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Vacation at the Cabin in Pa

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by DexterDay, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    I tried to post a thread while we were down there... But signal is. . . . WELL, um, non existent.

    My FIL built it about 20 yrs ago. He spent every weekend out there. It was his getaway (I know why :)) Both him and my MIL have both passed, so it is now my BIL and my Wifes. My BIL is out there every weekend (1.5 hr drive for him/one way) its about 3.5-4 hrs for us.. We intend to make it out at least twice a year.. But the last few years have been tough (MIL passing, New baby).

    I did some work while I was there.. 4 trees blew down in a storm a few weeks ago. I only c/s/s a little.. As we hit most local attractions and also did some hiking, canoeing, and horseback riding..

    Cook Forest is the back yard and deer come right up to the back porch.. We live in a rural area and its pretty quiet.. But its Dead Quiet here.. No noises, unless there a natural noise of nature. :)

    Here a few pics... Some of the Cabin, the Forest behind it that burned down (hand planted pines) and some of the sights (Senaca Point Firetower, Double Diamond Deer Ranch).

    More pics to follow...

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  2. DexterDay

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    A few more pics.. Most are on the camera. Wife is uploading now (and doing her Facebook thing!)..

    They had a Full body mount of the Hanson Buck on display (Big one in middle). For those that dont know, its the World Record Typical Buck. Also some other Dandys ;) They had some Mosters we got to feed. Some Piebold, Albino, and Whitetail.. My son got to bottle feed the Fawns. Was a good time..

    Senaca point is also a nice local attraction. Rocks the size of houses and a Firetower that is, um, Scary! It sways 10 times worse than my treestand on a windy day!

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  3. DexterDay

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    Last photos... My FIL installed a Blue Flame Log Lighter in the Fireplace. You add wood, turn on gas with key, then once wood has ignited, turn gas off and enjoy the fire.... No kindling, no Firestarters, nothing.... Pretty slick. He also aded an OAK to the fireplace. It has a screen outside and and an adjustable air grate inside the fireplace..

    I'm trying to talk my BIL into installing an insert. But with Nat Gas from the Main road, its pretty hard to convince him
    That and he enjoys the sights, sounds, and smells from when he was a kid (25 now) and him and his Father were there.

    Anyways. Rambling over..

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  4. bfunk13

    bfunk13 Minister of Fire

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    What an awesome cabin.
    Kind of my dream to have one. Hopefully someday. Enjoy it!
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  5. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame Minister of Fire

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    Nice place...love the coffee table...ha I have often thought of building a little getaway cabin...would be so hard to leave it thou...ha
  6. ColdNH

    ColdNH Minister of Fire

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    Pretty cool little cabin! Would love a place like that up north
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Am I the only one that thinks that ain't a "cabin"? That sucker's a house.
  8. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    Much bigger/nicer than my cabin that I can hardly get away from!
  9. ScotO

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    Nice spread there, Dex. Sorry I didn't get in touch with you, I was BURIED TO MY EYEBALLS with insulation, I'm about halfway done. Next time you are in, give me a month or so heads-up. I will do my best to be there. It looks like you guys had a great time, some pretty country up in the northwestern area of the state.
  10. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    The reason I spent 18 years doing an insane commute. When I got home I was in my cabin in the woods, that did double duty as my house. Now it saves a long drive to the cabin.

    But Dex's place looks better inside. Nice.
  11. DexterDay

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    It is a house... Basically. 2 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms. (1 bed and bath up and 1 bed and bath down). The loft is just a second livingroom.

    My MIL and FIL owned there own business. Rusco products out of Boardman Ohio. The company was handed down to my BIL and my MIL boyfeiend. They do Kitchens, Bathrooms, and Walk-in-Closets. The interior of the Cabin spared little expense.

    If it wasn't for the 1.5 hr drive, my BIL would live there... But having a business to run, he works late most nights (again, for 25 its a HUGE undertaking).

    They lost there parents at a young age.... Sad to think why things happen the way they do. He was almost 15 when his Dad died. My Wife was 19. My MIL passed 2 yrs ago this August. I know that things happen for a reason.... But after seeing all that has happened to them......

    Anyways... It is a nice getaway. But I still wish they were here to see it. A shot of Jim Beam and a Beer for FIL were in order when we were there.
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  12. DexterDay

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    Scotty, no worries....

    We were busy as Chit.... Plus no signal :(

    When we go back, I will call for sure! I need help cleaning up and I may need a BIGGER SAW :)
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  13. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Father in law did the same thing. Built one hell of a place with his own hands and never got to enjoy it because of leukemia taking him out. But as in this case made something the family will use and enjoy for a long time.
  14. DexterDay

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    Yep... He enjoyed it for almost 10 yrs. But my Son, Daughter and my BIL (And his soon to be family) will enjoy it for years.

    He passed from a Heart attack at 43. My MIL from cancer at 51 (10 yrs later). They left a legacy for there children. They were short for there years. But left a lot.

    My BIL got there this evening. I thought about staying the entire week! But I had grass to cut and a garage to clean. !!!
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    That's pretty much my back yard. Great area if you like the sticks.
    I'm down in Leeper and Ridgeway quite often. Look me up if your out that way again and I may swing in
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  16. DexterDay

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    Will do.... But I wanna run that 92 vintage 660 ;)
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  17. blacktail

    blacktail Minister of Fire

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    My thoughts exactly. Cabin or house, I still wouldn't want to leave the place. Looks awesome.
  18. ScotO

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    Terrible to gear how young your inlaws were when they passed.....they were in their prime years. Cancer is a horrible disease that is in my family too. My mom's older sister died at 43 and her younger sister at 39. Pap lived to be 71 before it ravaged him, they were all amazing people. Anyway, its nice to know that you guys continue their legacy with that cabin. Sounds to me like your wife and her brother turned out to be very responsible people, and I'm sure their parents are looking down on all of you with pride.
  19. Defiant

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    Hey, where's the photo of you with the foil hat?
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  20. DexterDay

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    I left the Foil cap there. So the next time I go back, I can get a little reception. :)

    They would be proud. My Wife got several degrees after 6 yrs and made Deans list every year. Becoming a teacher is something she knew she always wanted. Her Mother got to see her accomplish this.. But her Father would be proud to know his Baby is doing what she wanted to do.

    My BIL just graduated. Getting his Bacholers in Mechanical Eng. He was left the family business (we live almost 2 hrs away and had no real desire) and it quickly made him become one of the youngest, yet most responsible young men I know. He has a heart of Gold and would give anyone the shirt off his back.

    He is at the Cabin now.. He goes every weekend he is not at a Trap Shoot. He constantly places in the top of C and B class. His gun of choice is a Perazzi (spelling? I know it cost more than my car!)
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  21. thewoodlands

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    Looks like a great place to kick back, very nice Dex.

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  22. DexterDay

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    Thanks Zap


    Last photos. Finally got some from the Laptop.


    Here are some of the Kiddo's. The one of my Daughter is the day before we went to Pa. We had a wedding to go to (I was the Best Man) and other than the Bride, my girl was the star of the Show ()

    I dont want her to grow up :(. Gonna break my heart..

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    Beautiful place you have there Dexter.Thanks for sharing with us.
  24. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    She is adorable, wait a minute someone just sent me a photo of you with the tin cap MV5BMTM4NTY2OTY4M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODc4NTkxNA@@._V1._SX100_SY140_.jpg
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    What a sweetheart. Lucky guy Dex.

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