|Our home away from home|
We stayed at Nature's Harmony. It's an off-grid experience and while I am no camper and going without a hair dryer for a few days in a row is a super challenge for me I really really liked this experience. No cell service, no running water, barely any electricity. We had to 4wheel drive it up to the cabin from the main house.
We arrived around 7pm on Thursday night and relaxed, had dinner, a few drinks and got ourselves acquainted with the place.
|front of the cabin|
|sadly we didn't get to use this, too wet|
We went to see the local art gallery where we got to see the "magic paintings" and then headed over to Mel's place where we were welcomed in and shown around her 11 bedroom, 6 bathroom estate. The place is spectacular. It has all the amenities a person (like me) would need, running water, flush toilets, cell service, an enormous lot, right on the lake and the most amazing kitchen I have ever seen and on and on. I think we were there looking around and talking to Mel for at least 2 hours. We are definitely going back there next year to stay, maybe after IMMT. The place is gorgeous and Mel has worked hard to make it really comfortable. Plus the stories about the house itself and the history could keep you busy for days.
|10 can sleep up there|
Saturday we headed back to Drapers for 'the ususal' and then decided to tackle the bridge/hike to the crosses. We heard differing stories about the train schedule. No, there's no trains on a weekend, yes there's trains but you should be ok, the trains run in the late day around 6pm, the trains are stopped for construction. I really had NO idea and this made me nervous. Nevermind the train schedue then we heard about the trail to the three crosses.. It's just over there to the left of the bridge, that is the easiest way up, my 3 year old grandson did it, the guy at the outfitters said he had never done it and was too scared, someone else said you really should go up with someone that knows the trail. Oh and of course the bears.. we heard we better get a bear horn just in case, then no, you don't need a bear horn, the bears will leave you alone and on it went. Incidentally there is a bear horn iphone app too.
|you can see the 3 crosses in the top right|
|view once we made it across|
|inside Moosehead Estate|
Back to the cabin for our last night. We were able to use the showers at the main house and they even put a sauna on for the girls around 9pm.
I am definitely going back next year and want to stay at Moosehead Estate and I'll be excited to go back to Nature's Harmony and see the changes. They are working very hard on expanding AND for you off road types they host an off road cycling race and a running race as well. Jen and Tzach are fantastic hosts! I wished I had spent more time hearing about their story. Maybe when we go back we can convince them to come and have dinner with us.
a few more pics and that's all I got...
|our sunroom at the cabin|
|the wood stove, kept us extra warm|
|friendly dogs that decided to hang out with us|
|"The" place for breakfast, thanks Theresa!|