Wednesday, February 14, 2007
When I was a very little girl, living in New Hampshire, my parents thought it would be a good idea to load my brother and me into our snowsuits and toboggan down a snowy hill. This sounds pretty innocent, but for some reason my mother put 3 year old e in the front seat of the toboggan for the ride. By the time we got to the bottom, I was scared out of my mind. I distinctly remember thinking I was blind because I knew my eyes were open but I couldn't see anything, my face was covered in snow. Needless to say, I'm not that into winter stuff, but I spent the past few days in the Poconos on a ski trip with some friends. At one point, Shannon and I almost ate a salad, but decided against it. Instead, the bunch of us subsisted on a steady diet of crap.
See, I told you. Chips, popcorn, dip, FiddleFaddle (impulse buy, it was only $1), Graham Crackers and Marshmallows for S'mores, Pop-Tarts and a Tupperware container full of Rice Krispy Treats and Caramel- Peanut Butter Chip Brownies. It's a really good thing I didn't take a photo of the beer, because I'd be embarrassed by the gross amount.
We stayed in Candensis, at a privately owned cabin. The owners are incredibly lucky to have such a cozy place in the woods. And they were very sweet to leave us a loaf of Lemon Poppy bread. The cabin is situated in a little secluded section of the woods, near a little pond known for the noisy frogs who live there.
The cabin in 'Frog Hollow' was sort of plain from the outside, but the inside was very quirky and utilitarian. Fully modernized, but still made you feel like you were Laura Ingalls Wilder, just a little bit.
Here are the aforementioned Rice Krispy treats and Caramel-Peanut Butter chip brownies, as well as some Red Velvet Cupcakes from Brown Betty Dessert Boutique.
But mostly, we drank, sat by the fire and played cards or Apples to Apples, which is pretty much the most amazing game ever. Well, maybe not better than Scrabble, but pretty close. At one point, Liz had a green apple card "Zany" and chose the red apple card "Pit Bulls" as the winner because we have one zany pit bull. She was actually frightened by fizzing soda in a glass this weekend. She's scared of the mixer, mice, and her reflection in her water dish. She also won't walk further than 8 feet into the living room and under no circumstance will she enter the dining room or the kitchen.
But she's so adorable, I think she could be a dog model. She's not scared of cameras.
Another high point was the arm wrestling match between Dave and Alison. But see for yourself: