|Peter looks harmless here, but wait until he tapes you making an impromptu speech|
The inside was as delightful as the outside. Love and care were evident in the furnishings, charming decor, comfortable beds, and homey rocking chair. Bug spray, flashlights with extra batteries, and a mini-fridge supplied with coffee creamer and assorted sodas were all thoughtfully provided.
|A guest book on this desk contained messages from the ones "who had come before me." I discovered that National Book Award winner and fellow Children's Book Guild member, Kathy Erskine, had also recently resided in Cabin 17!|
The rural setting in the Pocono Mountains was exquisite.
Here are a few pictures I took on my daily walk . . .
|The Homestead is being renovated|
|Sprouting vegetables to be skillfully used in our meals|
|Peter Jacobi with his admiring "progeny."|
Last, but not least, I HAVE to mention what they fed us while we were there. It was five star! Only the freshest produce and herbs, grass-fed beef—everything of the highest quality. All orchestrated by the chef-goddess Marcia! I will remember those meals forever—and my tight waistband is reminding me of them now!
|Kitchen angel Martha and the one and only Chef Marcia|
|The best zucchini pancakes and Beef Burgundy stew I've ever tasted—no kidding!|
|Simply heavenly carrot cake!|
This man shared with us his aspirations for the Foundation. We also found out that Kent is quite the raconteur! His account of how he got a cooler of live crabs (purchased at the Main Avenue Fish Market in Washington, D.C.) past the security people at National Airport was hilarious!
I will always cherish the memory of my time at the workshop. I learned so much and made wonderful new friends.
Oh, did I mention that I really liked my teacher, Peter Jacobi?