Sunday, January 25, 2009

What a great weekend!

We're back from a wonderful weekend. I just love it there!
We went to a beautiful home in Traverse City and it didn't dissapoint.
Here are some pictures of the home:

The log cabin:



This is our bedroom- it's the upstairs loft:



This is the basement- complete with pool table:


The kitchen:



This is the wonderful living room with fireplace:



On the way up we ran into some freezing rain. It wasn't too bad on the roads and it made for some beautiful pictures:






As we were driving around Traverse City we took a couple pictures.
Isn't this a nice barn?


It's actually an ice fishing shanty. Here's a picture of the water- so pretty!


We had such a nice time- On Friday we went to a winery and did some wine testing. We've never done this before because we don't drink very often but this was fun.
Here's Mark:


Here we are outside the winery:


We also did something else we have never done before- are you ready for this:
We went for a couples massage! I've never had a massage before and have always wanted to. I didn't want to go by myself so I suggested a couples massage and Mark said yes! It was wonderful! A little bit of heaven on Earth!!

Here's 1 more picture for you. Mark was looking out the huge windows and spotted this one lonely star. Pretty cool!



We both decided we want to try to come back next year. We're thinking having this be a big part of the kids Christmas presents and coming back as a family. There is so much to do there and we think the kids would love it. We showed them pictures and they all want to do it so we'll see....

Now back to reality~



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17 comments:

Nate and Brenda said...

It looks beautiful!!!

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

First off, that was not a star, but me sitting in the tree spying on you two :)

It looks wonderful, a bit like the cabin where Alf and Alicia stayed on their honeymoon in Tennesee.

Wine tasting? We've never done that either as we don't really drink, but it sounds relaxing and fun. We did try some tasting at the orchard with Beto and Linds and it was interesting to say the least.

There is no place like TC and nothing like ice on the trees. I'm glad the trip was fun and the roads safe.

Now...back to real life.

Sandra said...

Oh Cheri, it looks like you had a wonderful time. I love all the photos, really wish I could take a few days in a place like that :)

Diane said...

That looks so great! I think that would be so much fun to do sometime! Great pics!

Jodi said...

The pictures are beautiful. Glad that you and Mark had a wonderful time together!

Mari said...

It is so beautiful! The trees are gorgeous with the ice on them, Glad you had fun. Now e-mail me the info on this place. I want to go too!

Cherdecor said...

The lodge is a beautiful place and so pretty in the ice and snow. Did you have to carry in the logs to put on the fire?

A Stone Gatherer said...

What a great trip! Let me guess you were at the 2 Lads Winery?! Right?! Now don't think bad of me, but Kam and I do the winery's every spring! It is fun! The cabin must have been awesome!

Terri said...

Looks like a great place. Someday Dave and I have to do a get away together. This could be the place to go.

Terri said...

Looks like a great place. Someday Dave and I have to do a get away together. This could be the place to go.

Nancy said...

What!!! wine tasting and massages, oh my what is this world coming too??? sounds like a super time for you both. The cabin is really nice.

Nancy said...

What!!! wine tasting and massages, oh my what is this world coming too??? sounds like a super time for you both. The cabin is really nice.

Rachel Slagle said...

sounds like such fun! and what beautiful pictures!!

i have yet to go wine tasting but would love to some day. but, i love getting massages :)

Chad and Tammy said...

Beautiful! Looks like fun!

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Looks like you had a great weekend too!!! What a blessing.
Much love,
Angela

Tami Vroma said...

Oh Cheri . . .you make me miss it soooooo bad! We have the exact same picture with the star only ours is the moon! And here is the funny thing - we did ice to only when we were leaving! Did they have to come out and get the fireplace going or did you get it on? We had a terrible time with it but finally got it going!
Glad you had a great time! I love love that place. Someday I want to retire and build the exact same house!

Bonnie said...

That looks like it was so much fun ! The cabin looks amazing ... so cozy ! Glad you had a good time ... it's great to be able to get away just the two of you, eh ?

PS ... I fixed that link ...