Feb 14, 2009

Cabin fever

Is this not the cutest little cabin you've ever seen?! Last year some girlfriends and I rented a cabin in Shenandoah and it was similar but bigger. Ours is small and perfect for the three of us. The heater is surprisingly warm and the kitchen is well equipped! I'll spare you the bathroom plunging story... just know that because men are dirty, messy manfolk, I ended up using Dawn dish detergent to scrub the floors after an unfortunate plunging incident that left puddles on the floor. If anyone needs a laugh let me know and I'll save that story for a rainy day! ;)
We got in trouble at this park... apparently you're supposed to have a "dog walking permit" to take your dog on the trail. It's $50/year! Silly. The warden stopped us and asked for our permit. I acted like I thought it was a rabies vaccination certificate and said we had it (I did, it was in my Nola-dog-pack in the car) but he informed us otherwise (duh). He even flashed his badge as if we needed to know he was truly the lake warden. It was funny. He was nice enough to allow us to finish our walk but was clear it was "only for today." It was a beautiful lake... the houses were gorgeous! We liked almost all of them.

Since it rained this morning we're saving our longer day hike for tomorrow. We spent today at a few shops around town. We drove out to some outdoor shops then hit up some dog stores for Nola. She ended up with a few treats that are impossible to find back home, and a few that are find-able at home but are more than twice the price. Needless to say, we stocked up. But I blame D for that since he started the trend with antlers (plural).



Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

That is the CUTEST cabin ever! Enjoy your day, it looks beautiful.

Kimberly said...

Oh, how adorable! I just love your little getaway. Looks very relaxing. I hope you have a great time and don't burn down the cabin overloading those circuits with your lap tops - ha, ha! Cheers, Kimberly

Jenn Peacock said...

That looks so wonderful! I would say that it is the cutest little cabin ever! I am jealous!

Domestic Goddess said...

A dog walking permit, seriously?!?!? That is just nuts. I can see a leash law or something along those lines but you have to pay to exercise your dog...CRAZY!!!

The getaway looks incredible, I hope you have a great time!

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