I had such an awesome time at my girls getaway last weekend.
The cabin we stayed in is about 3 1/2 hours north of the Twin Cities and it was fun to watch the fall colors growing in intensity as we drove north. We have some trees starting to change color here, but they are much further along up north.
We had gorgeous weather, so we spent quite a bit of time on the water just enjoying the scenery.
Although I’ll admit, we froze our butts off on our sunset cruise even though we were bundled up and had brought some blankets along.
I had to borrow that selfie from Katie because I neglected to take any photos with the actual people in them. There were 8 of us (front: Katie, Krissy, Vonda & me, rear: Lindsey, Mariem & Nancy).
Here’s my bff and me trying to huddle together for warmth …
That photo also borrowed from Katie.
I always enjoy scoping out the various cabins along the shore. There was a total mix of styles ranging from super expensive (and huge) newer cabins to original vintage ones.
I’m sure it’s no surprise to you guys that I love the vintage ones best. The old cabins tend to be closer to the water too. Newer restrictions require buildings to be further away from the shore.
It is nice to have modern amenities like electricity and plumbing though, so as much as I admire the looks of those vintage places, it’s definitely nice not to have to use an outhouse.
For the record, my first visit to the cabin we stayed in was back in the mid-70’s and it did just have an outhouse back then!
My bff called this next spot the ‘million dollar island’ because it recently sold for just under a million dollars.
Although technically an island, there is a bridge so that you can drive to it. And apparently the entire island is owned by one person. I’m not sure if there is a cabin somewhere in there, but I assume there must be. Wouldn’t you love to enjoy your morning coffee while sitting in those blue Adirondack chairs?
This little getaway up north was the perfect way to usher in the fall season.
And speaking of saying hello to fall, I ended up realizing I had six ‘hello fall’ book page banners to give away instead of four. I drew six names at random and sent emails to the winners on Monday. The winners are Holly, Wendy, Linda, Joyce, Sandy and Gay.
So, congrats to them, hello to fall, and be sure to stay tuned because I have an actual furniture makeover to share with you guys on Friday. See you then!
14 thoughts on “hello fall.”
Boy it was a great weekend. We might need to make it an annual event. Thank you so much for coming up north with me and being my BFF!
Yep, we definitely should do it again next year!
The fall colors are so pretty. Looks like it was fun.
Fall is always such a gorgeous time of year!
Looks like a lot of fun! Nice to get out and enjoy life! 🍁
This looks like the kind of girls getaway I would love!! Glad you got to do it! 🙂
Beautiful fall photos! We all need that mental break to get into nature right now. Which lake is this?
It’s Deer Lake, just north of Grand Rapids (I think there are a few Deer Lakes around).
I’m sure there are plenty of Deer Lakes! Just gorgeous and lucky to go during peak.
I love the changing of the seasons. Each gives us something to look forward to. Love the photos of you with your pals. The lake and surrounding area is beautiful. Look forward to Friday’s furniture post.
And each season feels like a fresh start. It’s nice to get 4 fresh starts per year 😉
Looks so beautiful there! Our trees are just starting to changer here in NW Indiana – with this weird year, who knows what will happen!
Linda, I am thrilled that you were able to attend the girls weekend. Many memories have been made at that little old cabin. Our girls grew up there as well as our grand kids. I remember it was always a retreat for us, our happy place. Vonda was almost 5 when we purchased that little spot many years ago.