Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Retreat Reminder

I was talking to a friend this morning about cabins. He has one. We don't.

I would love to have a cabin. A private retreat on a small warm lake that I can swim across. Complete with fire pit, treehouse, rowboat, tall cedars, swing set, bicycles, and neighbours to hang out with. Candlelight Scrabble. Kick the can in the dark. Moonlight skinny-dipping.

The problem is that we like to travel alot, and we kinda like to explore new places each time.

The other problem is that we don't really like to look after our house. The Joneses we are not. So we assume that looking after two houses (well, one house and one cabin) would just be twice as painful.

This morning my friend told us how he was up at his cabin a few weeks ago and spent 7 hours one day mowing and working on his lawn. Repeat: 7 hours.

Then he told us how recreational property in B.C. has gone up in value so much that the property taxes on his cabin now cost more than his house.

Then he told us how his wife wants to travel the world, but they feel obligated to visit "Camp Huxtable" as they call it. Granted, they do love it there.

It is nice to be reminded every once in a while of why you believe what you believe.

And I believe we will continue to enjoy our tent, rented cottages, back deck, hotel rooms, and "Camp Mom and Dad." All perfect cabins for us.

Free free to invite us to yours. We will bring the Scrabble.

p.s. Andrea & John - we still linger over thoughts of last summer at your cabin. Bliss!


Mika Ryan said...

I have a friend who owns a boat, she says that if you like standing in a cold shower, eating a tuna fish sandwich, while throwing money down the drain than you should also buy one.

Perhaps there is a similiar saying for cabins?

Anonymous said...

We just rented a cottage in Canon Beach, Oregon and it was fabulous! It even came with a bookshelf full of games and beach toys! The best part was that we didn't have to clean up after ourselves at the end of the week. Now that's a vacation.... I have friend who is doing home exchanges. She loves it and it costs next to nothing! She has even been able to bring her dog along. I personally prefer to get all different types of sand stuck in between my toes.

andy said...

you guys are welcome back any time. We actually just found another cottage for sale in the same bay and are thinking about buying it with some friends - you guys want in? hahahahahaha.