A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to spend the weekend at Madeline’s cabin with several of my coworkers. Her cabin is right on the water with a stunning view! I shared a little bit about the trip in a previous post about my sprained ankle, but never got around to sharing photos from the weekend! Stephanie was smart and thought to bring her camera, so minus one photo (the one of the Yamashita Twins inner tubing) the photos were all taken by her! She graciously let me use them for this blog post! *Thanks Stephanie!*
Leading up to going I was *slightly* nervous about going for one reason….having to sleep in a sleeping bag.
I am not a camper. Never have been, never will be and I knew that this was FAR from camping, but it still involved me sleeping in a sleeping bag which totally grosses me out. Why? I don’t know, but I have never liked sleeping in them and was less than excited for that part of the trip! However, I’m happy to announce I survived. Shocking I know! Not only did I survive but had a great time!
The cabin was also a “technology free zone.” No phones. No laptops. No iPads. After my fear of sleeping bags, “technology free zones” are my next least favorite thing! Yes, for three days I was *mostly* technology free. It wasn’t easy, but like my fear of sleeping bags, I sucked it up and went with the flow…with a few deep, deep breaths!
We also went on a 50 mile kayak ride. Okay, so maybe not quite 50 miles, but way farther than I every wanted to go. When Madeline suggested going on a kayak ride I assumed it would be a nice leisurely trip, and I’m sure it was for the rest of the group but not me…I hated every moment of it. Poor Stephanie was stuck in the kayak with me complaining the entire time. Love that girl for being able to put up with me! I’m sure to the rest of the world our kayak ride was comical, because as we were paddling along Stephanie would say “this is the best day of my life!” while at the same time I was saying “this is the worst day of my life!”
I promise I didn’t spend the entire trip hating life, because it wasn’t, I had a blast! The highlights for me was inner tubing behind the boat. I’m at my happiest out on the water and life can’t get much better than inner tubing! Even after I hurt my ankle, I continued to get back in the tube and go again! I love tubing! Wanda even gave water skiing a try after not doing it for 15+ years! It took her three attempts but she got up and looked fabulous. (We later learned that all Madeline has ever wanted to do was ski on one ski and was jealous that Wanda could!)
The weekend was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to go back again, even if it does involve sleeping bags and technology free zones!