We Survived Our Trip
Well, we survived our trip.
If I had been told I would do what I did on this trip, I would have laughed out loud at you and said you were crazy!
Drive 1,438 miles in one week with all my boys and husband? Nuts!
Not shower for four days straight? Crazy!
Use an outhouse regularly? Insane!
Go back into said outhouse when I had found a snake in there? Not a chance!
Not faint when a bat flew literally in front of my face? Impossible!
And yet, I did.
And we all still seem quite sane. Sorta.
My husband said, “I bet you have five posts to write from this trip!”
My response? ”No honey, I have a BOOK.”
I think I might.
But you all don’t need a book right now, you just need the highlights so I’ll try to give you just those. (Oh, it will be difficult on me!)
We drove some six hours to arrive at my husband’s dad’s cabin. You can see the drive in by clicking here if you care to watch a nearly four minute video of nothing but two track and less than two track.
To properly envision where we were staying, here is a video of the cabin.
There was no running water, no electricity, and calling it rustic makes it sound cute and quaint and it’s not that.
The reason why the cabin is dear is because my husband built this place with his Dad when he was a young boy and his Dad died from lung cancer/cancer-all-over when I was pregnant for S4. This place is nostalgic for him and he tells us all numerous stories whenever we go.
We haven’t been here since S3 was an itty bitty toddler…it’s been awhile.
My first reaction to the cabin when I arrived was shock. A girls idea of clean is a wee bit different than a boys idea of clean and my boys idea of awesome was this cabin and the joy of knowing there was no way they could get clean here, at all.
By the time we left, seven days later, I was itchy to be clean and the suburban window had to be cracked open all the way home so fresh air could circulate, but we were all sad to leave. We were all happy there, together, with no one around us and it just being us.
As I sniffled to my husband Sunday night, after we had been home for 24 hours and I was all “it’s too noisy here!” and feeling a mix of claustrophobia because I felt stifled by all the people around me and yet hugging Alicia when I saw her because I felt I had been gone for months…I sniffled to Jake, “I liked us up there.”
So over the next few days, I’ll attempt to give you the highlights. You can look forward to hearing about the snake, the bat, the beaver, the mine, the beach, the beauty, the rendezvous, suburban survival, the history, the fun.
Oh yah, it was a jam packed seven days.