I’m constantly struggling within myself, fighting the pull of the tech (iPhone, iPad, laptop) and the pull of the simple tech less existence I imagine… you know, the unrealistic yet appealing one where I have a garden (with deer who gaze, not graze), knit daily, make my own applesauce, and have a bathroom that sparkles (weird, but as long as I’m dreaming…). Anyway, today nature and my need to get my family out in it, won. I decided that bad weather wasn’t an option for an excuse and told the boys that we were going on an “adventure.” Usually if it’s raining, it’s a good reason for us to stay inside and cuddle up, but not today. Today, we were actually going to wait for the rain to start, then head out into it…our real hope was that we’d end up out in a total downpour and have the opportunity to run around shrieking in it like little kids. We need to do that more.
So, we packed up lunches (the food is always a priority), the pug, and my camera and drove across town to a trail that runs along the river. My husband met us there and we set out on our hike. The rain never really did turn into a major downpour, but that was probably a good thing since our little hike ended up being closer to five miles than three due to massive mud and a resulting change in the return route.
Anyway, the walk was good. The pug, the kids and I are pooped, and I snapped a bunch of pictures along the way (the one with the orange berries shown above is my favorite).
We were tech less …and it was good.