Monday, October 10, 2011

The Cabin

The past couple days I have spent in the wilderness. Not roughing it per se, but when you have to drive down a 5 mile dirt road to the amazing cabin you will be staying in, its roughing it in my book. My aunt and uncle invited us to their cabins in the Klamath National Forest in California. It was a 10 hour drive from our house, but cheaper then flying and renting a car. We arrived Friday morning after making a pit stop to sleep in Oregon. There were some people that slept in tents, some in motor homes and 11 of us the crammed into this small cabin, it was cozy.  I am not complaining though as I shared a bed with my daughter, while others slept on the floor in front of the wood stove.

Adorable sign on our cabin, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, wood stove heat and a loft.

The little cabin

Shirts that were made for the event
On thing for sure with so many people there was no shortage of food. My aunt even had a candy bar that was on the deck ready for snacking all weekend long! On top of that for the big dinner the roasted a pig and a deer. We called it a dig...since  they marinated the deer meat and wrapped in in bacon and then placed it in the pig to cook over night.  The food was delicious and the desserts were even better. But best of all was the friends and family we spent our time with.
candy - yum

I asked my dad to take  a photo and he got all artys

view of part of their property, the have 150+ acers
 On Saturday we took a drive up to the Fire look out tower, however the gate was closed and we had to walk about 45 minutes up hill to the tower, we timed the walk back down and it took as 30 the walk up could have taken longer since we had 2 - 4 year olds, a 6 year old and a 12 year old with us. They were troopers though and made it all the way up with a little motivation. I had a hard time breathing, but pushed through. I could defiently tell the elevation difference.

View from the top, worth the walk
Overall we had a great weekend. I am ready to test out my ankle today with a short 2 mile run that is on my plan. Crossing my fingers that it will hold up. I was on my feet a lot this weekend, but I really tried to take it easy overall.


  1. The roasted "dig" sound amaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing.

  2. How fun! It's so beautiful up there. I love the candy bar idea... have to steal that.

  3. Sounds ideal - rest and relaxing PLUS candy - mmmmm!

  4. looks a little like my mom is with you....where ever we go she always brings a boat load of candy...she says she wants the grand kids to enjoy the weekend...sad thing is the candy usually only lasts the first night b/c they CHOW it down.

  5. what an incredible weekend!!!!!! and that candy. YUM!

  6. How beautiful! A candy bar is a great idea for family gatherings.

    Gorgeous view!

  7. This sounds like the coolest trip! That cabin is freaking adorable!!