It’s a rainy day in February and I figure there is no better time to plan a summer get away. I can’t wait. We are going with my sisters and their families to one of our favorite places on earth…Wisconsin. Yep, it’s true, Wisconsin.
We have been going to the same place and staying in the same two cabins since were kids. Nothing has changed, especially the routines.
Mornings begin on Adirondack chairs sipping strong, freshly brewed coffee under 50 year+ Hudson’s Bay Blankets, no one talks until bellies start growling. We then venture off to pick wild blue berries for muffins or pancakes and wild flowers for the dining room table. Days are spent swimming on the crystal clear lake, fishing, canoeing, the kids run free through the woods and only show up for food. Evenings we sit on the old porch swing enjoying cocktails while watching the sun set, play family games such as Sardines, Charades or Scrabble, and when the cocktails have been plentiful, full on renditions of old camp songs start. Just before bedtime we will venture down to the dock to gaze at the amazing constellation of stars, often sharing the moment with a family of deer drinking from the lake. It is magical.
I can’t wait to go back to a place were simple things still exist and cell phone towers don’t.
Photo 1, 2, 3, 6, & 7 from my camera Photo 4: dann-online, Photo 5: And All The Trimmings Blog