Early in October, two friends and I went on a weekend knitting retreat in a cabin about an hour’s drive from our towns. The advantage of this was that while we were far enough away that our families couldn’t pester us, we didn’t spend hours driving just to get there.
Although the weather was generally miserable, blustery and cold, with the occasional light rain, we made the best of it. The cost of the cabin was only $50 per night, so shared between the three of us the expenses were negligible. The memories though still sustain me today.
We each brought food (more than we could eat, it turned out), snacks, coffee, tea, and of course the two most important items, wine and chocolate. Elizabeth brought a scrumptious selection of crackers, fresh vegetables, and cheeses, in addition to our first night’s dinner, a wonderful vegetarian Thai curry. The spicy curry was the perfect meal for the chilly evening with temperatures dipping into the mid thirties. Angela served us her delicious and filling lasagna the next day for lunch. We had just returned from a wonderful walk and were suitably hungry. What a treat! My contributions were a French green lentil soup, and a serving of Indian chickpea curry for dinner. But I think we all gained two pounds each just from the treats.