Cheesy hash browns and spicy sausage Eggs over easy, hash browns, and toast

And so another season at the moomincabin ends. Yesterday was such a beautiful summery day that it felt like we could leave the place open forever and in truth, it probably could’ve stayed open a couple more weeks. But we want to spend some time at Houghton Lake (and The Planet Ann Arbor!) and no one else seems to have the time and opportunity to go up so this morning, after providing the Mean Old Grunchie Old Grinchie with breakfast, we did the dastardly deed. I took my morning beach walk when it was still mostly dark but here’s the beach once the sun came up (but didn’t show its face). The Kaye Barker was in the parking place at this point. Not sure when it moved down.


Here’s an exterior shot. The storm windows are on and the water is drained at this point (I think) but the lucky-shucky is still on. I hate those storm windows. They are necessary but I spend as little time as possible inside while they are on the windows. Gratuitous shot of the Ninja. Hee – when I handed my commuter card to the gal at the Big Mac, she asked me if *I* was the Ninja. Yes! But really it’s my vee-hickle’s moniker!


Just because, here is a gratuitous shot of the Mean Green Frog Hoppin’ Musheen and Lyme Lounge in front of the Old Cabin. Ready to launch.


I do not know what I would do if Bugs and Horsey ever decide to burn down their outhouse because every single blasted year, I need to use it after we have drained the water and turned it off. THANK YOU!!! Of course, I could easily use the woods or ask Jeep & Pan et al but I’ve come to look forward to my annual visit to the old outhouse I used as a kid. My first outhouse. Was it that dark in there when we were little? I mean in the daylight. There’s a knothole behind the eastern terlet. It doesn’t let in a lot of light. I thought about using my iPhone flashlight but 1) I didn’t wanna drop it you-know-where and 2) I didn’t wanna look you-know-where but, being me, I might have…


And awaaaaay we go. Me behind the Frog Hopper and Lyme Lounge on the cabin road. I am a bit amazed that my speedometer actually reports six mph at this point. Felt more like four. At any rate, this is a sloooow road and that is a good thing.


Back on the Planet Ka-Whomp! More about the interesting parts of our weekend this week. Love y’all, KW!

5 Responses to “Cheesy hash browns and spicy sausage Eggs over easy, hash browns, and toast”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Lovely photos! I bet the change of seasons and shutting things down can be poignant. I get a bit morose as we move into fall because it brings winter, lots of rain and gray days.

  2. l4827 Says:

    Glad you made it back to the planet Ann Arbor, had a safe trip. We are also going to be closing da cabin in a couple weeks. Hope the weather is nice when we do so. Going to miss the photographic excellence of the picture takers up at lake Gitchgoomy this year. That was a wonderful ship in the mist photo this summer. Though the leaves are falling, all seasons are great up there.

  3. Pooh Says:

    I doubt anyone would have noticed if you left the outhouse door open to let in more light!

  4. jane Says:

    I’m with Pooh – leave the door open! the view is much better!! As for the lighting, back then the door opened in, so unless you fully closed it, you would have had more light. I purposefully use the outhouse each year, and not just at closing time. Another great thing about our ‘house’…. TP is provided and safely stored!! 😉

  5. kayak woman Says:

    The door wouldn’t stay open without being propped, which I didn’t take the time to do. Also, BYOTP.