The Dancer

The Dancer
Graceful dead tree up above Deep Canyon.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

An early Christmas holiday

We spent 2 nights up in our local mountains, in Idyllwild, with our son, grandson, and Ben's mom.  I guess you could say it was an early Christmas present.  Ben, the 4 year old, wanted to stay in "a cabin" in the mountains.  We found one available at our FAVORITE cabin, at the Silver Pines Lodge, in Idyllwild.  Unfortunately, it was just for one night. It had two futons in the living room (by the heater) and a separate bedroom (for the kids)... We fed the blue jays and squirrels LOTS of peanuts and birdseed and they were thankful (and hungry!).  The next night, we moved to smaller quarters at the Fern Valley Inn.  It had a fold out couch in the living room, a full kitchen, and an additional bedroom. This one also had a full kitchen and our son cooked a nice rice dish for dinner.  Frankly, by then, we were too tired to care!  The grandson had gone ALL DAY without a nap.  We made smores both nights and he was racing around the cabin after eating 5 marshmallows and 2 smores~!  EGADS!  I'm glad I fell asleep!  We are all home now and will get together tomorrow.  That's hubby and our son and that's our son and grandson at the Idyllwild public library.  I picked up 3 hardcover fiction books for $1.00 each, so I'm a happy camper!

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Cheryl Ann


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