Thank you South Seminole Lodge for allowing me to share my family vacation with you.
My kids can’t help but feel excited every time their dad announces a Brotherhood Meeting at the South Seminole Lodge. We consider it a great weekend that my family always looks forward to after a busy week in school and in the office. My husband often takes us to his meetings so we can get together with the Brother’s families and just have fun with them. I couldn’t agree more when he said that it’s always a great bonding moment for our family and the other families on the brotherhood as well. For me, it’s a special treat, sort of a mini vacation over the weekend. Located in the heart of Portland Oregon, this luxurious cabin would take about 30 minutes drive from the city proper. You’d have to pass by peaceful sceneries, trees, and a lake along the way. Once inside this excusive property, you’d get the feel of being away from the stressful life at the city and just relax in this peaceful sanctuary.
The stylish Log Mansion which stood inside the 5-acre Southseminole Estate is the place where the Brotherhood holds its regular meetings, team building and family gathering. It’s a lavish park packed with complete rooms and amenities that lets you perfectly enjoy more activities. It’s like the second home of our family and I totally love the place. There is an indoor and outdoor swimming pool where kids and adults can frolic. Beside the pool is a Jacuzzi bubbling with warm water where we usually chat while our kids go swimming. During night time, the Brothers would go bonding over grill and beers, while the rest of the family sleeps inside their cozy, deluxe bedrooms. Sometimes, the kids and I would go camping outside during the “Night with the boys”. These are just some happy memories that my family fondly shared in this house which had been a great part of my kids’ happy childhood. What that I love about the lodge is its housekeeping, which did a commendable job in making us feel at home while we’re on vacation.
Every area in the house is highly maintained. From the lawn, the garden, the windows all over the place and the pools are consistently clean. How I wish I had the same cleanliness in my own house, especially with our windows, walls and gutters. I saw one of the window cleaning trucks outside, So I quickly took a picture of it and browsed the internet finding their website. Total Window Cleaning was their name. Even though we live in a different state I contacted them out of curiosity. Unfortunately they were not a franchise company and couldn’t serve our home in Minnesota. However the gentlemen recommended me to a company he networks with ensuring I would be in good hands. It was a pleasant conversation and I was thankful he took the time to speak with me even though I would not be a paying customer.
We stayed a total of eight days at the Lodge and when it came time to go home as every year, it was a sad moment packing up our bags. We go through this every year no matter where we vacation. There seems to be a void we leave when it’s time to pack up. This void seems to last the entire trip driving or flying home, then a whole new group of emotions set in as we arrive home.
Home sweet home is what they say!!