Friends own a membership in a camping resort on Lake Merwyn in Washington State. The site is stunning. The lake is deep between steep ridges - Maybe a thousand vertical feet,- and the sites are scattered all up and down, and are hidden from one another. People can put trailers up, but not build permanent structures. But it makes sense to put a roof over the trailer to keep the winter snowfall from piling up on the flat top of the trailer.
Of course, If one person puts up a little roof, the next person puts up a little bigger roof and creates a sheltered porch to sit on.. The next person maybe puts up a bigger roof and perhaps a wall to screen the wind. Then a storage shed. Then an enclosed sunporch with view.
The resort has a beautiful indoor pool, a fabulous swimming zone on the lake itself, boat ramps and docks, stunning views of Mt. St. Helens, roaming does and fawns, peace, quiet, nature, fresh air, serenity. We took the RV up, spent the day with our friends and the night in a visitor site. It was a great escape.
With my vision problems lately, I have been appreciating being able to see. And oh how I filled my eyes with light and beauty this weekend. Morning mist drifting over the lake. A raven soaring overhead. Sun pouring through the green maple leaves and flashing off the early fallen yellow leaves. A fawn just losing the last of his spots. And Mt. St. Helen's as a backdrop to ranks and ranks of ridges fading into the distance.