We disappeared for the weekend, escaped to my parents’ cottage in northern Wisconsin.
It’s always a wonderful sight to take in the lovely flowers and landscaping my mom has planted surrounding the house.
It feels like you’re on the ocean, minus the warm salt water and palm trees.
The area is full of harbors featuring water sports, and lots of quiet little towns offering shopping, arts and culture, and restaurants. We have our favorite places we visit every time we are in the area. I love stopping in at Quilters Quest, which has a great selection, including holiday prints, batiks, Kaffe, and nautical fabrics. I also love spending time in Red Sock Yarns, where I usually spend at least an hour contemplating what I should make. I couldn’t resist buying some yarn to make a couple simple scarves, two sets of fabric to make winter table runners, and yarn to make a big floppy hat!
We were lucky to wind down the day in front of a campfire. We roasted those new giant marshmallows, which were quite messy and especially yummy squished in between graham crackers and a chocolate bar!
It was our third family weekend in a row, this time with my parents, my brother and his daughter, and my sister’s family.
I always love a getaway to the lake cottage, but it does feel good to be home again.