Friday, October 21, 2011

Cabin Fever

After a slowdown in September, we jumped back on the busy train in October. Starting with our trip to the mountains. I looked for a pet friendly cabin many times over the past few years, but I could never settle on one that didn’t make you pay a bunch of extra fees for having dogs. Finally, I found this little place in Georgia that I thought was reasonable, and we were off.

We arrived on a Saturday afternoon and stayed for 4 nights. I didn’t want to book us for too long because I wasn’t sure if we’d even like it or how the dogs would behave. But we definitely could have stayed all week. The cabin was at the top of a mountain with a beautiful view, a hot tub and a fireplace. There were neighboring cabins, but since the leaves were still on the trees, you couldn’t even see them from our deck.

I was concerned about keeping us busy. We usually don’t stay in one place for that long when we're on vacation. We tend to settle down in a different location each night. Plus, we usually don’t have the dogs so we can go to restaurants and be on the go all day. But it really was the perfect mix of relaxation and activities. We went to a lake recreation area and state park, saw waterfalls and pumpkin patches, bought fall goodies and Eddie Bauer clothes, enjoyed picnics outdoors and had breakfast and dinner at the cabin.

My goal was to get into the hot tub (with a glass of wine, of course) every night. No matter how tired I was. But being on night shift and switching back to normal for a week catches up with you quickly. So by halftime of the Colts game on Monday night, I conked out and missed my chance. But every other night, by golly, I was enjoying those jets!

We truly did not want to leave, but the time came and we headed home. We spent the rest of the week taking care of projects around the house, running errands, riding motorcycles and just hanging out. Since then, we’ve been to one wedding and have another one this weekend. Halloween is just around the corner and so is Pmo’s birthday. Besides Thanksgiving and Christmas, looks like the end of the year might calm down. Until I fill it up with plans again. Another cabin is in our future for sure. I'm pretty sure we're hooked now.