So…I’m a camping nut.

At this point I can’t even come up with an excuse for missing my post on Friday. What can I say? I had it down on my list of things to do…..and I didn’t do it. I am sorry, although I’m sure none of you lost sleep over the fact that I missed a post. Not to make any of you sound rude or cold hearted or anything like that, but I now there are so many more exciting things that you all do with your Fridays. 🙂

So, I went camping this weekend, and despite the fact that I had a splitting migraine throughout the whole thing I had a lovely time because the views were phenomenal. I love camping, and I tend to find the places we go pretty and full of interesting things, but North Cascades National Park blew my mind. I don’t think I’ve seen anything so stunning in my entire life. I’d post pictures of what we saw, but alas, I am not the picture taker in my relationship and I can’t log into my husband’s computer to borrow the pics he took. Alas. Maybe another time I’ll get around to posting them.

Seriously, it was phenomenal. I don’t know if any of you live in a place where visiting the North Cascades National Park could be doable, but you should totally try and visit. You have to drive up a rather sketchy road that is required to be a two lane road (it is really the size of a one lane road), so if you don’t care for pulling over to the side of the road where there is a steep and long drop then you might want to go when it’s less busy, but don’t let that stop you. I certainly was clinging to the seat on the way up, and I was the one who kept having to peer over into the abyss.

I like camping because I don’t have to talk on my phone, I don’t have any real commitments to anyone, and I can sleep in. I also like that camping kind of forces you to go to bed when it gets dark. I am terrified of being out in the open when it’s dark so as soon as the sun starts to set I’m in the tent. I don’t mind staying up with a campfire if there are other people around, but I usually just go camping with my husband. I always feel fully rested when I go camping, and even if I take writing to work on I never feel bad if I don’t get anything done because I’ve been enjoying the outdoors.

I do always end up taking my beat up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass with me to read. It always seems like the perfect reading material for camping.

Well, I’ve rambled a little… a lot. I’ve rambled a lot. Basically, go take a day hike there. It would be totally worth it. I want to go back before my time in Seattle comes to an end.

Have a great rest of your Monday, dear readers, and I’ll talk at you on Friday. 🙂

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