We started our get-a-way by relaxing the end of the year away, and also welcoming the beginning of a New Year. It was absolutely wonderful!
|View from our window, where we swam outside (below freezing)|
Then we headed further north, because apparently we were not cold enough! The NorthWoods welcomed us, in all it's beauty, kindness and simplicity...
So unpresumptuous, we love it!! We stayed in the same cabin as we do when we bring our horses during warmer seasons...
|Our cabin, with empty horse paddocks to the left|
We even ride a couple of the same trails. This trip we saw turkey flocks and grouse. The woods evoke similar feelings of awe, as when we ride our horses through the same areas in the forrest. Like earlier in the year here, or here.
Where permitted, snowmobiles get to ride on private land not seen otherwise. Horses, skiers, hikers, bikers etc are not allowed - only snowmobilers. It may very well be the one thing I love most about snowmobiling (beside enjoying it with my hubby) seeing what I cannot see otherwise - the land & views are simply breathtaking!!
The non-judgmental kindness of the NorthWoods, complete with people who live in the moment. Faced by reality, yet surrounded by beauty. Sometimes I wonder if they know? I do realize the hurdles. After treasured conversations, I know they do.
We are thankful to experience the beauty of the NorthWoods in more ways then one....
Have a Happy & Healthy New Year!!