"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Lure Of The Lake

Every 2 years SM's brother Ronnie and his extended family pool their resources together and rent a huge house somewhere vacationey.  

A lot of times it's at a beach or a mountian retreat.

This time they picked Lake Lure in the mountains of North Carolina, one of SM's favorite places.  

We often go out that way for a day trip in the Fall and loop around the Hendersonville area for apples, cider and donuts.  On the way home SM loves to drive through the switchback curves of Lake Lure.

I've never been there in the summer and it was slightly less hot there than at home.  We enjoyed sitting in the shade and gabbing and got back home late (for me anyways).

I'm always fascintated by these rental homes.  Built specifically for rental income, these homes have 5-6 bedrooms and sometimes just as many bathrooms.  Ron's house for the week sleeps 16!

Whenever I'm at these retreats, I like to envision myself waking up every day to that view.  

Would I take it for granted eventually?

Probably.  And then it occurs to me that the majority of homes along the lake shore are not owner occupied anyway.  

The owner of this one wasn't.  They live in Ashville.  They have a boat house where they keep their boat and use it on weekends.

SM and I had a conversation about that once,  If money was no object and you could go anywhere, do anything...What would you do?

To which we both said travel.  I'd rent a house at the place I wanted to be and live there until I was done seeing everything and then pickup and move on to the next place.

I guess that's why RVing interests us for our retirement years.  

Still, it's always fun to see how the other half lives.  
Or doesn't.


  1. I know of what you speak. Two years ago, hubby's brother rented a vacation "cottage" (ha!) that slept 15 and invited us all to congregate there for a little over a week. On a large, quiet lake complete with kayaks, canoe and fishing boat to use. And a lovely dock going out into the lake with benches on the end. The luxurious accommodations were all one could ask for. I think of that place often and fantasize about what it would be like to spend more time there. Sigh.

  2. My Dad & his wife love the Amish country &RV there at least 1 or 2 times every couple of years. AIl we want is friend with a boat & family member w/a RV. We can go anywhere we want. NC beaches are the best!

  3. Lake Lure is a beautiful area. A nice place to take a break!