Sunday, June 11, 2006
We went up north this weekend to talk to the builder who will be contructing our cottage on this plot of land this summer. I can't believe, after all this time, that this dream of ours is actually going to become a reality. It certainly has been a long time coming. My husband and I have been coming up to this area since we were first married 30 years ago. We came because my mother used to come here with my aunts and grandparents ever since they were little girls. They would spend their summers here playing and swimming at the beaches, bicycling, going for ice cream cones after supper, attending the outdoor plays put on by a local theatrical troupe, watching the sunsets, browsing thru the quaint little shops, etc. etc. Compared to most areas, I have to say that not much has changed here. And what has changed I would say have been improvments for the better. My family never was interested in owning any property up here. In fact none of them owned their own property back home either. They were always content to rent. And in the summers they would rent one of the darling little cottages from the same resort whenever they came for a visit. The area is is considered an artist's community which explains my attraction besides the family history that is here. Many people retire in this area and open galleries to showcase their various artistic talents. My husband has always wanted to have a summer home, so we combined his dream with my love of this area and decided to purchase 6 acres of land to form our dreams into one. I'll try to document the progression of this dream here on the blog.