Pressing Reset

• 28 July 2010

Have you recently escaped to a remote location, sans cell phone coverage, internet access or even a land line? It’s quite refreshing don't you think? (Even if it’s a lot of work to get out the door). Well, our little family did just that last weekend and I found that taking a step back was not only a lot of fun for my family, but renewing for me personally. Kind of like pressing reset on life and my priorities.

My children enjoyed running around trying to catch squirrels, observing wildlife, hanging out by a fire, and canoeing; all with unkempt hair, soiled t-shirts and sooty faces (I did however make them brush their teeth often, much to their dismay ). It was great to feel so relaxed. Besides sharing part of the experience with dear friends, a highlight for us all centered around a big, lanky moose who kept us company for several hours. It was the most amazing thing to watch—a moose licked the same stump for hours and hours (apparently it was the site of an abandoned salt lick). We ate breakfast near the moose, lunch near the moose, and part of dinner with the moose before it wandered off at dusk. Incredible.

images 1, 3, 4 - Scott Lunt-Pixelshot / image 2 via Scott's iPhone


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