Dave stoking the fire. It was warm and cozy in the cabin and cool and rainy outside.
Our room...we never tire of the amazing woodwork and Pat has decorated it to be so inviting.
View of the family room and entrance to the kitchen.
Dave enjoying a moment of relaxation before we head into Yosemite.
Taking a picture of ourselves in the rain...you can tell we are water deprived Californians!
This is a center foyer leading into the dining room, living room and upstairs guest rooms. While we were there, we joined up with part of a tour that was already going. The guide told how the owners wanted the guests to feel at home when they came, so the room where the big fireplace is, was built to be a living room of sorts....just a really big one...like bigger than our whole house!!!
The cheese for the hor d'oeuvres...specially blended goat cheese - our first time to try - very yummy!!!
Is he amazing or what!? We couldn't believe it...Pat said we would probably see the buck, but I didn't get my hopes up, because like I said, we never seem to look out at the right time. But not this time....I was walking into the bedroom and just happened to look out the window and there he was. Dave was resting on the couch so he slowly crept over so as not to spook him. He fed for a little while and then I think he heard us. You should have seen me creeping into the kitchen to quietly get the camera out to take his picture. I never even raised up the camera. He was so alert and noticed every move we made. I just held it out from me enough to zoom in on him and shot the picture. Not a couple of minutes after this he took off, but what a site. O.k. I know I'm really excited...probably that vet/ranger thing.... but it really is something to see them up close.
That was our weekend. It was great to get away. Even when your kids are grown and pretty much able to take care of themselves, we found that time away with each other is still important. We get time alone at home quite a lot now, but it's not the same as leaving your every day worries and escaping to a different environment for a while.
We did do one last thing. When we got back into town, we went to see Fireproof - the new movie out with Kirk Cameron. It was great! If you haven't seen it, it's worth it. It's all about marriage and commitment....turned out to be a nice way to end a great weekend.