So we had a huge storm (wind + rain) at home and up at the Lodge this week. The kids had no school on Monday and Tuesday. The entire town of Sugar Hill has no power. Apparently our street is impassable with downed trees and power lines.
It’s strange being disconnected from the lodge and not knowing if everything is OK there. It’s become clear how important it is to have a connection to the neighbors and a caretaker being so far away from the house.
It’s now day 2 and still no power, looks like the electric company has 30% of customers without power, so it may be several days.
We’re planning on heading up this Friday, so hopefully things are cleaned up by then!
Well, I haven’t been doing as good of a job of keeping the blog up to date over the past few weeks.
We’ve been up at the Lodge each weekend in October though.
On the first weekend, we had an extra day off for Columbus day. On Sat+Sun we had our friend Jenn and her two kids up. In the morning we hiked Mt. Willard. It was a peak foliage weekend and the trail was packed!
On the second weekend, we had my parents up. On Saturday night Michele and I took advantage of the babysitters and had a date time. We went to the Woodstock Brewery, which was a lot of fun (and really hopping!) Also, we got some good projects accomplished, including repairing our broken sofa bed (thanks Dad!) and getting that upstairs.
On the third weekend, Michele’s brother, David, came up to visit. Most of the crew hiked Mt. Osceola.
Cannon will be opening in one month and we are very excited to get the ski season started!
This weekend we had no visitors at the Lodge. On Saturday, Eli and Dave hiked Mt. Liberty (4459′). The hike had 3000′ of elevation gain. Overall it took us about 7 hours to complete. The top was chilly and there were even some snowflakes! Eli did great on the hike, but was getting very tired in the last hour or so. I think I tuckered him out!
On Sunday we spent the morning cleaning up the Lodge. Also, we went to the Sugar Hill Autumn Festival, which was a small little craft fair in town.
Good shot of our view at the Lodge in Autumn!