Thursday, September 20, 2007

Adirondack Trip, Part 3

As our plane descended into Chicago our pilot happily informed us that it was eighty-two degrees on the ground. Eighty-two? The temperature in Albany upon departure had been in the sixties, which was about the norm for our trip. But just let chilly temperatures stop a child with access to water from swimming.


One of my favorite things about making this trip is the house. Not really the house itself, really, though of course it is lovely, but the memories it contains. When I'm there it almost makes me feel close to Grandmommy, my mom's mom, a woman who died mere months before I was born and even though I didn't know her, she's alive in that house. Her pictures are scattered throughout the house along with stacks of letters penned by her own hand. In that house I can almost believe I did know her, along with scores of other relatives who have since passed.

Because of that lolling about the house and grounds is a favorite activity. Whether it's doing housework, knitting or reading a book, quiet time is all the more special when we're at Fish House, the nickname we've given the house, than almost anywhere else.


And now we're home. But on this foggy, gloomy Wisconsin day I'm still there. I can almost imagine sitting on the front steps...

7 comments:

dad said...

More. I want an Adirondack Trip, Parts 4-22, etc.

sixty-five said...

I missed photographing the seesaw and the roofing and the knitting/reading ... lovely post.

Cheryl said...

Welcome home, Supermom! (And thanks for visiting my blog and voting in the straw poll. BTW, I also don't know who I'll vote for in the primary, but like you I voted for Huckabee in this week's poll).

Hope you'll come back and visit (and vote) again!

MOST with an attitude said...

What a great looking trip!! I love the scenery in the beach photos. Glad you're all back and hope to talk soon.

Later.....

terri said...

Looks like fun! I especially like the hiking photos (big surprise!). When we were in Rochester, NY years ago, the horse statues were there. Fun...

I hate coming home from vacation. I hope you're not the same way and are enjoying being back in good ol' WI. :)

Alexis Jacobs said...

Looks like you guys had an awesome trip. Welcome home :)

it's me, Val said...

finally playing catch up . . i loved those beach pictures!