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Friday, July 25, 2008

The Bat Cave


Just wanted to give you a quick history on our family cabin. It is in Seaview, Wa and was built in 1883 by my Great-Great Grandfather. My grandma grew up there in the summer's as a little girl. When she married my Grandpa they were deeded the house. They would live there in the summer so my mom then became a "summer girl". This is where she met my dad as he was raised in Long Beach just down the road. I spent every vacation here since I was born and we continue to go there now for our family vacations. On the door frames are height measurements that date back to the early 1900's. I can tell if my grandma, my mom, myself, and now Hayden were the same height at age 13, PRETTY COOL! It was named the Bat Cave because many, many years ago in the sleeping loft upstairs they would open the North and South windows to keep it cool. The bats thought this was a very convenient way to join the guests sleeping upstairs. This cabin is my favorite place in the world!

5 comments:

Joey_Veltkamp said...

wow, k-rista, i didn't know any of that. it SOUNDS so amazing. and being able to tell that you all were the same height? there's just something really cool about that!

Jenny said...

Don't let Grandma catch you calling it a cabin! Nice picture Hayden, the Bat Cave is holding up pretty well for being 130 years old.

chaff "4" said...

so glad you shared that. I have always wondered what the cabin looked like. I love the name. Thanks again for sharing. Kim

Mac Daddy said...

I think we need to "Old School" history clarification. The way I heard the story Uncle Mark was absolutely obsessed with Batman the TV series as a kid. I heard he hung a pretty sizable banner from the cabin (sorry Grandma,... I mean mansion) to one of the trees that said "Batcave" on it and the name has stuck ever since. I think I heard it was around 1962 or so. Then again, I've seen bats up there, too. The beds and mattressed are also from 1883. Great pics, Kris!

-Ed

Lynner said...

Krista, great history of the beach house. I loved the part about me being the "summer girl" which i was in my youth. So many memories for me too in that summer home. Every year that i can remember I was there in the month of August. Now, my children will have the same wonderful memories.!!!God is good. Life goes on. Love, Mama p.s. krista, Paco and I are starting a couples Wandermere bible study this fall!!!YEA