Summers ending, and we did not have a vacation or plan one for Fall... all our energy, money and time off was spent moving. Well most years there is no vacation. But I am remembering my favorite place in the world, and hoping that maybe next year SLI and I can go. Here it is:
How I love that place. Its a perfect vacation, to me. I vacationed there with family growing up, and I worked there one summer, and its etched on my heart forever. It's "what is a beautiful place", to me. All of this place. Besides the feast for the eyes that you see, there is kayaking on Mill Stream, hiking up Fall Stream - you can walk the rocks most of the way, too, and many places (most?) along it are paradise-beautiful. And then there is everything about the lake. How will it look on this day or this hour - it always changes, and surprises. My adventurous friend and I slept on the Island beach one night, in our tents, had a campfire, and then up early - to a sea of dense white fog, impossible to see. We had to blindingly canoe back, guessing the direction, quickly, so I could work breakfast. We did pretty well. There was water-skiing and sailing that summer, too. Lots of working hours, so we savored bits of free time. I remember we were all tired after cleaning up dinner every night, and we would sit on the porch and swing, the mixed crew that we were. Also laying out at night on the lawn to see more stars than you can see in any city. And nights when the moon was so bright it was like day hours. And the view from the bathroom in the morning (which overlooked the lake, as our staff bedrooms were in the rear) - it made getting up so early something to look forward to.
I was last there in 2010, after some time away, for a lovely couple of days an nights with a single Mom friend and her boys and mine. While I was there I did a fungus etching, and contributed it to the sitting room collection, especially to leave a piece of myself behind, in that place I love. So it was nice to see it on this page. I hope its still there at the Inn! If you want to see it, scroll all the way down, 2nd row from the bottom, on left. The only of a fungus! Maybe this direct link will work. [I started with those two light rocks, because my fungus had two bumps, and it seemed they should be rocks, then I formed the rest of the composition around it. The finished piece really looked like the Piseco I love, and I was pleased with it.
I would like to see other people's favorite, most-loved places.