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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hidden Treasures

I was in desperate need of a family day last week. We had been going nonstop for weeks with work, visitors and just every day life. Sometimes I just need a time out...a time out to soak in some family time. I know that some day I won't have it, so I make sure to appreciate the time when I can get it.

I had seen a little blub on the internet about The Preacher's Treehouse. There's not much out there about it and maybe that's a blessing. For those that stumble upon it are in for such a treat. We packed a lunch and headed out on our 2 hour drive. After many "are we there yet" and "how much longer's", we finally found arrived at The Preachers Treehouse...and let me just say, it was amazing. I found very little information on the internet about it. It's almost like it's a secret, hidden treasure for those who stumble upon it.

From what I've learned, it was (and still is being) built by a Baptist preacher that was guided to this spot to build the treehouse. I haven't found out how long he's been building it, but it's still a work in progress. It's all built with recycled or donated wood, from old barns, sheds and scrap wood. He's put about $12,000 of his own money into it, mainly for nails. :) When the leaves fall, the tree branches are supposed to form a cross. Oh, and it's roughly 10 stories tall with the top peak! I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves.

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The Chapel


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There's a service each Sunday at 1pm


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The sound of his flute echoed through the air...almost spiritually soothing


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Backview


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Awesome lawn chair swing!...excess wood waiting to be nailed in the background


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Sideview


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We never did figure out why there are doorknobs up there :)


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The animal whisperer strikes again! Animals LOVE him!

Don't wait for "some day"...go out and find your hidden treasure!