Cabin On The Lake

1173746_10201761965435333_614595730_nA little over a week ago, I was able to fly into Spokane, WA. for my High School Reunion.  It was so fun to visit with past friends (no need to mention how many years have gone by).   Most of my family still resides in Spokane so I always have a place to stay.  On Sunday, my cousin Patti asked her sister and I to accompany her while she went to preview a lake cabin on Lake Chatcolet.  Just a 45 minute drive from Spokane Valley.  We were more than happy to do so.  Patti just moved back to Spokane in June from San Diego.  She plans to retire here.  This is a view from one direction while standing in front of the cabin.  So beautiful.1148773_10201761963155276_1752596988_nHere’s a view looking the other direction.1170729_10201761960515210_1905883549_nAnd here’s the cute little cabin, just over 600 sq. ft.  All the cabins surrounding the lake are small and many have enclosed their front decks with screens.  They make perfect sleeping porches or additional dining space without the worries of mosquitoes or bees.969641_10201762038117150_1249845595_nHere’s a closeup and a little more clear photo.  The sun was shining so bright.  It was a perfect day for sitting on the dock with our feet dangling in the water.My Cousin's Little Cabin On The Lake (1)Patti wrote a deposit check right then and there.  She was SOLD!!!  I’m so happy I got to be apart of this exciting time in her life.  There is another cousin who has a cabin just 4 doors down from hers.  There will be lots of time here building memories in the future!!!945991_10201761973115525_1576706594_nWe’re not completely sure who is more exciting about this new venture…Patti or her very special puppy Sienna!My Cousin's Little Cabin On The Lake (3)

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My Cousin's Little Cabin On The Lake (5)Making her stop and pose for the camera now!My Cousin's Little Cabin On The Lake (6)Another shot with her hair down!My Cousin's Little Cabin On The Lake (16)We were all so engrossed in the details of the property that we forgot to take photos of the inside before the owner locked it up and left.  But I can tell you…it’s ADORABLE.  Two bedrooms, one bath with lots of built-ins.  My favorite feature has to be the stone fireplace though.  This little cabin was built in the 1930’s and not much has been touched since then.My Cousin's Little Cabin On The Lake (23)This is the parking space with a large wood shed built underneath.  The sign above will soon read “The Dikes Family” (or something similar to this).My Cousin's Little Cabin On The Lake (20)This is the space behind the cabin.  Large enough to pitch a tent for overflow.  The previous owner’s son said there was an old outhouse in the bushes but none of us went looking for it!My Cousin's Little Cabin On The Lake (22)This is the stairway that leads down from the parking area to the cabin.  So charming and rustic but Patti has plans to have new stairs built for safety reasons.My Cousin's Little Cabin On The Lake (16)Another dream has come true and a check off the old bucket list for my very deserving cousin!  Congratulations Patti!!!  I wish you many years of enjoyment as you spend time at your CABIN ON THE LAKE!

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  1. Looks like a piece of rustic heaven. And a wonderful place to spend some time pondering life’s bigger issues like what to have for dinner or which direction to turn for your evening walk.

    • It is a beautiful place Heather…and you are SO right, extremely peaceful. My cousin plans to use it as a getaway to do her writing, but I can only imagine she may get distracted from time to time with this amazing view.

  2. Nice write-up, Cousin. It was VERY special to have you and Joni with me for this dream come true! I expect many happy memories will be made here. Of course, you and Dave have an open invitation to visit the lil’ cabin anytime, whether I am there or not! I think I will call it “Patti’s Place” so as not to confuse those looking for Nathan’s cabin done the road five cabins past mine. Love ya, Patti

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