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Cabin in Pinecrest and Disconnected

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This past weekend Dave and I hung out with our good friends Adam and Shawna. Shawna’s family has a cabin in Pinecrest, CA and we stayed there for a night. This cabin was the cutest little house ever! The whole thing was made of knotted pine and it was recently remodeled with beautiful tile floors, granite counter tops, and modern bathroom. It had one bedroom and a loft. I could easily live there if it wasn’t so far away from normal civilization. We had a great time and so did our dogs. Adam and Shawna also have a dog, Lucy, and she is quite the little princess. It irritated her to see our dogs play with each other.

Part of the cabin’s appeal was that it was out in the woods away from it all… but with that comes the lack of things like cell reception and internet! I knew there was a chance of being disconnected, but didn’t really believe it would be the case. When we were about 20 minutes from the cabin, I pulled out my iPhone to tweet my location and to my dismay read the words “No Service” across the top! My heart skipped a few beats and I quietly panicked. I wasn’t about to voice my anxiety as Adam, Shawna, and Dave would tease me relentlessly, so I just looked out the window and mentally prepared myself for the next 30 hours with no connection to the outside world.

Shish Kabobs!

I felt much better after getting to the cabin. It smelled so good outside and the cabin was absolutely adorable. We went for a nice walk outside with the dogs, barbecued some shish kabobs, played hearts, and had a grand ol’ time. The next morning, Dave congratulated me on not having a breakdown. Is it sad that I could tell that he was actually proud of me? I can’t help that I love technology so much! But I was pleased to learn that I CAN survive a short amount of time without it. And you know what, it was kind of refreshing! Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I’d gladly pack my iPhone and MacBook away for any length of time for no reason, but I’m willing to give it up from time to time for things like a weekend at cabin in the middle of pine trees with two of my most awesome friends, or a vacation on the lake with my family (that’s for you, Mom), or a few days in Yosemite for one of my best friend’s wedding :)

That last one is what’s coming tomorrow. My friends Kevin and Corrie are getting married in Yosemite on Friday and we leave tomorrow. I’m a bridesmaid :) This time, I’m expecting not to have any cell reception that way if I do, it will be a wonderfully pleasent surprise! We shall see!

  • Mom

    Thanks for thinking family lake time is worth it, too! :o) Those pics make me want to go live there AND steal Adam’s doggie. I’m excited about Kevin’s wedding, too. You guys are going to have a great time in another amazing location. And Corrie – wow! She will be such a lovely bride! I’d have to say, they both scored! I love you!

  • Mom

    btw: why do my smiles always come out wrong?

  • Mom

    :) maybe i know now.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/jt1stcav/ Jim Tidwell (jt1stcav)

    What a beautiful area…reminds me of the little cottage my brother and his wife used to own in Highlands, NC, over 4000′ up in the southern Appalachian Mountains (wish they still owned that property…I always enjoyed visiting those rolling green hills).

    I once called my folks up in CT from there on my cell phone…I was impressed I had any reception at all, but it did break up the majority of the time and finally lost the signal entirely (it was snowing; that could’ve had something to do with it).

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