~ Peace, Love, and Lack of Internet ~

We just got back from a trip out west…western Maryland, that is.  Holed up in a nearly century-old log cabin, we rang in the new year quietly, all snug in our woodstove-heated, three room abode.

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There was no internet.  There was no cell service.

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There was only the flurry of beautiful fluffy snow, the sound of the trickling creek, and the wind dancing through the Hemlock.

We hiked, we geo-cached, and we ate constantly.  There wasn’t enough snow to do anything with, but it was just fine.  We had board games a plenty, and no pressing responsibilities.

And you know something?  It was amazing.

After a few days of this, however, My Captain had to check in with those that depend on him back in Montgomery County, so we drove to a place that had open Wi-Fi.

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We ended up at a completely empty ski shack.

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It was fun to watch the kids after unplugging from electronics and society for a while.

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It was fun to watch them just FLOP.

I could actually see them look down at their roots and remember where they were planted.  It was a deep, peace-giving, breath of fresh air.

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And silliness, of course.

They’re back at the grind now, all three of them.  But they all seem more centered.  I don’t know how long it will last, but at least now I know what to do when they need a reminder.

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