The cute and fairytale looking Magic Mountain Hotel, located in Huilo Huilo, is a private Natural Reserve in the Los Rios region of Chile. The antique appearance ends with the exterior, however, as the interiors are done up in luxury. There are only nine rooms, named after bird species found in the area. Each of them overlooks the thick forest and wildlife outside, including toucans, iguanas, pumas and lizards. Guests even get a glimpse of a real-life volcano from the hotel–the enormous Arenal Volcano. Outside the rooms, special services provided to guests are definitely worth a mention. Hot tubs made out of huge tree trunks, overlooking the forest, are a major tourist attraction at Magic Mountain as the world’s longest zipline running through the grounds.
Don’t be fooled by its rustic appearance. There is internet access available for folks who must need a form of communication to the outside world. There are many outdoor activities to fulfill my adventureous spirit. I couldn’t help but dreaming…sitting by the fireplace, sipping a hot chai while telling tales of the last adventure I was on with complete strangers from around the world. Wouldn’t you just love to hear and see water cascading down from the top of this quiet and secluded, volcanic-shaped lodging paradise?
So clearly, I’ve slacked off again. And I can’t even offer a good excuse. Ok, maybe if I think really hard I could come up with one or two…like starting a project without a specific plan and yardage? After finishing Little Tulip, I wanted to make one for me with modifications. I know this has been said before, but, what an ingenious design! Working the yoke sideways with i-cord band kept it interesting (not new to me, yet, I still enjoy it.) Here is the yoke band but it is grown to ready for splitting sleeves now…before running out of yarn.
Have you done that before too? Starting a project without adequate amount of yarn on hand? Did you go searching for more to finish the project? Or started over with right amount of yarn to finish?
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)