Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Are you ready for more...

So after our Beach and Redwood excursion, we jumped back into the car and headed for the hills...for the Ranch we would be staying at. They have these cute little cabins you stay in, with a main lodge you go to for all your meals (They cooked for us family style meals) and there is a Pool Table, Karaoke, Swimming Pool, Ping Pong, Tether ball, movie rentals and a sitting area there for entertainment.
Austin catching his first fish there.
Dad helping to get it off the hook...kinda hard with a cast on your arm.

Right outside our cabin was the Catch-n-Release Fish Pond with a waterfall that sounded so pretty. So each day the kids would run out and fish. They pretty much caught one every time they cast. LOL - which they didn't realize it was stocked for that...they just thought they were really good fisherman.
See that fin on the top? It is S.H.A.R.P.
Our Cabin with a full sitting porch by the pond.

My favorite was just a few steps from our front porch was a hammock in the trees. I nestled into it our last night there and sat for an hour listening to...NOTHING! Absolute NOTHING! It was so nice. To hear the breeze in the trees, waterfall going, birds chirping. There were NO cars whizzing by, no horns blaring, no sirens whirring, no telephones ringing, no tv's going (favorite part was no TV reception!) and no video games playing. The kids had to entertain themselves. Invent games. Fish. Swim. Back to nature.
Emily walking to the main lodge for lunch.

Checking out the pool and trying to decide whether to go in...

This place was pretty expensive. Not sure we would ever stay there again. But for this time, right now in our lives, it was exactly what we needed. Oh...and did I tell you the best part??? A huge family reunion of 30 people checked out the day before we got there, and we were the only ones on the whole ranch!!!! We had the place to ourselves! So it was extra quiet!


Kaci said...

Wow nice that it was all yours!! SWEEEET! Great pics as always.

Tooj said...

What a great place to be. :) And did you say an entire hour in the hammock? I'm JEALOUS. Sounds heavenly. Good pics!