Sunday, November 05, 2006

Little Week-end Community

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Lakeside is one of the religious summer camp communities that popped up in the context of the Chautauqua Movement of the late 19th century, and one that survives today. While not as large, elaborate, or ecumenical as Chautauqua, Lakeside is still charming in its distinctly Methodist way, with 100+-year-old guest houses like the one in which the eight of us stayed, buildings that tend to look like churches even when they aren't and, of course, a lake.

We stayed up until 2:30 the first night, discussing The Election. We walked all over the place (several times) on Saturday. We went out for dinner and watched The Witches of Eastwick, a fairly ridiculous movie that fit our mood well. We drank very moderately and talked excessively.

horned grebes and bufflehead and hooded mergansers came to visit. There is nothing that cheers me up quite like the appearance of bufflehead in November.


Edelweiss said...

Amazing blog and pictures!
Take care,and congratulations

Kathryn said...

It looks like a perfect getaway. I'm glad you had fun!

sunflowerkat119 said...

What a beautiful place for a little get away. It's just darling...

Terrific pics of the waterfowl. Thanks for sharing!

Paul said...

Many scenes in "Witches" were filmed near my former house. The church into which Jack bursts covered with feathers is Cohasset Unitarian, about a mile away. One of the witches lived on the Gulf River where I used to fish for bass.

Anonymous said...

great pictures, what a lovely place


Carol said...

It sounds and looks like a lovely weekend. How's the thumb? Great entries.

Anonymous said...

Often wondered where the ducks you mention went when they left our pond. Every spring and fall they spend a couple of days with us, then the next day they have vanished. Wish we could keep them with us as they are so beautiful and such fun to watch.
Really enjoy your writings.