hey there ..
a few years back .. spent two months in Deer River, Minnesota
small place ... less than a few thousand
there is no jail >>> have to go to next town !!
have family there whom I adore as are real people ..just wonderful ..
spent my time in a REAL LOG CABIN ... built in the 1800's
root cellar sooooo cold could freeze water in 100 degree summer
outside of the town and no neighbours for MILES AND MILES !!!
I LOVED IT THERE !!
would move in a second if it could be mine
lake at front where deer would come at dusk and dawn to drink
fishing in lake was paradise ...
there is something about the place that is incredibly magical ..
was happy and just ...hard to explain except to say that THIS is my idea of where to spend eternity
so ... picture this
miles from town ... and trees on outer edges so as if were on an island almost
I decide to make dinner for my cousin
and dressed up in a black cocktail dress to ooomph it up
to find the place is nigh on impossible btw
it darkened .. and still no cousin
then headlights BUT not him !!
so imagine me ...in a cocktail dress ..
middle of nowhere greeting whomever it was with a shotgun on my hip !!! LOL!!
this is also where I learned to love the skidder
played lumberjack during the day
such a fabulous experience ..
but was not allowed to do much other than watch which was mindblowing
and "stick" ..... measuring logs to be cut with a stick !!!
best summer of my life ...
and here is ... tada ... the fair skidder >>> isn't she BEAUTIFUL !!!