Thursday, September 9, 2010

Into the Wild

I am not accustomed to giving travelogues on my blog but I had such a fantastic labor day weekend that I had to share.  With one chick that has already flown the coup, every time I can get my whole family together is a joy.  The older they get the harder it will be to have these weekends.  Pulling my husband out of work mode is not always easy either.  But we did it. We stole away to the mountains.  To 72 degree weather and even cooler nights.

The kids could just hang around

The teenagers could drive themselves crazy

We could share our burning love for one another

Man/Boy celebrated his 17th birthday with a swan dive

And I now have PROOF that the hubby can make friends ANYWHERE!

The most interesting, strange, morbid, creepy aspect of the weekend was within the very walls of the cabin we rented.  The owner, who we do not know, apparently loves to hunt and has a very close relationship with his taxidermist. 

Mr. Fox watched over us while we ate.

There was Bambi...


...and his extended family.

 Mr. Armadillo kept guard at the window


The Turkey Triplets were indeed stuffed, but not for Thanksgiving. 

The best was saved for the master bedroom of course...
Meet Muskrat Suzy with hoofed arrow shoved through her throat.
(I guess it was in supposed to inspire "Muskrat Love")  

And we had our bedside reading light to comfort us.  

Despite the house of horrors, it was a perfect weekend because...
...I had all my ducks in a row.  (with one very unhappy duck on the end)

Linda


18 comments:

Amy R. Nelson said...

What a clever traveloge! Looks like a great weekend!

Kristina P. said...

That would be my husband's dream house.

blueviolet said...

Ewwwww...those animals are awful!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

That sounds so splendid (and a tad bit morbid...:)

foxy said...

Poor little duckling on the end! :(

All those dead things give me the creepers! Glad ya'll had a good time though. It looks like a beautiful place.

The Martos Fudge said...

Oh... I love family weekends. What an awful taste for decorating that person had. My husband has the had of his first catch. And I told him he proudly display it, inside of a box on the top shelve of the attic. Glad you had fun. It totally deserved a blog post.

Saimi said...

Glad you decided to share! Not to mention what a lucky duck you were to have your whole family together!!

Great pictures!!

shortmama said...

Looks like a fun time!

Lourie said...

Oh my gosh those animals....especially the ones in the bedroom. I would have nightmares!

Garden of Egan said...

Those are some seriously cute gooslings!!!!!

Looks like fun except that picture with one of your offspring on the edge of a very high cliff........I'm having a panic attack looking at it!

T said...

that armadillo is just freakin' me out... is that why the littlest duck was frowning? if so, I don't blame him at all :)

Cheeseboy said...

What a great time! The fox and the insane heights are freaking me out though. It could be that I just waxed my arm and I am not thinking straight.

Krista said...

The sad little duckies always make the photos more fun...one day! I was usually the angry duck in our childhood photos because my brother wanted his stupid stuffed animal in the picture with us. It could be a stuffed animal thing.

Krista said...

I need Alice in Wonderland. Are they carrying that one in your area? I think they quit carrying that one around here. I can get you Gretel if you need me to. Let me know ASAP!

Blasé said...

Bambi scares me...

Peggy K said...

My fave is the last pic, of course. Not sure I could stay in the cabin with all those creatures!

Pearl said...

Argh! The skull reading light! That is hilarious!

What a lovely family you have. :-)

Pearl

Cherie said...

What cute kiddo's! You have a beautiful family.
And it IS harder and harder to get them together when they start getting older, but it is so worth it for that family time.
We did the same over Labor Day and it was glorious to just "Be" with our family - Although we didn't have the cool stuffed animals staring us down - How Crazy - hee hee!

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