Sunday, October 26, 2008

Our Anniversary

Well, many of you may remember the post I wrote about our anniversary weekend last year (click here and here for those posts-there were 2 of them). I really didn't think we could afford the trip this year with the recession and all. In fact, I KNEW we couldn't. Hubby asked about it, and I told him how much it was and that there just was no way. AND that was okay, because not every anniversary can be stellar, right? I'm just fine with a candle-lit dinner at home. WELL, dh(dear hubby) went behind my back and sold some stock we had (that was about to drop anyway) and made just enough to surprise me with the weekend to the cabin in the woods. We SO love it there. It's peaceful and lovely and simply a haven. It was just what we needed, an escape from the stress of the faltering economy and the pressures of everyday life. We are simple people, and we love nature. To be out and surrounded by it, like you've left the world behind, is simply divine. It's really not an expensive trip as there is a kitchen in each cabin and they stock with fresh farm eggs and all the major condiments, bottled water, chips, and a box of chocolates to boot. We simply pack what food we need from our own kitchen and take it with us. It's about a couple sacks full and some items in the ice chest (they have all the dishes, pots, pans, utensils, you name all appliances including mini fridge/freezer). I could go there every year and be happy.
We stayed in a different cabin this year because the one we had last year was booked. It was just as nice and peaceful. If I could go live there, I would! The name of the place is Domestic Tranquility and that says it all. I don't think they could have come up with a better name. The family is one that homeschools and are a big part of Benton County 4-H (they are in the Homespun group). It's just amazing and I cannot recommend it highly enough!!!
So here are some pics....

Pine Wood Log Cabin

(that's Jason at the grill)

The 2 of us.
Well, that's the thing about being alone...there's no one to take pics of the both of you! LOL
I love the 'Happy Anniversary' sign!
The front door from the inside. This cabin had 3 (or 4?) stained glass windows that were absolutely breathtaking!
Door to the bathroom
The bathroom
The jacuzzi. Ahhhh.....LOVED IT!!!
The attention to detail given to these cabins leaves nothing to want for!!! It's so amazing the tender love and care that this family puts into every single minute detail. I admire them greatly.
My pictures can scarce do the place justice. Click on the link to their website where you can see more/better pics and get details about their place. They provide an amazing history for each cabin, how it was built, where the wood, etc., came from....simply wonderful!

Stay tuned for another post with pics of the things we saw and places we went. :0)


Julie said...

How neat. Jon and I have been wanting to do something like that. We never can get away July is hay season and everything else lol one of these days though maybe when Cade gets a little bigger.

Gimped Redneck said...

Way to go you two! Keep those anniversaries coming!

This looks like a really nice place to get away. Will have to check it out.

Thanks for putting up the link.

Mrs Smiley Joe said...

Sounds so nice. Glad you guys had a good and refreshing time!!