Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Return to Three Otters Eco Retreat

My extended family returned to Three Otters for a family reunion in mid-August.
We were there for the first time last year.  Visit here to read about that.

You never know what the weather will be like in August but we lucked out with mid 80┬║ days and cool nights.  (The week after we got back the temps climbed much higher.)

The owner of Three Otters said of all their visitors, my family enjoys the water most and it makes her heart sing to see how much fun we have on the Potomac River.

The kayaks were constantly in use.

The canoes too.

Even the dogs loved the water and we had three come this year, one all the way from San Francisco.

Here a scene of the water's edge from the perspective of a canoe.

Dan and I took a canoe upriver.  The current was strong and the water was higher this year but oh, so lovely.

Here is the one yurt, two more will be in place for next year.

Three tent cottages were new this year.  They had front porches.

Dan and I stayed in this vintage trailer, the yellow one, and my brother and sister in law from Arizona stayed in the other one.

Just sitting with feet in the water and talking was a delight.

Tubes were enjoyed too.

Dan didn't quite fit into the kayak, legs too long.

Have you ever seen bubbles bounce on the water?  These did.

Thirty members made it this year.  Next year we hope to have more come because this was less than half of the total.

If you want to find out more visit their website: Three Otters Eco Retreat.  Just don't book the place when we plan to return there.

By the way my blogging time is being limited these days by other commitments and responsibilities, one of which is helping the new parents of our third granddaughter.  I'll get here as often as I can.


Blogoratti said...

What a fun outing and the weather looks just perfect. Nothing like spending time with family. Very lovely photos indeed. Warm greetings to you.

Tom said...

...what a big bunch of folks, I come a really small family!

Fun60 said...

What a terrific place for family gathering.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Marcia, I remember when you had a reunion there before... Such a neat place to gather... August would be good though with all of the water options available..... Gorgeous.. Bet that canoe ride was nice!

We've had some tragedy in our family. You can read my last 2 blog posts in order to get details.... Now there's another problem: flooding in Houston where my son Mark lives... Very sad situation.


krishna said...

What a beautiful place away from city hustle n bustle..

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