We spent a relaxing long weekend at our Hideaway enjoying peaceful tranquility mostly away from work, housecleaning, cooking, and the internet. Charlie did cut the grass and continue to build the rail fence, but we definitely got some down time.
Friday Night Picnic
When we arrived on Friday night and before Charlie cut the grass, I was able to gather a little bouquet of wildflowers for our dinner table.
Just as the sun was setting, we set up in a sunny spot in the grass.
I had previously prepared a taco salad that travels very well. Watch for the recipe for that coming soon. Having food prepared ahead of time certainly contributes to a relaxing long weekend.
Campfire in the Woods
After dinner, we retreated to a cozy campfire at our bunkie in the woods.
On Saturday, Charlie got to go swimming in his favourite swimming spot. The water in Georgian Bay is deep and usually very cold and clear. Fortunately, it’s wasn’t particularly cold this weekend. We’re having a hot summer!
We went for an evening walk to the lakes that meet at the road near our Hideaway .
This will be a perfect place to kayak!
On Sunday evening we had a campfire with four children and five adults retreating to our 21-foot trailer and under the awning when it rained!
In between other activities, Charlie worked on the rail fence he’s building along our property line.
It may not look as if he’s made much progress from the previous photos, but it’s a long fence. He’s actually reached the back corner of the property with it now. This nice little square arrangement at the corner makes a perfect place for us to sit with morning coffees and look out over a ravine!
Now we need to figure out something to mark the corner of our property that is more attractive than the rusty stake. It’s not actually the legal marker, but it shows where the legal marker is in the ground right next to it.
I redrew the footprint of our future house. That’s a measuring tape on the ground.
Here’s a bird’s-eye view, or a Charlie-climbed-too-high-in-a-tree! view of the cleared part of our property. And, no, I did not know he was doing this until I saw the pictures later! That guy needs a drone!
Fortunately, he made it back down safely, and we did indeed have a lovely, relaxing long weekend!