Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Cabin in December

Last weekend we made a trip to the Soo. We were there to help my mom host the Annual David Mitchell Family Christmas dinner. This annual event has been held for at least 80 years and probably more. That is how many years my mother has attended. I have attended since I was born too but rarely make it to the dinner now that there is a 350 mile drive involved. Especially with the early December date. Road conditions can be very iffy this time of year.

Although our cabin was closed for the season in Sept., we made a visit to pick up my Clavinova for use at the dinner. A Clavinova is a electronic piano and I used it to accompany the Mitchells as we sang Christmas carols.

It was difficult to just stop by the cabin. We couldn't drive in the drive-in because of snow. We used the neighbor's driveway and trooped across several yards. It made us wish we could spend the winter there because it was so beautiful.

It was a beautiful sunny day. You can see there are no geese around anywhere!


Tucker said...

Is your cabin winterized? It sounds like your weather has been brutal for traveling up that way these days. Stay warm. Tucker

Sault Boat Watcher said...

Tucker, Good morning. This is Graham, the boss of the Benedict household. My caretakers, Tom and Brenda are still sleeping so I thought I would answer your wonderful comment.

We would love to have you come and visit us in the summer. We would have a good job for you-goose patrol. A Canadian dog could chase those Canada geese that try and move in with us every morning. Are you willing to wake up about 5 AM and walk the beach? Your mom could look for sea glass. What great fun! When you returned, I would have Brenda make us a big breakfast and our caretakers could spend fun time together.

Tucker said...

Graham, sounds like a plan... Geese, Sea glass, walks on the beach AND breakfast AND renewed friendship... what's not to like! You could teach me this "boat nerd" thing too!

Sault Boat Watcher said...

Tucker, I forgot to mention one small, inconsequential fact that may affect our relationship. I am Jennifer's 14 year old cat who has come to live with Tom & Brenda. I'm a working cat although I pretend to sleep 23 hours a day. It is a big job keeping the two of them in line. They wouldn't know when it was time to get up in the morning or go to bed at night if I wasn't around.

I hope you don't have a problem with this feline/canine thing. As long as we both know our place in this world there shouldn't be any problem.

Regards, Graham

Tucker said...

Graham, Graham, Graham... I chase cats! There, I said it. I would be a bit conflicted, chase the geese that can fly away, or chase an aging feline. That's a no barker!

P.S. Brenda, our animals are communicating more than we are! ;)