Monday, July 21, 2014

TWTW - mid-July version

Friday we headed up to Lori & Jack's in Bradford County, PA. It's one of my favorite places to spend a weekend. Their house is comfortable, situated on a lot of land along a creek with plenty of places to roam and relax. Lori & Jack are great hosts and some of my favorite people. The goal of my weekend was to RELAX, and relax I did. MFD and Jack spent a lot of time fishing but Lori and I spent a lot of time lounging or walking with the dogs, reading and whiling the days away outside in great weather.
This is truly a dog's playground. Six dogs in the house (and one outdoor cat) and all of them worn out from so much time outside. 
There's plenty of other wildlife too...
The bear was the only excitement, and that's how I like it. The only time Lori & I left the house was to go to the roadside farm stand (on the actual farm); stops at the Cheese Factory, Amish Store, and Dandy; and to get ice cream. 
My goal was to relax, and relax I did. It was quiet and peaceful and wonderful.
Sunday after the three hour drive home, the dogs got a bath and they were not pleased. I read and ordered dinner in like a lazy ahole while MFD was out volunteering.
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On Mondays I'm doing a picture linkup with Kelli at Just Beachy. If you'd like to participate, here are the prompts through July. This is my photo for the prompt favorite color. My favorite colors are purple and green. Boom.
I love going to visit Lori & Jack, and our dogs do too. I feel so lucky to have a place like Lori & Jack's to go to whenever we want: a place where we feel at home, where our dogs are welcome, and from where we return relaxed and recharged.

How was your weekend?
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37 comments:

  1. Looks like you had an amazing time. Love that you are able to take the pups with you. I would have freaked seeing the bears, that is way to close for comfort.

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  2. So fun! Well, except for the bears.But I loved the chipmunk!! :)

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  3. omg if that were me, there would also be a pic of my pants with shit in them because that's what i would have done if i saw bears that close to me!!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  4. Not everyone gets to see a bear when they are here let alone lie on the same ground they are inhabiting. So happy our home is a peaceful respite for those we love and we love having you guys here.

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  5. Lol - effing bears! When we went to Yosemite, they had all those instructions and warnings and we still didn't see any sign of them. Were you scared?!

    I love all your collages! Do you use an app for that, or do you put them together in Photoshop?

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  6. I am pretty sure you have my life. Those pugs are absolutely adorable and I want one....or three!! There was a bear in my post today as well. (it wasn't a real bear, but still.)

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  7. Parts of Pennsylvania are so pretty! Your weekend looked relaxing besides the bear being so close to you. Do your friends see them often? I spotted one at my family reunion in New Jersey, and I seemed to be the only one freaking out a little or even caring that it was so close to us. A mama bear with cubs would definitely scare me more than just a lone bear, though!

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  8. Oh my I'd freak out if I saw a bear LOL
    Looks like quite the relaxing weekend though :))

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  9. Bears = FUNNY!
    Love the laughing pic of MFD

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  10. Great photos of the weekend! That cabin looks beautiful!

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  11. Ahhh cute doggie overload!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!

    Also, I want to just squeeze that little chipmunk! What a cutie!

    Looks like a great weekend!

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  12. Lori & Jack's looks like perfection to me. It has always been my dream to have lots of land and a house away from everyone. Those chipmunk pictures are too cute. I spent half the day Saturday relaxing, and then the rest of the weekend cleaning, doing yardwork, and making minor repairs to the house. I need a handyman!

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  13. Their place looks amazing. What a fun & relaxing weekend. A few years ago there was a not quite baby but not quite adult bear in my parents' backyard. I was home alone & sat on the deck taking pictures. It was the most exciting/terrifying thing ever.

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  14. Wow a bear sighting, that is quite a bit of excitement! I love the picture of you reading with the dogs lounging all around you...too cute. Sounds like fun was had by all!

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  15. They have an amazing place- that's my dream to have a spacious house with some land like that! I'll take the bears, too! ;) LOL!

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  16. I need to go to Lori & Jack's. Do they take reservations?

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    1. Amy we do! It is free to come and unwind!

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  17. The bear would have scared me.

    That ice cream looks amazing.

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  18. When I saw your IG pic of the bear I almost wet my pants!! That is CRAZY scary!! In other news, this place looks so peaceful and serene...glad you guys got to kick back and take it all in and get some true R&R.

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  19. Bears?! I would not be ok with that! Glad you had a relaxing weekend!

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  20. Love the family picture. The bears that close are not cool - I think I would have lost it. Glad you spotted it before a dog did?

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  21. Sounds delightful! Except the bears!!

    I am hoping for a relaxing weekend this coming weekend. We were busy- my parents' 40th anniversary party was Saturday night.

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  22. Ahhh.... it looks so peaceful out there, minus the bears. Where were the pups? The last set of photos with the dogs - the ears - hahaha. They secretly didn't mind the baths knowing all the fun they had on vacation. Oh and is Mae guarding the bag of food by your head?

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  23. The bear thing is so freaky, but other than that, such a lovely weekend!

    My mom's cousins in central PA have had bears come up on their porch. No thank you.

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  24. What an awesome cabin! It actually reminds me a little bit of the house we're moving to for my husband's job, although we have to drive to get to water and there are no bears, just deer, turkeys, etc. Sounds like a really relaxing weekend!

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  25. I love that pic of MFD and the big ol' stick. He looks so happy - it makes ME happy just looking at it! :D
    I didn't realize Mae's bathing suit was crotchless. What a hoe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Relaxing weekends are the BEST. Sounds like how my girls weekend was last weekend. I'd take something like that over a rager weekend ANY day!

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  26. ahhhh the sleepy pugs - cutest thing ever. love mae's little bathing suit! but that's pretty creepy having a bear so close eeek.

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  27. You got some incredible photos- although the close up of the rodent was so good it gave me the heebie jeebies. Are chipmunks rodents? Close enough. That ice cream looks so good.

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  28. oh my gosh the bears?! i'm freaking out on the other side of the computer, i would have wet myself if it was me.

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  29. I probably would have needed some Charmin had the bear got an closer. SCARY! Looks like you had a blast, and the wildlife pictures are beautiful! The one of MFD holding the stick is classic!

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  30. Haha the bears, I love it! You are sooo brave!

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  31. I am jealous of your extremely good chipmunk shots. I can never get close enough to any of our little strawberry thieves to get a good one.

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  32. Those puppy pics make me so happy! And I love the bears too girl you are a brave one to even stand close enough to get that pic!

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  33. Your weekend looks like it was fabulous, there is nothing like relaxing and not much else.

    The bear picture was my favorite IG of the week, I would have pissed myself.

    I love your purple and green picture!

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  34. Eeek too close bear, too close! I love all the outdoorsy pug photos. Hawkeye's not jealous though, she prefers air conditioning and carpeting.

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  35. What a great place to spend the weekend! We had a black bear in our neighborhood for a few weeks and I refused to play in the front yard with the kids or take walks. I think it finally found it's way to the nearby mountain. Haha!

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