My folks had an awesome idea recently. They want to gather the family together and meet at a campsite with cabins for some fishing, hiking, and unplugging from todas las cosas! How does that sound? Umm, in a word awesome. I will probably back date a few posts and get them to post over the week. But, I’m sure I’ll keep my analog journal buzzing with stuff.
Over the years I hear about and know folks that are just in no big hurry to head back for some family get-together, and a (very) few others do and look forward to it over the holidays, but part of me thinks some genuine reconnecting seems built-in; as in we want to (re)connect at least once a year with the folks that made us.
I took a week off and spent it working on house projects with my Dad and having long talks in the kitchen with my Mom about food, family, God, crime, radio, computers, weather; everything is on the table with my Mom; visiting sisters and nephews, and having lunch with my grand-daughter for the first time.
What a great week – my Dad’s mind is so sharp and building stuff with him is just a blast. We laugh so hard at ourselves some times we couldn’t even swing a hammer and pound a nail in straight. And my Mom really makes me laugh too – really good times.
But a week on a lake with a cabin; wake up and walk out on the end of a dock two minutes later and cast a line out onto a glass covered lake – that sounds great to me right now, well great anytime actually.
I really hope this trip works out, it will be a blast. We stayed in cabins when I was seven and we all really just froze b/c there wasn’t any heat – and that was fun too. That cabin on a lake view and experience is blistered into my memory like it happened yesterday. I guess I like being outside, that probably helps, but I love being around my family, outside, more.