Friday, June 20, 2014

Book Club Retreat

Rainy evening view through the cabin screen
My book club rocks! It is a group of awesome women who love to get together, support each other, eat and drink well, and eventually talk about books we may or may not have read.

As many of us are school employees, our meetings run from September to May. And in early June, once school is out, we go on a weekend retreat to celebrate summer, water, woods and life.

One of our members has a cabin in the North Woods, and the setting is fantastic. Just up a steep staircase from a clean mountain lake, surrounded by trees, bushes and flowers, it's more than one could hope for from a retreat site.

On the other hand, it's less than you could hope for as well, because there is no running water and the outhouse remains outside.

But that doesn't really seem to matter. What matters is sun, dock, lake, laughter, books, wine, food . . . lots of food, talking, and reading.

Our book choice for the retreat is always a young adult book. In other words, a book that you could read in one weekend. That way, even if you hadn't started it before you went to the cabin, it could be finished there.

Unfortunately, the weather forecast for the next few days is for mosquitoes, rain, thunder & lightning, and more mosquitoes.

Luckily, good friends trump bad weather.

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