Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Summer Vacation

We're hitting the open road to take in some fresh mountain air for the 4th of July! We're heading to Cascade, Idaho to spend a long weekend with family and friends. We're going to be staying at my family's place, and while, it's not fancy by any stretch of the imagination, it's perfect to me. I have lots of happy memories of us staying there as kids, riding our bikes into town to buy ice cream, climbing on the rocks along the lake (which in hindsight may not have been the safest activity, but hey, we were young), and family visits. Then as I got older, more great memories of fun girls weekend get-a-ways with margaritas, gin and tonics, and relaxing. And in one case, a very fun game of mini golf in the front yard while we were all still in our p.j.'s. You had to be there.

I don't have a picture of our place along the lake, I'll have many to share when I get back. But for now, as we in Seattle deal with a lot of heat right now, I'll leave you with shot my dad sent this past winter. They had record snow in the area and he had to park on the street and snow shoe into our place to shovel all of the snow off of the deck and roof. He did that a couple of times.

(Yes, that is snow up to the roof in some places!)

5 comments:

Heather said...

Wow! That's a lot of snow. I hope you have a really wonderful, relaxing visit. I sure wish we had a simple cabin up there to visit. We'd be there an awful lot...but I wouldn't want to be there shoveling that mess...so I guess borrowed time has it's advantages.

Enjoy!

Sara K. said...

OH HOW MUCH FUN WAS THAT GAME OF GOLF!?!?!?! Ah Cascade!!! I would say relax and enjoy...but I know that that commentary is unnecessary because that is what Cascade is all about! -S

Anonymous said...

That was definitely the most memorable game of mini golf I've ever played. You wouldn't know it by the casually dressed players, but there were some tough competitors that day!

Shannon said...

oops. I didn't mean to be anonymous. That last comment was me.

IdahoGirls said...

Have a great 4th of July Megs!