A few weeks ago, we took my mother and her sister for a little getaway at Pokagon State Park;
we stayed in the gorgeous Potawatomi Inn in northeastern Indiana ~ known for its popular toboggan run.
This painting in the inn portrays the entrance to the park.
~ antique toboggan in the entry ~
So many of my photos taken in the dimly-lit inn were a tad blurry ~
They still had a few Christmas displays here and there.
Some of the sculptures had me and my aunt drooling ~ gorgeous!
She loves birds even more than I do, I think.
We loved this antler transformed into an eagle.
They have several old boat motors on display ~ Clayton was pleased to find one like his grandfather used to have.
For two days, we played endless games of Qwirkle, Michigan Rummy, 42 ~ and one mandatory game of Scrabble
that I told them they had to play ~ just for my sake ~ I love that game, but the rest of them don't ~
A warm fire blazed in the lobby fireplace, night and day.
There must have been a dozen jigsaw puzzles strewn throughout the lobby
and down the long, picture-windowed hallway ~ several people were enjoying them.
~ loved this lobby window ~
~ native American quotes ~
A window in our room looked out over the frozen Lake James.
The front lawn must be a beautiful place to sit in the summertime.
~ that famous toboggan run ~
The quarter-mile run features a drop of 90 feet over the length of the course;
the rails are refrigerated and the thrilling ride down the run usually lasts less than one minute.
~ fireplace in the dining hall ~
Now that is one giant eagle! ~ the carving stood in the corner of the dining hall.
Upside-down boats and canoes are hung from the dining hall ceiling.
~ luscious breakfast buffet ~
Clayton and I walked downstairs to see what the pool area looked like;
they also have a large game room down there with an air hockey game and a ping-pong table.
Caricatures on the wall were fun to see.
The squirrel station drew a lot of chuckling onlookers.
~ white-breasted nuthatch ~
Birdfeeders were really busy since the weather was so very cold and snowy.
We just really enjoyed gazing out at the frosty landscape while staying toasty warm inside the inn.
A few brave souls shoveled a place on the frozen lake to do a bit of ice skating.
Our lovely time away ended all too soon ~ Mother and her sister ~ ready to brave the cold again.
I think this place could quickly become a favorite for us ~ it was absolutely wonderful.
The food, atmosphere, setting ~ everything was fabulous; we would like to enjoy it with our children sometime.
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"My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest."