Saunatimes readers were first introduced to Mike (another Mike!) here, sharing his story about building his own sauna at his cabin in Northern Minnesota. The journey began with 50′ of carpenter string and the use of their cabin is now expanded to all the seasons.
I’ve been meaning to drop you a quick line to fill you in on our winter weekend at the lake. We are finding out that the cabin is as much fun in winter as it is in summer. The new sauna makes it even better. We headed up Saturday morning of President’s Day weekend and stayed till Monday. We spent the weekend doing exactly what should be done at a cabin–relaxing, unwinding and enjoying family time. We were in and out of the sauna several times. I may have told you that we opted for the stainess steel water tank on our Kuuma, and winter bathing in the sauna is an absolute luxury when there’s no running water in the cabin. Hot water, sauna soap and steam–it’s our own private spa. Anyway, in between sauna time we trekked around the lake with our dogs, got on the cross country skiis for a loop on freshly groomed trails and celebrated my nephew’s 18th birthday. I spent part of an afternoon in a rocking chair sipping a beer and reading a book in front of a fire while my wife napped on the couch. Simple things that we don’t take enough time to do when we are at home. Needless to say, none of us wanted to leave on Monday. Anyway, feel free to share with your readers. It was the kind of perfect weekend that makes life grand.