Monday, April 21, 2014

Arrowhead Lodge

Have I ever written about Arrowhead Lodge?  I can't remember.

Four miles south of our house and up the mountain a ways is our cabin, Arrowhead Lodge.  It's what brought us to VA 16 years ago.  We bought it as a vacation get-away and then moved here about 5 years later.  I think that's right.

We moved to the house we're in now 8 years ago.  James can correct me if I'm wrong.  I'm bad with dates.  We go to the cabin/lodge every now and then, mostly when we have company staying there or if  James wants to practice piano.  Tonight we had dinner there.  We cooked out on the bbq pit.  No meal tastes bad cooked on this stone pit.
It was a lovely evening and Possum Run was hopping like Easter Bunny on a mission.  This creek is just out the back door of the cabin and there are 4 bedrooms just above it.  It's a great noise to be lulled to sleep by.

When Adam and his cousins were little we used to play Pooh Eggs in this creek.  Do you remember the episode of Winnie the Pooh when Pooh and his pals played Pooh Sticks?  The object of the game is to drop  sticks (or plastic Easter eggs) into the creek on one side of the bridge and see whose stick/egg comes out on the other side first.  In the case of the eggs, they often got caught in eddies and took forever to make it out without being helped along.  I feel certain Adam and his cousins have fond memories of this like I do.

Every now and then I tell James we should sell the lodge but on nights like tonight I'm reminded of how many special times we've had there and wonder if I'd miss it.


  1. It looks like a really special place . . . so I would vote for keeping it!!!! Looks pretty much picture perfect.

  2. I'll betcha a weekend stay that I could make a meal that tastes bad on that bbq pit...