Monday, September 23, 2013

Into the Woods, with a disco soundtrack


Sign says, Woo, stay away fools, 'cause love rules at the Love Shack!
Well it's set way back in the middle of a field,
Just a funky old shack and I gotta get back
Glitter on the mattress
Glitter on the highway
Glitter on the front porch
Glitter on the hallway
The Love Shack is a little old place where we can get together
Love Shack baby! Love Shack, that's where it's at!


Well it was a 50th Birthday party after all and the birthday boy was the kind of fellow who would need to celebrate this rite of passage in the woods, so off 10 of us trooped for an overnighter to our own two love shacks in the woods. 

There were two cabins at our disposal - a 3 bedroom 'party' cabin and a 2 bedroom one (which was taken by ourselves and our good friends D&D) . 



Rustic - but comfortable.  And frankly, the view inside wasn't the story - it was the river out front.


which the Canada Geese (hey it is Canada!) loved, though they make a horrendous mess!


One man braved the river, his fly rod in hand, though if truth be told, he caught nary a nibble:




Barry using my dad's old fly rod, looking very river-runs-through-it...

The shenanigans were as per usual. 


And that was in the afternoon.

The long day's journey into night party is not for the faint of heart.  There is pacing that must be done, lest one find oneself needing to sleep before the dancing begins or unable to prepare the evening's meal.

But we were paced indeed, the food was divine (a Mexican feast/potluck), the music began in earnest when it ought, the birthday boy wore his 50th birthday sash, yes we DID dance to Love Shack and as is often the case, as we wound down the frivolities late into the night, someone (well me) put on Stairway to Heaven.  Yes. I AM that kind of party person...

The morning was a more subdued affair.  One's friends, so well made up the night before, were pale and bleary-eyed.  There was a bagel-dropping incident courtesy of Rewired's husband - it is a truth universally accepted that when one shows off one's balancing abilities, no good will come of it and none did, though we employed the 5 second floor rule and ate them regardless, because carbohydrates are critical for the morning after. 

Then we checked out, drove an hour home through the gorgeous colours that paint our New Brunswick autumns, and promptly took a nap, because after all, the Emmys were on last night and one needed to be refreshed for the red carpet...

Only one more 50th party to come in the near future.  It is a good thing - I need to recover! 

Tomorrow: Kiki navy sequined ballet flats review!  Have an awesome day and stay safe out there!

22 comments:

  1. Always dance to Love Shack, good policy, I think. Hope you are recovered!

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    1. All better thanks! Nothing like a good night's sleep and a good sense of humour!

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  2. This is superb, great music choices and what a beautiful landscape. I really love log cabins, they remind me of US camp and up north.

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    1. well you would love this area - the whole river is dotted with these fabulous fishing camps!

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  3. Oh my, that looks like a great weekend!

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    1. hi Laura - it was pretty darn good!

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  4. That sounds like a great time! I am excitedly waiting for your review, as I am looking for some party shoes to click my heels to!

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  5. I'm going to have to object to putting Love Shack and Stairway to Heaven into the disco soundtrack category! I have a feeling you meant there was other disco music. I love the B52s! Sounds like a great time was had by all, you have fun friends!

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    1. Cate - I think the B52s defy all categorization and yes, Stairway to Heaven is NOT disco - the disco was in between!

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    2. I agree, and I think Led Zeppelin defies categorization too. It's kind of its own genre. So tell us about the disco music, what was memorable? I'm old enough I lived through the era and like to hear about these things :)

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    3. Cate - it was the holy trinity of late 70s early 80s - BeeGees, early Madonna, MJ

      of course, there are may other artists involved...

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    4. Mais oui! and Gloria Gaynor - even Bob Seger for miss Tabs!

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  6. Looks like you had a great weekend:)
    I was worried,because you didnt post for two day,haha.
    Glad youre back!

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    1. Hi Ina - there was a late night walk in the woods by the ladies that might have ended badly, but we were bold and bad and survived any and all comers! More worried by black bears than anything!

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  7. That looks like a great time and a proper celebration of a 50th birthday! I would have been exhausted after those shenanigans.

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    1. I think you could describe yesterday as "subdued".

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  8. MEXICAN WOODLAND MILESTONE First a song with glitter and now glitter shoes, what fun WMM! And the green bottle-flower power tee made me smile too.

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    1. it was shenanigans worthy of a maritimer, GF!

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  9. Bears? No wonder gallant fisherman didn't catch anything !

    Happy 50th to the birthday boy !

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    1. Yes - lot of black bears and moose!

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