Monday, June 18, 2007

A Mid-Week"end" Get-a-way

Some friends of ours graciously offered their cabin to our family for a few nights...and we spent Thursday, Friday and part of Saturday playing at the lake.
The "cabin" was more like a lake house...it was big, roomy and right on Payette Lake in McCall Idaho . Here is a photo of the front, along the driveway and one of the back as I stand of the dock.

The weather was beautiful and we all got a little "sun-kissed". There was a paddle boat that the boys really enjoyed, (and really wore them out!). The scenery was beautiful, just sitting on the dock looking out was breath-taking. And of course, the boys had to fish. My husband had to remind the boys that it was called "fishing", not "catching". But I don't think they seemed to mind that they didn't catch anything.

The lake house was built in two parts and the oldest part was built in the 1930's. And the most interesting room in the house was a small half bath at the top of the stairs. Someone had used newspaper as wallpaper and it had held up these many years quite well.
The newspaper that was used was during the year 1938....and lots of history covered the walls. I took some photos of some I thought were interesting, but each time I went in there (and not just to do what you do in there)...I found myself reading for quite awhile! It was so interesting.

FDR was president and one article spoke about the "New Deal". The local radio programs were listed, just like our TV programs. There were local grocer ads,
woman's clothing on sale, and one thing I found really interesting was an article about the casting of "Gone With the Wind" (1939). It read that the parts were given to Clark Gable and Margaret Tallichet. Of course she didn't play the role, and several other women were screen tested before Vivian Leigh was chosen. But, that's a fun bit of trivia on the bathroom wall!

We had a great time, but it's always nice to be back in your own bed.

13 comments:

the feathered nest said...

I agree, it's always nice to be back in your own bed. That's some cabin! What a beautiful, beautiful setting! I would have enjoyed this place. What great friends.

That's neat about the newspaper/wallpaper. Sounds like you had a nice getaway!

Manuela

SweetAnnee said...

Looks like a wonderful get away..so glad you were able to spend some time with all your GUYS!!!
thanks for sharing, Deena

Lorraine said...

How cool! We just watched "Gone with the Wind" this weekend, btw. The Child loved it. So funny now to think that Vivien Leigh wasn't remotely the first choice.

Wendy said...

What a nice get-a-way Suzanne. Looks like a fabulous relaxing time with all the family! Really cool newspaper bath.

Mrs. G said...

yep...that is some cabin, LOL!

what a lovely place the lake looks to be...there are so many wonderful places in our country that I'm learning about through blogs...

and that is funny about GWTW...it is hard to imagine anyone but Vivian (Vivien?) Leigh in that part..hard to imagine how another actress would have handled some of the most famous scenes...

Nana said...

Thanks for posting the photos of your grand get-a-way. What a perfect treat for you all!

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Hi Suzanne!
What a beautiful place! I can imagine how much you enjoyed being there ~ it looks very relaxing & interesting too! Love the newspaper wallpaper ~ I'm sure it would be so much fun to read all that oldie news!
Yes, always nice to be back in your own bed!
Have a nice evening!
Kathy

Lana said...

Suzanne, what a beautiful place! I'm so glad you and your family got to "get away" for just a little while.

gina said...

What a beautiful spot! And I doubt I would leave the house as I would have been enraptured by the newspapers! How cool!

And I tagged you...hope you don't mind. :)

Rhoda said...

Suzanne, what a great little get-away. There's nothing like being on the lake for a few days.

Rhoda

Southern Heart said...

I love that newspaper bathroom...how fun it must have been to browse the articles there. I'm so glad that you had a nice getaway!

rosemary said...

Awesome that the papers held up all these years. My mother used newspapers as tablecloths.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Sounds like you had a very nice trip, but are also glad to be home. :) It looks so peaceful there, and so pretty too! Gone with the Wind is one of my all time favorites!!! I have seen it more times that I can remember, and I still love watching it.