Monday, November 7, 2011

Twin Springs

One of my most favorite places to go when I was a child was Twin Springs. That is the name of the hunting cabin that my grandpa has been a member of for as long as I can remember. It is very primitive. There is no running water or electricity. Lights, oven, and fridge are all run on gas. And there is a fireplace and a woodstove. While I was in Pennsylvania visiting family and friends, I took my kids up there for their first visit. Needless to say, they loved it.....even though it was freezing cold! We had to use the woodstove every single day and night of the weekend. But it was beautiful!
Here is the cabin

Beautiful stone chimney

The "shanty". The highlight of the girls time. I wasn't sure how this would go over, but they never minded. And usually picked the most inconvenient times to go out there.

Oh fall, how I love you!

Auntie Lys with Landon, who wasn't cooperating!

Here we go!

The girls!

Gotta love the faces!

Happy boy!

Some more beautiful trees

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Living in Arizona, if you blink, you might miss it! So going back to PA during the fall is one of my favorite things to do. And being up in the mountains has always brought me a measure of peace and quiet to my soul. Now on this trip, I must admit, I didn't feel as relaxed as I would normally. I had a cold that ended up lasting for over two weeks, and wasn't feeling the greatest, but it was still a good time. Not too mention the snoring, heavy breathing, toddler waking up in the middle of the night, and kids falling out of bed!
And here are some more gifts...between home and Pennsylvania....
221. road trips
222. fall in the East
223. leaves changing colors
224. coming home to him
225. the daily routine
226. harvest smells in the air
227. potato soup in the crockpot
228. going to bed early
229. uploading photos of our trip
230. leaves falling
231. kids playing in the leaves
232. seeing old friends
233. realizing distance cannot change friends of the "heart"
234. Turkey Hill iced tea
235. apple cider
236. Jimmy Mack's chocolate ice cream
237. home always feels the same
238. crackle of the fire
239. time with brother and sisters
240. my parents

Linking up over with Ann Voskamp at A Holy Experience...." target="_blank">" >

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