I took off with Jen on Wednesday night. She had no one to accompany her, so I went along “You can take photos all day long Mom.” I had a blast taking photos and reading my camera book. I think I understand a little more than before!
Jen and I had a huge cottage all to ourselves and each of us had our own bathroom. Typical north county flair…knotty pine. Jen said “It smells like a cabin all right!” We had a great view of the lake from our cottage.
The next morning the sun was just coming up as we walked to breakfast.
Sunrise at Bay Lake
The place we were at is huge, it is a conference center.
This is where we ate breakfast and lunch. You can see the reflection of the lake in the windows. We had a lake view during both meals. The food was wonderful!
All over the property are paved pathways…some kids were using skateboards and small scooters…I was glad to see that most of them wore helmets. There are two pools, tennis courts, a golf course, shuffleboard, a marina and several different specialty shops.
Geraniums, the pool and the lake.
I walked around taking photos and then I would sit awhile watching people and the lake enjoying the 68F sunny weather! In October perfect days are precious.
There were chairs and benches all over.
Their fall colors are just past peak…being south of us they have more leaves than we do at this time of year.
I realize that a big place would have lots of employees. One man just drove around a golf cart and picked up sticks, another had a leaf blower and he just cleared pathways…several others were on mulching lawnmowers…one even had a rake, one was cutting back perennials one by one. One man in a golf cart with a wagon carted around and collected used sheets another delivered fresh sheets. It seemed inefficient to me…but their grounds were well kept, and the cottages were reasonably clean. I guess I am a clean freak. I always notice cobwebs and areas that might have been overlooked by in a hurry housekeepers.
I am back home, Far Guy and Chance did just fine without me for 24 hours and five minutes. They were both happy to see me again!