hobbit castle

311Yesterday was absolutely magical.

During the Winter, my friend Addie watched over a, well- it’s a house, but a more appropriate way of describing it is a magical compound set into the side of a glacier mound surrounded by woods and riverbeds. It’s a truly inspiring property- a cabin with more rooms than I could count; an open, multi-level building heated solely by wood stove. Closer to the road sits an enormous glass-encased pavilion/workshop (shown in the top picture). Nooks and crannies abound, as well as mysterious cemented-off tunnels.

292There was treasure to be found everywhere.

 Addie invited a bunch of folks out to the property- dubbed “The Hobbit Castle”- for a huge party. We packed the car and rolled in around 4 pm. We cracked some beers, took off exploring…

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 Lairs!

324 See-through stairs!

303      <- and a bedroom, oh my!

           A few of us hiked up the mound just in time for the sun to set.

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Then we scurried down the hill, ate some food, explored some more, and before long, the bands started setting up in the glass house. Three of our friends’ bands played- The Wets, Bes Monde, and Cowboy Winter. I think Cowboy went on at about 2 am. After the music died down, we found nooks to sleep in and the sun came up on us, leaving a few folks without a wink of sleep.

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