Top: Cabin Survival Kit Bottom: From the desk of Kurt Ehnle.
I'm back from our favorite cabin in woods! Before we left, Kurt surprised me with this "Cabin Survival Kit." He tracked down some of my favorite treats and reads, and stuffed them into the Fjallraven backpack I've had my eye on (an early birthday gift). As you can see, he included this note on his custom letterhead.
Top: Kinfolk magazine!
Our cabin trip in the Gorge was an honest effort to wring out that last drops of summer. Literally, in fact. We woke on Saturday to thunderstorms, wind and rain banging on the tin roof. I did a lot of reading under a quilt with a little dog on my lap.
Little sister / buddies / classy cocktail
My little sister and I cooked suppers together. We drank dark and stormies out of the cabin's tacky party stemware, joking about how overwhelmed we were with weekend's busy itinerary. It went something like this: watch movies, eat cheeseburgers, get in the hot tub, make rice krispy treats. Rough, right? While we languished, Kurt and his buddies spent many hours on the deck, drinking coffee, playing backgammon, and laughing. We were born to be mild.
These guys (^) like being at the cabin. I was constantly shooing them away from the boards under the grill, where there was a small pool of burger grease from our dinner and many others' previous dinners. When they weren't hysterically trying to haz cheeseburgers, they were coating the roadsides with pee and wallowing in dead smells. Dog heaven.
Backgammon / Red River Gorge is Ale 8 country
Coffee / Belgian waffle with mascarpone and honey / kanelbullar
Breakfasts are a big deal on cabin trips. Here are my recipes for some weekend favorites: Belgian waffles and kanelbullar (Swedish cinnamon rolls). If you go with waffles, you're better off topping them with mascarpone, sliced bananas, and honey. Just trust me.
I love Kentucky.
- Our previous cabin trips to Red River Gorge.
- Rent a cabin.