and thrift stores, we went to the lake, we drove with the windows down and took our time, we sat on the porch and watched the rain. I read 2 books. The boys didn't break anything that couldn't be fixed. Nobody was hooked when we taught the boys how to cast their fishing line. The trip was a success.

Now we're back to civilization, where there's always about a million things to do and not enough time to do them. I want my porch back!