Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Going Off-Grid

I am so addicted to the Internet! However, I absolutely love going camping, and when we go camping, we retreat to the boonies. We dig our own latrine, we let the dogs run free, and we stick our toes in the river. It's awesome. It's beautiful. It's calming. And when we return to civilization, my phone goes nuts downloading all of the messages, emails, and updates I've *missed* during our vacation.

What about you? Do you ever unplug from the grid and go off-line for a while?

Have a great day ... I'm heading for the hills.


  1. Gorgeous photo. Enjoy the time away, and the unplugging. I haven't ever gone that rustic, but I do go quieter for a while during some family/bike trips.

  2. Enjoy the time disconnected. I'm not much into camping, but I don't mind unplugging every now and then.

  3. I find myself wondering just how long you can bear to be away before getting back to all the electronics! Three weeks is about my limit, and it's not so much the electronic mail etc. that I worry about, but the mound of paper mail - mostly junk - awaiting me on my door mat. My fear is that if some local delinquent was to put a lighted match through my letter box, the whole house would go up.

    Camping I absolutely loved in days gone by. And although I am very fit for my age, I fear that if I slept on the ground I might not be able to get myself up off it in the morning.

  4. Enjoy your time away! I have instituted a "no social media after 5 p.m." rule and it has made a HUGE difference. (I don't count blogs as social media...they take more time to read and aren't as distracting!).