People who don’t camp have asked me what I do when I go camping and why I love it. It is difficult to explain. I read, write, cook, fix up the camper so it is really cozy, sit outside and listen to the sounds of nature, take naps, drink sangria, meditate, take walks and listen to music. I love it because it is a refuge. Camping allows me to get away from the daily things in life that keep me from being present. When we get so caught up in the busyness of life, it is easy to forget all of our blessings. Camping puts life into perspective. It is about spending time with family and with God. It is about connecting with nature and breathing in the scents of the forest. Scents that both remind me of my childhood and keep me in the moment.
|El Capitan State Park|