Surprisingly nice stay in Posen
My first choice would have been to stay at my sister's for this unexpected trip home, but my big sis beat me to those rooms. Next, the house on the lake, but that was long since taken for July 4 weekend. The first person who had agreed to a VRBO rental gave it to his sister. We needed at least four bedrooms for this family gathering. So staying in Posen was my distant fourth choice. Texas, Alaska, and Florida came together for four days in one house that we didn't really mean to choose, but nothing else was left..... And what a great choice it turned out to be. We had five bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, so no waiting in line. The kitchen was well-stocked and that meant that breakfast was easily prepared. The dining area was great. My oldest son maybe forgot that there was cable TV and internet and put the card aside so the kids were outside all weekend. The house was a little into the countryside so when big sis mentioned that the family dinner was being moved to my place there was no conflict with the neighbors, and no parking problems since there is a huge long paved drive with outbuildings that had parking. We also had that lazy river where the kids and took turns with the kayaks and paddle boat and the adults got to see beavers and deer and rabbits along the Thunder Bay as they slow-paddled. There was a bear sighted down the road. We have photos. One of our party uses a wheelchair so we took a table outside under the beautiful tall trees and picnicked there even though the downstairs was wheelchair accessible once he got onto the big porch. There was lots of paved access outside so the chair could go everywhere safely . We had about 30 people gathered and plenty of room for dinner, hiking in old-growth forest (saw something black and furry. I say mink, spouse said big ol' cat) and just sitting down by the river near the firepit. The mill wasn't open but made for great photos and-ok- a little inappropriate exploring by one camera nut. The hosts even shut off the security light so we could stargaze in the perfect dark. EXCELLENT vacation. We'll be back.
The Mill House @ Hemlock Hills On Mill Pond, Country Home & Historic Grist Mill