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15 June 2009 @ 08:40 pm
sebago  
It's hard to go wrong with a weekend involving 3 fantastic friends, 26 bottles of wine, a bottle of vodka, a bottle of tequila, a bottle of rye whiskey, and various other entertainments in a house with a hottub, a wood-fired sauna, a beautiful spiral staircase, and a lake.

Well, we didn't actually get to the lake, because we were terrified of the hordes of vicious mosquitos. Seriously, those things were congregating at the doorway plotting to carry one of us away if we stood still for more than five seconds in a stretch.

The house we were in was gorgeous, with big windows full of green, leafy light and skylights and quirky art. The woods of the back yard featured several windows and a door nailed to trees, like a house of airy forest.

I don't remember the last vacation I took that I did so much nothing, and though more would have been overkill, this was just perfect. I got enough sleep, and good sleep at that, and gave my brain a big, long rest, which has, unsurprisingly, set it spinning off in different directions. Good ones, I think. I hope.

The best things this weekend, unsurprisingly, were my companions, the sense of unhurried plenty, gales of uproarious laughter, and the huge smile that may have left my face when I was asleep, but may not.
 
 
I'm feeling: happyhappy
 
 
 
Lizrazil on June 16th, 2009 01:17 am (UTC)
I was wondering when you built a back-porch sauna...
ruthless compassion: pouncearoraborealis on June 16th, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
In my fantasies!

We were about half an hour from Portland, and drove almost right by your old place on our way to Duckfat for lunch. I wish you guys were still so nearby! I totally would have dragged you to join us for at least some portion of the weekend :)
Lizrazil on June 16th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
Saturday was beautiful! and, mmm, Duckfat. When we win the lottery, maybe we'll move south again. :)
Mouseketeer Stigmatatrom on June 16th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
Sebago Lake!!! My folks used to take me there as a wee child...
lazyzlazyz on June 16th, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
Sebago Lake. We visited the Petzoldt/Pyle's there.
Chip: poingceo on June 16th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
So, over the course of the weekend you each consumed 6½ bottles of wine and ¾ of a bottle of hard liquor?! I'm really glad you didn't go to the lake.
the man who sailed around his soultcb on June 16th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
That sounds perfect.
DancingWolfGrrldancingwolfgrrl on June 16th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
Yay for awesome!

(Speaking of which, this makes me think of you.)
Medyani: Purrmedyani on June 16th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
Awesome! And Ms. C's pics of windows in the woods and the staircase make it look damned inviting!
born from jets!!!catness on June 16th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!