When trying to think of a memorable place, one seems to take precedence over the others. A place I have been going to since I was born; My cottage in the Northwoods. When I think about it I cannot remember a bad time I have had there. My cottage is situated on a small lake right outside Eagle River, Wisconsin. They are but four cottages on the lake so natural beauty dominates the landscape. This seclusion also adds to the serenity of the location and to its appeal as a northwoods hideaway. Above the lake on top of a small hill is my cottage, A one story, myriad of rooms. It became this way after two series of editions the result resembles a tiny maze. My cottage shares the concept of not being just a house but a home. I can even remember the smell of everytime we enter it. I spend some much time there that it has taken on a more sentimental characteristic then just a one time vacation destination. It was built by my great grandpa and the legacy has continued today. The cabin also represents family becase of the history it has and the time we spend together there.
There are many reasons that I travel to my cottage but one of them is to releave stress and to take a break from my everyday life. I cannot think of a more peaceful place then sitting on my dock right after sunset and staring at the calm, glass like surface of the water. It is a good place to just think and soak in the calm of the early night. The densy oxygenated air is so easily breathed in you just can't help to let all go.
Another purpose it serves is for activity. I am never more entertained then when I am at my cottage. The lake is not the only source of energy, there is also the woods surounding the lake. We spends days exploring the seemingly infinite trails and as a child we built forts to "house" my many cousins. There is always something to do and I detest the time I have to get in the car and go home.
My cabin represents family, activity, serenity, and home and that is why I would rather be in no other place.