My family, including extended, and I arrived from various parts of the U.S. to attend my eldest daughter's baby shower co-hosted at her parents-in-law's home, approximately 25 minutes away. She will be the first grandchild and great grandchild on both sides.
Unfortunately, I was too busy cooking and putting the final touches on courses I had prepared earlier, to fully enjoy the breathtaking outdoors. Nevertheless, through the kitchen window and the deck, I was able to view the vibrant colors of the leaves in the forest behind the house.
Sanjay can attest that I was up past 1:00 am cooking in the deluxe kitchen, the day of the shower! My younger daughter exclaimed the kitchen was almost as large as her studio apartment.
This is a perfect place to relax, go hiking, biking, golf ( some of the guys did), etc., in a secluded area with friends and family but not too far from great bakeries, groceries and other stores.