I mentioned in my last post that we climb up to the tree house at night to watch the sunset. You may have visions of a weensy, rickety little box, built by a couple of kids. But no, this one is about 100 sq feet with a second story loft, cedar shingles, 10 old windows (2 of them dormers) and a wrap around deck overlooking the lake. The owner of the cottage, once he had gutted the old 1934 cottage and rebuilt it, needed another project, and upon the request of his 5 children built them a tree house. So fine it is, it once got a mention in Cottage Life magazine.
There's a Nuisance Bear roaming the area. He was spotted at 1 in the afternoon, and last night I was awakened to the sound of him turning over the trash bins. This morning it looked like drunken teenagers had overturned all the bins along the dirt road, minus the empty beer bottles. There are stories of bears breaking through screens to get food inside cottages, and I know if this bad boy comes anywhere near, I'll be the first one hiding up in that tree house.