July 28, 2014

Photo Diary: A Cottage Weekend


"That's a cottage?!" I said, as Scott pulled the boat on his cottage's deck.
"Well, it's more of a... Summer home."

When I think of cottage I think of a cabin equivalent we have on the west coast. I was never a big fan of cabins because the ones I've stayed in didn't have air condition and the washroom was always dark and damp- if there was even a washroom instead of a communal outhouse. I remember those cabin trips where I would strategically watch my water intake to avoid using the washroom as much as possible. It usually meant sacrificing drinking alcoholic beverages but hey it was worth it for not using a outhouse- and it gave an alternate meaning to "hey, I'm just going to go take a dip in the lake".

But not Scott's cottage- They got wifi, cable TV, hardwood floors, washer and dryer, a sun room, and a kitchen that looks like it came out of the Martha Stewart magazine. It's nicer than my house that the only inconvenient thing I encountered was that my phone charger wasn't long enough for my night stand. #firstworldproblems

I ended up spending the entire weekend at the cottage on Kashwakamak lake and now I am at work with a cottage hangover. The lake, the cigars, the fishing, the smell of pine trees and hanging out on the patio doing absolutely nothing. Yup, I think I am ready for the retired life.

26 comments:

  1. lovelypics

    need some vacation too

    Lady-Pa

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  2. seems like a really lovely and relaxing place

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  3. looks like fun! I need a vacation too :P love your cottage outfits!

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  4. Just stunning! I'd love to have a summer getaway home like that! I'd be just too happy to stay there for a good week or two during the summer!

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  5. That place is insanely amazing! Good for you :-D

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  6. That looks like an amazing place to stay! I am so jealous, particularly of the massive lake nearby.

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  7. Well how about that!

    First, thanks for visiting my blog. It's always nice to see a new face drop by.

    I see so many familiar things in your post.. cottage life is wonderful. Those flavoured vodkas could have been photographed from my bar. ;) And though it's still in a box from my semi-recent move, I have the same Van Gogh roses as seen in one of your photos.

    But what surprised me at the end of your post, was your location. Despite most of Ontario cottage country looking the same, as soon as I saw the lake view, I thought "That looks like Kash." And darned if it was. My SO's family shares a cottage on South Kashwakamak and I've spent many weeks there over the years.. and hope to get back there for a visit soon. Lovely spot, isn't it?

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  8. That like a perfect getaway! Nice place and wonderful photos you've shared. Thank you for visiting my blog. Keep in touch:)
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  9. Nice. You look like you had a great little weekend getaway.

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  10. You make the retired life sound like fun... I might get there one day :-)

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  11. Such a lovely vacation with a lovely girl and sweet little pups. I think I could live there.....
    Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comment. You are welcome any time! xo Karen

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  12. You are so having a relaxing time and I m jealous because I need holidays too!

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  13. That's my idea of roughing it too! If I'm staying in a cabin, I want it to be equiped like a house--fully functioning bathroom, a nice, kitchen, heat/a-c, and a fireplace so I can pretend to be roughing it. :)

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  14. Haha sounds like a much better cottage/cabin that the one from
    your previous experience :P Sounds like a wonderful place with
    lots of natural surroundings ^_^ Xx

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  15. Stunning place, if only every weekend could be like that! btw, sweet little doggy you have. Love his furry face.

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  16. That looks like an amazing place! I would love to have a summer home like that ♥ I guess you had a great time, that's how it looks like through the pictures ♥

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  17. Such a perfect place for a getaway! And I love the first photo - just beautiful! x

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  18. Lovely summer pictures ~ Its a good thing I am off for a vacation tomorrow ~

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  19. That is definitely one nice cottage! Looks incredibly spacious and beautiful!

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  20. I love your leopard shirt. Lovely photos;)

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  21. I guess our generation can no longer stay in a place without wifi and all those shit... But I would love to try and see how long I can last... I mean it'll be a good time to meditate and free my mind off of work, the ever-demanding life of a blogger and all those tech shits that can, sometimes, drive us nuts. But that's a really beautiful place. Makes me want to have a vacation again soon.


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  23. This looks like a fun time!

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  24. Wonderful photos!! I need a getaway too :( The location seems great. Very tranquil and peaceful. Love your leopard cover-up, by the way! <3

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  25. looks like a great place to relax. thanks for coming by!

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