Morning Meanderings…

Morning!  Coffee Cup and I are attempting an early start to our day because it is a full one.  I feel the need to self-torture by attending Group Power at 8:25 this morning even through I am hurting all over from the class I took two days ago.  Must – get – back – on – routine…..

Then…. I am off to clean out my Durango, pack it for the weekend, go to Wal- Mart and get supplies, post office, library,  – have lunch with my son, and then Al and I are off to our cabin for the weekend.

YAY!!!  *cartwheels!*

We do not get there very often, in fact the last time was in early October of last year.  How sad is that?  So we are packing it up for the weekend and I am grabbing a few books (although I don’t know why – I have a whole other book shelf there loaded with books I have not read yet) to take along.  Lap Top is coming and I do have some posts planned so I should be active through the weekend.  I am excited to just chill and read and perhaps, chill some more.  🙂    I am bringing our bikes as well as there is a wonderful state trail just a few miles from us that is just gorgeous this time of year so I am camera ready!

When the boys were growing up and we had “cabin time”, we had a movie that was pretty much a cabin-weekend-must, and it was The Great Outdoors with John Candy.  I never got tired of this movie and we still pack it with us for the memories.  I should really just get a second copy and leave it there.

Any North Shore bloggers out there?  I am heading your way!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!!!

25 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings…

  1. Have a lovely weekend! I’m here in Duluth which is near the North Shore (actually the Southern end of it). But I don’t think we Duluthians really consider ourselves as residents of the North Shore. If we did, why would we also talk about going there? It’s way to early to ponder that thought today, though.

    1. Kathy – I knew you were in Minnesota but did not know it was Duluth. We are in the Finland Minnesota area – I think about 45 minutes outside of Duluth. 🙂

  2. How nice to have a weekend getaway. We would like to go to the shore for a few days, but just can’t do it right now. We’ll feel better anyway now that the heat wave is breaking up.

  3. Oh, I am so envious of your cabin! My second son used to have a cabin in Big Bear, near LA, and I enjoyed some times there.

    Cabins are fabulous! Usually they’re in a spot that’s cooler than wherever we’re living…and there’s often water nearby, with lots of trees and that wonderful scent of pine!

    Have fun!

    1. Laurel – yes to all of the above – trees, and water, and great woodsy smells! Its a pretty spoiled version of a cabin though – I have laundry, a full kitchen, tv, running water…. but its still referred to as “the cabin! 😀

  4. This post brought back memories of when I was young. We lived in the city but had a cabin on a lake that we went to on weekends and also stayed there a few weeks in the summer. When I was around 13 my parents built on to it and we moved there permanently. Going from the city to a town that wasn’t even really a town, it was a “village” might have been a shock to my system, but because it was on the lake, I loved it. We spent the summers jumping off our dock, fishing and boating. In the winter when the lake froze, we could ice skate. I loved living there.

    I hope you enjoy every minute of your weekend!

    1. Patty great question sand yes there is! I have some really fun cups there with Moose in them! I will try to get a pic for the morning meandering 🙂

  5. Hi Sheila, I read one of your tweets (I am a follower on twitter =) ) that you weren’t able to make the trip. Sorry to hear that. However if you did make it there, have fun!!

  6. Have never seen that movie. Am not a great fan of the locker room style humor these guys usually do. Although this one does seem like one I’d enjoy if I were in the right mood.
    I am working the posts backwards again. Now I am really sorry you had to cancel. What a shame you have not been to the cabin in such a long time. It sounds like a perfect place to get away. Our family had a camp on a lake when I was in school and we loved it. We were there every minute we could. It was only about 1 hour from our house, so it wasn’t a big production to go there. My husband and I had a “house on the Boondocks” once that was about an hours away. It was a nice place to go and relax, but it was a house in a small hamlet, not a camp. We found ourselves doing regular household chores when we went up. Not much of a break if you are doing repairs and housework. My husband and son are talking about finding a cabin in the woods, but I don’t know. I’d just like to finish this house and get to relax on the porch and enjoy it. If it were hours away and we went for a long trip, it might make sense. However I do remember how nice it was to have our camp near enough to just go up for the day.

    1. John Candy isn’t so bad Pat but the other guy (cant think of his name right now) is a bit fowl mouthed – it isn’t too bad in this movie.

      Its about a 3 1/2 hour drive for us. If Al drives I read, if I drive we listen to audio – it really is a win win 🙂

      I wish it was closer, I would be there all the time.

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