Monday, March 28, 2011

Our Little Hilton

Why oh why do I always start the Hilton (aka. hunting cabin)  posts with food???
Fried potatoes
Homemade toasted bread
Cooked Apples

It was just the 2 of us this time so I only made biscuits once. 
We had the little pan with sausage and gravy and the bigger
pan of biscuits I flash froze and put in a ziploc bag for the next trip.

Fried Pork Chops too!

See that crock pot?  My dad found that at a yard sale and gave it
to me to bring to our little hideaway.
Barbecue Chicken
Potato salad
Baked beans

Boy we eat a lot when we are there!!
Homemade pizza!!!

It rained most of the weekend so I didn't go out too much.
Sweet Hunter went hunting even when it rained.
I loved hearing the rain on the tin roof of the shed.

We only enjoyed one good fire outside but let me tell you I really enjoyed myself.
Do I always say that?
Well when I go there it is not the hurry up kind of world.
It is a renewing of the mind kind of world.
Do you know what I mean?

Did I tell you that our hunting buddies never spent the night
at the hideaway?  They helped us work when we first got the cabin
but they were so busy they never came to enjoy it.

So this year they decided not to lease it again
so we just did it by ourselves.  I don't blame them.
If I was that busy I wouldn't want to either.
Now as for me I told "sweet hunter" that I would not
trade our little getaway for 2 weeks in the Bahamas.
That is the truth!!! I would rather have several weekends
in a little shack that I have made my home away from home
than to go off somewhere. 

When the guys first showed us this little place we didn't know what to think.
It was so rough and still is but there is just something about it that I love.

Can you see the 3 deer in this picture?
They are crossing the creek.

We have cameras out in several places on our land so we
get on our 4 wheeler to go and get the cards out to
see what we have on them.  Those trail cameras are great.

This one was on my camera. My trail camera is on the road.
I used to get the most pictures until "sweet hunter" put a
camera on the creek.  Now he gets the most pictures.

I just had to show you this.  At this place we have to improvise.
My daddy brought this to me.  He didn't know what it was and I didn't either.
When he first gave it to me, I wondered what he was thinking so it stayed in
our garage for a while.  Then I had this lightbulb moment!!!
So we took it to " Our Little Hilton" and it now is a coat rack!!!!
Do you have a clue what it really is??

We had a wonderful time.  "Sweet Hunter" hunted for turkey.
He had several gobbling all around him but couldn't get a clear shot.
He loves to get outside in the woods. He said he heard so many whippoorwills!
He said it was amazing.  Here is a link to hear what they sound like if you are interested.
While he was out doing that I was either cooking, resting, sewing or rearranging!!!
I LOVE it at "Our Little Hilton"!!! Thats our new name for it!!!
Today I am thankful for............quiet & peaceful times.

 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Romans 12:2


Alice Grace said...

Oh, I love the deer pictures! And of course, the food looks great, but the best is sitting by that fire in the quiet. I would love that!

Glenda said...

I'm so glad you had a great time! What a relaxing place for weekends. I think maybe you should open a bed & breakfast out there. :) I would love to wake up to that breakfast!

Angela said...

Val, Wow girl, you must love to cook. And a good one at that. That food made my mouth water. Those pork chops are to die for. I can only imagine how nice it would be to be away in the peace and quiet. You are so lucky to have a place like that to retreat to. And the deer are so pretty. Sorry hubby didn't get a turkey. Mr. P. was suppose to go for the night this week, and the friend he was going with had so much damage from hail this weekend, he had to call off the trip. They both still have plenty of time to hunt tho. Have a good week.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I'd love to stay at "your" Hilton. I bet my deer hunter would even come along.
Such peace!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Oh, I love your little Hilton! We have our own, too, but it's on wheels and we get to take it to different places! Blessings, Becky

Rhonda said...

well, that cabin is not my cup of tea, but I am so glad you like it and had such a good time.
now the food, that is my cup of tea though. yum!

i love to have frozen biscuits to make a good breakfast with no fuss too.

Lori said...

Your food always looks so yummy! Good ol' comfort food and that bonfire really makes me want SpPring to hurry up so we can start our bonfires again. So happy for you that you have your little Hilton to escape to.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow the food looks so yummy! Hope Hunter gets a turkey :-)

Susannah said...

Love to be able to hear the sounds of the whippoorwills. Thanks for that. Oh..peace and quiet!!! And a great campfire! Sounds just heavenly!


Allie said...

Val, I think this place is a HUGE blessing to you. No distractions, no pressure, just a place to enjoy. Love your trail pictures!

caknitter said...

You must be the best cook in Georgia. Your meals always look so delicious.
I need a little bit of your peaceful world right now. :-)

Granny said...

Your little Hilton looks like heaven to me. That makes a perfect coat/hat rack. When Grampy and I used to camp I swear we'd eat twice as much as we did when we were home.

Amelia said...

Such a good array of food...getting away from the the normal buzz of every day is always a welcome relief.

Pat said...

I love the sights and sounds you share with us from your special getaway place!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've been telling my husband it's time to get the camper ready - I'm wanting some of that peace and quiet too! blessings, marlene

Michelle said...

Life and happiness is doing what you love. I'm so glad you have your little Hilton to retreat to. Those memories will stay with you forever.

Anonymous said...

Your rack looks like a snow ski rack to me....

But coats suit it just fine too.

Love Bears All Things said...

I had to enlarge the one with the 3 Deer in order to see them....I know just why it is such a special place for you...
Mama Bear