Wow, another summer appears to have moseyed on by, and I never even got the tent out once! But we did just get home from the annual family reunion, where we were once again shocked and amazed by the growth of the nieces. What are they putting in the water??!!
Seems like only yesterday they were so little, and now the youngest hit the double digits…..yep the mighty 10! Such a great age. And the next birthday for the oldest is 12, in 2 weeks, although we celebrated early since we were all together. They are both still young enough to be impressed and not cynical, happy with books and engaging gifts, not demanding or expecting ridiculous presents…plus they are just nice young ladies.
I give big props to their parents. They are teaching them the reality of life–kindness and consideration are much more valuable than things, and far more positively received by the rest of us! Just wish we’d had more time to spend together, which is always how it feels when we get home. That, and maybe getting all the laundry done while we were there and before we left would be cool too….!
The lodge was as fabulous as always–how can you not have a great time in a fishing lodge on the Historical Register that is over 101 years old?
5 minutes after we drove up, I walked out to the end of the dock and sat there with my dog, listening to the ducks quietly gossiping, while the fish jumped and splashed. The stars at night were simply sublime—I truly enjoyed gazing at a deep velvet sky dripping with tiny diamonds of light, and the quiet humbling that comes with finding my place within that vastness….
…until the ginormous clouds of hungry evil bastard mosquitoes found me and sent me rocketing into the lodge double time.
That was the lake’s way of telling me it was time for a cold beer and family catch up. Hope your Labor Day was amazing too!