Several years ago Mrs. Z. offered to sell us her cottage. Mrs. Z.’s cottage was located on a pristine lake. Mrs. Z’s cottage needed a lot of work. Tearing it down and putting up a tent would be one option.
We thought about the pros and cons of owning a cottage and came up with mostly cons.
1) Weekend traffic
2) Cottage maintenance
3) Same old, same old, year after year
This summer we discovered the joy of cottage life without all the cons. Well, we still had to do the traffic thing (during the G8 even).
For five nights we rented a cottage big enough for our whole family, with a dock on a gorgeous lake with the use of a canoe and a paddleboat, a brand new BBQ, a fully equipped kitchen better than the one at home, a TV for World Cup Soccer, movies and toys galore.
The votes are in. We’ll be doing this again.