Cottage in the woods

As our time here in McKinleyville and Arcata draws to an end, I’d like to share with you my insights. Staying in a cottage in the woods, eight miles from Arcata, two of those miles are on dirt roads, is relaxing, peaceful, wonderful and first class!

Our cottage house is next to the main house on about five acres. In the mornings and evenings deer come to graze. The home owners feed them grains in addition to the grass so they are regulars to the house. We have nice beds, hot showers, fresh coffee and comfy furniture. We are enjoying this very much. I think my blood pressure has come down significantly, it’s so relaxing here!

At night, we make fires in the pit and cook our dinner (chicken & veggie sausages and green beans) then make s’mores (cooked marshmallows + chocolate + graham crackers as a sandwich). It’s a sweet end to the meal. We have stayed out by the fire until very late at night. We can see so many stars in the sky!

This has been a great vacation for us and a smooth transition for Emily into college. She is happy and settled in and making friends. She’s eaten out in town, watched movies with her new friends and explored the campus.

We are off to Oakland to catch our train.

Aloha,

Denise

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