Sunday, September 7, 2008

giant moths and troublesome wells

tew, baby b, sam the dog and i departed for the cabin a little before 11 on saturday.  before leaving town we made sure to stop at starbucks and the liquor store.  took our time driving to buckhannon, meandering on route 20 from nutter fort on.  beautiful drive- interesting old houses and bright green farms.  all of the hay has been put up and there are sunflowers everywhere.

our little troupe spent some time in buckhannon before heading into the woods.  a tasty lunch at cj maggies and a foray into one of the, uh, trashiest walmarts anywhere.  all provisions secured, we loaded up the family truckster and headed into the tree tunnel, as tew calls it, with baby b screaming "go go go!" all the way.

after tidying and putting things away we put dog and child in life preservers and floated for a while in the cool river.  tew showed off her stellar fire making skills, keeping us toasty for the rest of the evening.  we talked and talked and talked and drank and drank and drank and laughed and laughed and laughed.  you'd have thought we were old friends who had not seen each other in a while, not two girls who spend over 40 hours a week together.  it was a special night that i can only hope we are lucky enough to recreate.  

we woke up chilly and damp wrapped in old quilts under the tin roof in the bedroom.  the mist was rolling off the river, easing us into another beautiful day.  

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