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.