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Advanced cottage mooching


 

Jessica’s tips are very nice for the novice, but when you feel you’re ready to take your lakeside freeloading up a notch:

  1. Leave electronic devices, including your kids’, at home or at least in the car.
  2. Sole exception to #1, bring along Radica 20Q, good for deck or dock.
  3. Pack “Peterson Field Guild to Birds of North America.” Don’t hog it.
  4. Also, “Insects of the North Woods.” If you want to hog it, that won’t be a problem.
  5. Rise first and put on excellent coffee, which you brought along, to brew.
  6. It’s just coffee—no need to brag about it.
  7. If a loon calls after dark, claim to any children present that you are able to interpret its meaning, which is a lament for a lone canoeist who drowned many years ago on this very lake.
  8. Nap.
  9. If you know how, play cribbage. There’s a board somewhere.
  10. On leaving, forget your copy of “Peterson” on the mantle beside the binoculars.

 


 

Advanced cottage mooching

  1. Yikes.

  2. wow this gets published?!

    • Web published. You’re on the Internet; maybe you didn’t notice. Perhaps you need an Internet/Blog primer similar to Geddes’ on cottaging, you seem not to understand the point of its use.

  3. people go to a cottage to relax and enjoy nature – be a great guest by not adding to the workload, clean up after yourself, offer to do a ‘cottage’ chore – give them some space and don’t expect to be waited on ———-some people also sleep in……….watch your p’s & q’s. – bring supplies that are helpful, drinking water, toilet paper and keep the kids orderly and sweep the sand off the floor once in awhile.