Peaceful and lovely retreat from the daily grind.
Cottage #14 was perfect. It was a beautiful, curvy drive to this little group of cottages. And I was able to bring my Labrador with me. We enjoyed rocking on the front and back covered porches and the river was right outside the back door. Screened doors allowed me to have the breeze blow through the room and hear the water gurgle over the rocks in the river. All I brought besides personal items, was food to eat and books to read. Towels, linens, firewood, paper products, kitchen cookware and serving ware were all provided. Sadie Mae and I took nice walks around the property daily, and there are huge rocks below the cottage in the water where Sadie and I went and sat and she even took a quick swim in the water. I can just imagine what fun she would have here in the summertime. Kathy, the owner, was in town this weekend staying in her cottage next door and she is a delight. So easy to talk with and enthusiastic about the things to do in the area. My daughter and her boyfriend came up Saturday and joined me for lunch at the cottage and we played some games before heading out for a hike at a location Kathy recommended to us. It was lovely and not too difficult for this non-exercising person to handle. When we got home, we all read for a bit and then, since the dog was worn out from our hike, we decided to let her sleep and the three of us drove to a restaurant called the Peddlin' Pig where we had some fantastic ribs and brisket. The weather this weekend was gorgeous. I came up here with a mind that was a bit tired and restless about things in my life but I was able to relax, pray, and just be with my own thoughts. And being in this beautiful area reminded me of God's glory and His many blessings. I will definitely be back as soon as my calendar allows. Thank you Kathy for sharing your lovely cottage with me!!
COTTAGE ON THE LINVILLE RIVER ELEVATION 3600