There are times, and they actually come quite often, when I yearn for the campers world of peace and quiet that only a forest can offer. Are you like that, too? A little prime time with no phones, no television and no computer can be a many-splendored thing. Ah, Silence. There’s something in me that resists intrusion and life is often an intrusive experience.
Time is a problem, because when I get some to spare, I don’t want to spend it getting to and from a retreat spot. And packing is another issue. What I’ve been wrestling with is how to recharge my battery without creating myriad complications that reduce the positive effects. If a proposed retreat causes stress, what’s the point, right?
Come with me then to what I have dubbed “The Solution”. It’s down the road…yet close to home. Port Susan Camping Club offers over seven hundred acres of woods and waters to people who want to run and hide. A membership provides an individual campsite for further development, 24 hour security, which is pretty important these days, and tons of solitude. My Argosy travel trailer, vintage 1971 and manufactured by Airstream, is my pride and joy. Since I keep basic clothing and food there, I only need some fresh fruit and veggies and I’m off.
On a summer’s night I often make “Some Mores” on my little deck and reflect back on days gone by when I was a young, stary-eyed Girl Scout. I have one of those American Camper Stoves that use propane. It always works like a charm. I think that’s my number one retreat delight. Right behind it, in the number two spot, is a stormy night with rain on the roof. Talk about relaxing!
Think about it…would giving yourself such a lovely, lasting gift offer you a shot at longevity? A campers world can be a breath of fresh air in more ways than one!