Off the Grid, more or less
Everything in life has its ups and downs. This campground is beautiful with lots of trees and water and wild animals and quiet moments. What it lacks is access to the internet or cell service, or anything like a modern town within 50 miles. There is one RV section on the top of the hill where everyone is supposed to go to use their cell phones. The lodge has internet service, but it is v-e-r-y slow. I mean, r-e-a-l-l-y slow, like my grandmother’s ten year old molasses. Hardly worth dragging all your gear up there. I knew I would be driving to one of those “modern” towns once in a while to do my online business, but I still had to keep reminding myself that I couldn’t just “google it” when I had a question or wanted to know how far something was from me. What a transition. Try it. Turn off your cell phone and your internet, and even your tv for one week. Tell me you don’t feel tortured.
After the first week here, I realized that I would be “off the grid,” for most of the summer. That has implications for revitalizing this blog. There will be no spontaneous posts when the inspiration arises. I must ponder and prepare and plan to spend time transferring what is old news to me out into the ether to be shared with my loved ones. I will take plenty of photos, I’m sure, but I will need to post them in a marathon session whenever I go to the Starbuck’s in Marysville, which is just 50 miles away. It’s OK though. I needed a challenge. My life hasn’t been challenging enough for the last few years. This will be fun.
And, by the way, it is much closer to simplicity that you could ever imagine.
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