We have been blessed with such a long, mild autumn! Never would I have guessed that we'd be able to sneak in a little weekend getaway in the woods of Maine without snowshoes or skis after Thanksgiving. But that's exactly what we did, Adelaide, Harper and I. With a great big group of old friends (and new friends too!), we ventured deep into the woods of Western Maine to Flagstaff Hut, a Maine Huts and Trails eco-lodge. We've never done a Maine Huts and Trails trip before, but I am so glad we did, and I'm already plotting the next adventure back there or maybe to one of the other huts. The particular hut we chose included just a short two mile hike in and out, and plenty of opportunity for exploring longer hikes once we got there. All from a comfy, cozy (and warm!) solar powered lodge as our base, with access to a kitchen for preparing our meals. Glamping, maybe. Delightful, yes!
In a late night, pre-bedtime moment of nerves, my little guy asked if I'd be right there when he woke up (instead of in the cabin I'd settled into with the grown ups). Besides being able to ease those nerves, the next best thing to being in the kids cabin was the wake up time. Because if it weren't for all those little guys giggling and throwing pillows at six in the morning, I would have entirely missed the sunrise walk on the lake. And that, well, that was pretty dreamy.