April 10, 2013

Spring Break Recap

Good Morning Everyone!

The girls and I made it home safely from the cabin late Sunday night.  Since then I've been digging myself out of piles of laundry and attempting to get back into the swing of things.  It's amazing how just a short break makes getting back to a schedule so challenging.  

I don't know about you, but when I'm away from the home I always seem to dream up great idea's for my house.  By the time I get home I'm all geared up to start a new project and can barely wait.  Oh sure, I've been a good mommy.  I've cleaned, washed, unpacked, organized.  But I have to say it's so frustrating to know I've been home TWO WHOLE DAYS and have yet to start a project.  I'm pretty sure I won't be getting anything accomplished today either.  I'm excited to see what all my favorite blogs friends have been up to while I was away.  So I'll be catching up reading blogs today, tomorrow I'll most likely be moaning about my lack productivity again but what's a girl to do?

Enough chit-chat, lets get back to the Spring Break details!

The area of Wisconsin where the cabin is still had quite a lot of snow on the ground which made getting to the cabin a little tricky.  Maybe I've told you this before, but in case I haven't the cabin is completely off the grid.  No running water, no electricity and no car access.  Instead, we pack everything onto ATV's and ride into the woods a mile and a half to the cabin.  I swear I feel like the Beverly Hillbillies every time we ride to the cabin with our ATV's packed to the gills.  It's funny looking and fun at the same time.

The cabin itself is situated in the middle of a beautiful forest on I think ten acres of land.  The best part come summer is that the cabin is a three minute walk away from the river where we spend hours splashing around and fishing every weekend we get the chance.

There was no splashing around in the river this time though!  If the crisp, chilly air didn't keep us out the chunks of ice drifting by sure did!  The first day we had a wonderful sunny spring day to enjoy.  The other days weren't quite so sunny, more rainy and snowy.

The less than perfect weather didn't dampen our fun in the least.  We kept ourselves busy outside by riding, taking walks in the woods, and chatting by the campfire.  When we were in need of a break from the cold, we enjoyed lively games of Uno next to the wood stove inside the cabin.  Oh, and sometimes we had naps.  There is just nothing better than a nap at the cabin let me tell you - - cabin. naps. are.the.best.naps.

The first day of riding was a real workout for me.  Many of our ATV trails hadn't been rode on in months and most were snow covered but nothing the ATV's couldn't handle.  Parts of the trails were drifted over rather high and we would get stuck in the snow.  Hence, the workout; in the form of pushing, pulling and digging.   

A new experience for us was making maple syrup.  My parents tapped five maple trees the weekend before we arrived.  By the time we drove our ATV's out to gather the sap we had plenty of it to get started.  Sitting by the fire for hours, feeding the campfire new wood and watching the sap boil was rather a nice experience.  I know I enjoyed it as did the kids.  I think they enjoyed the sampling the most though!  Who can blame them, maple syrup is so yummy.

So there you have it, our Spring Break in the Big Woods.

Sorry for the rambling post, it seems maybe all that campfire sitting has made me a wee bit more chatty than normal!  LOL.

Enjoy your day,



  1. Welcome home. It looks like you had a wonderful holiday! Don't worry about the laundry. Maybe you should make "napping" a daily home event, too!

  2. That sounds like such a fun time. I didn't realize it was so far out in the woods. You're like Grizzly Adams. Without the beard.

  3. Sounds like a wonderful getaway...how fun to make maple syrup!

  4. Your cabin sounds dreamy! Making maple syrup...so cool! and yummy!


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