If I had to be adopted into any of family, it would be the Bergen's. I admire them so much. Beyond being kind, welcoming, low maintenance and easy going, they are full of light, positivity and life experiences. Being around them is a treat. They also love it (tolerate it) when I take their photo.
It was nearing the end of summer when I visited Miina's cottage. I arrived with a lemon loaf and a batch of my favourite cookies. The "cottage" is actually a long and narrow houseboat perched in the St Lawrence River. It is huge and has many bedrooms, which is why they used to run it as a B&B. It was built in another era, the first decade of the 1900s. As you walk from the front to the back, you notice the tilt in the floor from the way it is permanently docked. It feels a bit awkward, unless of course you have known the place your entire life. I think it is a fascinating and special place. My trip was refreshing and needed. It rained a lot, intensely, which I loved. We heard some of the wildest thunder. I was treated to delicious and simple vegetarian meals. We watched Gossip Girl and reminisced about Copenhagen. A lot. We woke up at noon everyday. We (excluding me) bathed in the river. We planned a trip to Hawaii using dial-up internet. In typical Lana style, I had more conversations with Miina's zen-ed out father than with her.Also - if you haven't noticed, I finally have a domain and proper (beautiful!) portfolio! Super stoked. See it at www.lanapribic.com