Thursday, October 15, 2015

Basking in the memories

Since coming home from our camping trip, we have been basking in the glow of so many wonderful memories.  It's been such a delight to look at the photos I took and remembering how much fun we had.   One of the best aspects of coming home though, besides hot, running water and no small tent entry to crawl through each night, is that this trip cost us just a bit more than our usual budget for a month and so we were not burdened with having to pay thousands for the trip and so many folks we know take trips to marvelous places that come with people waiting on them hand and foot and perhaps giving them a taste of how the privileged forks live...don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with that at all, its just so often people we know that have taken trips like that come home and feel sad that they have to come back to "reality" where they have to cook the meals, clean up after, and so on and so forth.  Its almost a disappointment for them to come home.   For us, we came home to what felt like luxury.   Hot running water, a soft bed, the simple things like being able to just turn the stove on quickly, have clean hair every day, sit on a sofa and even use a normal bathroom.   As they say, "different strokes for different folks" and I am fine with people taking whatever kind of vacation they can afford, but for us, we like to keep it simple, like our day to day life.   We are already planning our next escape into the wilds, it was just so refreshing and so peaceful, that we can hardly wait to sleep under the stars once again. 

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