Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Land of Sky Blue Waters

One day last week I went up to the resort that my parents used to own. It is only about a mile away. It was a very nice day and the water was beautiful. Tammy one of the owners and I walked and chatted..she is a hoot...and a hard worker..you have to be one of those if you are in the resort business.
I took some photos from the top of the hill, ah the memories this brought back. Carrying cleaning buckets, or having my arms full of clean linens and stumbling over tree roots. The time I saw the snake..I know exactly where it was..and it might still be there..but that was thirty years ago. I remember how the cabins looked back in 1975, I spent that entire summer there managing it for my parents..and I was pregnant. Trica ( she was three) and I stayed in the office cabin where there was only cold running water and no indoor bathroom..but a very usable outhouse. I remember some of the people I met that summer. and how I still enjoy visiting with them when they come up for their vacations. Yes, some people still come..you see they came as children with their parents and the really lucky ones came with their grandparents..they made memories..on a small fishing lake in Minnesota. Fish caught and fish fried, picnics, lazy days spent on the docks and splashing in the water, no phones, no televisions..a real relaxing family vacation. Perhaps that long forgotten thing called communication even flourished:)

15 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful lake. It looks so peaceful. Times have really changed - cell phones, laptops & wifi. The isolation of a spot like that is nectar for the soul! It might take a few days to slow down when you first get there, but after that you can become a new person.

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  2. Looks like a beautiful place. Even though it was a lot of work, I imagine those days and memories are very special. In my opinion it seems perfect. I can't picture a more ideal spot to get away from everything and be close to nature.

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  3. What a pretty place. Wonderful that you still get to visit and re-live the memories. North Georgia has many resorts like that which our family visited when I was young. Of course, without the beautiful clear lake. Those were good, simple times for sure. Hope you have a good evening.

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  4. Lovely pictures of a beautiful place. Are you remembering the Hamm's Beer commercial with the cute cartoon characters from long, long ago?

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  5. Beautiful pictures! I love to hear about your memories, such great ones!

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  6. I'd like to stay there.
    Except I want hot water and a toilet.

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  7. The pictures are beautiful! Wish you were still in the resort business???

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  8. Breathtaking photos, girl. Isn't it fun to reminisce? This Ozarks farm chick dug through a trunk full of old family and childhood pics to find a baby pic of myself for my birthday post taking me waaayyyyy back!

    You have the most beautifully blessed day and enjoy the view!!!

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  9. What a beautiful place!! Excellent photos, Connie! :)

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  10. The lazy days of late summer, early fall. I believe that these places couldn't have changed much since your thirty year absence, have they? Good story.

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  11. Mmmmm. I just yearn for that. To have that kind of history, the opportunity to make those kinds of memories-- Sounds wonderful.

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous! This kind of holiday in cottages with communication and family time still flourishes over here in summertime Sweden.

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  13. A gorgeous place, sounds like it is full of wonderful memories.

    Jen

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  14. I like this. Great memories, great service you and the new folks provide.
    We sort of do the same get away in our trailer up to remote places. And when I was a kid that is what my family did, took a travel trailer vacation to a beautiful spot or spots.

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  15. Heaven!
    I am blessed to live on a lake like this in the U.P. of Michigan. There is a peacefulness that cannot be described. And the water and lake can look different every day, because it reflects the sky and wind....

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