Saturday, March 23, 2019

Simple Times at Camp

While waiting for spring to arrive, my husband and I were organizing photos in our computer and came across many photos from simpler times. The years have flown by since 2016 when my job got crazy, and I was working overtime on the weekends. I am very happy to say that I have not had to work on the weekend since November, and now that Joe is retired we could not be happier.

In 2012, I was intrigued with a recycled satellite dish gazebo that my friend Marsha in Minnesota had, and I found some info also on Mother Earth News. We went searching for an old satellite dish on Freecycle, and a sweet elderly couple responded. My husband and his friend disassembled the old satellite dish and hauled it to camp in his truck. It was not an easy project, but I was in great shape in 2012 and was able to assist. Joe designed the brackets that were needed, and our family and friends helped secure it in the ground. The only issue we had was keeping snow off of it in the winter. After a few years of enjoying reading and dining under the gazebo, we disassembled it and gave it to my sister for her camp. I never got around to blogging about it, but the memories are fond.  

 I don't recall where I found this fleur de lis, but Joe lovingly attached it to the top of the gazebo. This meant a lot to me, never any grumbling. 

Believe it or not, we are going cross country skiing today. Mother Nature kissed the mountains with 8" of snow, which is on top of the 18" they already had. This is where my camp is located, and we are in need of fresh air and exercise on weekends. I sit at a desk and stare at a computer all week. xo
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. What a unique idea!! A a great tablesetting, too!

  2. Gosh that was cute! I remember reading about these..Oy we were one of the first to actually get a satellite dish and I hated it..:(Like yours..adorb..for TV ugly.

  3. Your gazebo was darling, Debbie! Your sweet Joe is such a gem, isn't he?
    I know you're enjoying your time while playing in the snow! Happy weekend!

  4. What a great way to recycle those satellite dishes! It is lovely.

  5. Wow, that is really cool! I hate that you had to part with the MKC picnic tablescape :) Enjoy your ski, I'm about to swim laps in my heated pool!

  6. It's always surprising to look back and see how fast time has gone by. I love the gazebo. Wish I had some of the things we've moved away and had to leave. Wow, going skiing and we are bbqing in the seventies! Spring has sprung but your outing sounds wonderful. Have a great week.


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