This past weekend was the “soft opening” of our camping season. It felt appropriate on account it was Earth Day weekend.
After having stored our little Lilly Pad (camper) for the past 6 months, it was wonderful to once again wake up in the middle of nowhere, with just the birds for company… and my books! More than ever, I treasure the times we are totally disconnected from the world. And, do not take for granted the luxury it is to be in a place where you can’t see another human for 40 or 50 miles. More and more it’s a rarity, but still exists.
Spent the weekend at Brown’s Park Wildlife Refuge among the birds, deer and moose. I’m thinking I need to get a bird book. I can only name birds by color; the blue bird, the orange bird… you get the picture. Maybe I could even go on one of those “Big Year” trips all around the world, looking for that elusive bird that escapes everyone. How interesting with that be?
For now, we are just enjoying spring; the cool nights and the almost warm days. 2018 has the potential to be a great year, with lots of trips planned all over the western U.S.. I’m sure we will revisit some of our usual “secret” spots, and explorer some new ones. Some trout fishing will occur on a sleepy river or two.
For now, we go back to work in order to support our travel habit!
Note to self: next trip, bring more wine!!