Sunday, April 15, 2012

We went on an adventure....with hidden treasures!

The spur of the moment we were asked to go with some friends
 to their remote cabin.
(this is not the cabin this was the treasure)
stay tuned
Its down a trail almost 10 cell phones.
Mimi was so excited to be riding with her favorite.....
We arrived at the lake, so quiet and peaceful
 there was a pair of trumpeter swans.
They were always blurry when I zoomed in with my camera.

There were 3 beaver dams.
this was the bathroom...and she said if you prefer there was a 5 gallon bucket
 so Mimi and I went together and grabbed the bucket
there at the bottom was a dead frozen mouse.....we decided to find trees
you know what a mouse does to me....I was alert let me tell you!
The lake in the morning....
We all went for a long walk in the morning
 because in the distance when we were coming in I had spotted
an abandoned cabin or what looked like one
in Alaska you never know.

this was one of the cabins

Just look at all these lovely old windows....
Beautiful wood stoves....
You could see at one time this was a homesteaders home
I could not look in the windows because of the snow
 so I just pressed my camera up to the window.
This window the snow was higher look at that lovely embroidered tablecloth.
This woman was such a picture taker this was a camera hold up......
She is so lovely!
My boys were so excited to target practice.

It was so nice to say yes to an invitation we usually say no
and work....we have to make memories and
  discover hidden treasures.
Our kids are growing up so fast.....

On the way home we hit a garage sale....
can't wait to show you my little find!


  1. I love the faded colours of the yellow hut with the blue door - fantastic!

  2. It sounds and looks like a great outing Heidi! You are right to say yes and make memories like this. They are very special!

    Happy Sunday!

    Madelief x

  3. What an amazing place!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  4. that's awesome! roughing it and fun!

  5. Oh, you really had a nice day! It looks amazing to me!!
    …and I'm very exciting to see your garagefounds ;O)

  6. Oooo! I love your pictures! Have a nice day!

  7. I just love to see Alaska and these hidden treasures!

  8. Ohh....your photos are always stunning and such a joy to look at. Can't wait to see what you found at the garage sale.
    Hugs Debbie x

  9. Wow i had goose bumbs reading and seeing in through the windows of that cabin i wonder who lived there and if they were a writer seeing the pot of pencils. What an amazing place you live in its like a whole different world to here all that snow its like a permanent winter wonderland its truely beautiful. dee x

  10. What a fun adventure. Can't wait to see what you found at the garage sale.


  11. How exciting that you can travel by skidoo! The bathroom looks a little scary, but a frozen mouse, oh, poor Heidi, I can just see you now!

    The cabin is amazing, the blanket hanging over the doorway is very nice, if only you could have seen more.

    Looking forward to seeing your garage sale treasures, enjoy your week, Tam x

  12. Oh what fun to peek into an old cabin, that would have been so fun, what a fun weekend! Goodness it sure looks like it is still winter up there!


  13. Oh what an adventure, mouse & all (i loathe mice). Look how big your boys are, geesh, love Posie

  14. Looks like you all had a fabulous time.

    Victoria xx

  15. Your pictures always make me think of 'Narnia', a magical winter wilderness...........I think I would have looked for a tree too. xx

  16. So exciting to go on such a trip :)
    There seems to be many treasures in there!
    And so much snow you have, here is gone now.
    But in the mountains located it yet.

    Hugs from Jane

  17. What a wonderful way to share with us what your part of the world looks like. My finger tips feel cold, just thinking about that much snow. I wonder what it was like to live there 100 years ago...even 75 years. We are so lucky, especially for indoor bathrooms!

  18. So glad for you, its what you were always hoping for, family memories.

  19. it looks like a perfectly lovely w/e :) and lots of fresh air!!

  20. Beautiful pictures, looks like a lovely time with each other :)!

  21. We should all be so sensible to take time off work and have a holiday.

  22. heidi! what fun we'd have if we were plastering and painting alongside one another. i often think of the possibility. why ever is alaska so far out?

    LOVE the zero cell phones plot!

    and i am charmed by your peering inside images. quite mysterious too. you have such an eye for detail.
    well done on you all, for taking this trip!!

  23. It's wonderful that you took the time to make some wonderful memories. I love exploring new places especially when they are filled with history, oh the stories that are hidden behind those walls. Very sweet post Heidi....I loved it!!!!
    Chris :o)