I believe I was born to cottage. I really do.
I’m sure most people think that they were too. I’m also sure that most would never recognize the degree of skill and fortitude it takes to cottage like a pro. They might think that they could handle the intense level of vacationing. They probably believe that they have the stamina to maintain that perfect balance of fun & relaxation mixed with a tinge of work. But I believe it takes an extraordinary amount of focus and desire to achieve a perfect harmony in what I have deemed ‘cottaging’. It’s not camping, it’s not being on a cruise… it’s cottaging.
I believe I have achieved a near perfect recipe for doing so. It will be my life’s work to teach that lesson to my children. Not by what I say but by what I do. And as always, take pictures. Here’s some to share from our latest adventure.
My friend, Megan’s daughters (Makayla & Savannah) with Emma
My friend, Sandy’s sons (Zach & Jesse) with Gerrit out on the boat
Emma and I out on the boat
Makayla & Emma tubing together
Jesse & Gerrit on the boat
Gerrit & I
Emma’s wonderous sand castle
Sandy, myself & Megan
I would like to thank all those that have helped me realize my full cottage potential. My father-in-law & my mother-in-law, my dear friend Cheri and my amazing friend Sandy. You saw in me a cottaging talent that I might not have ever fully aspired to without your endowment. Thank you