Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2009 10:59:34 AM by Jim Babbage
Yes it is almost that time again. This coming Saturday, August 1, my good friend Tom Green, I and our sons will be making the 12 hour trek to Obatanga Provincial Park for a week of very low tech relaxation.
Now we don't raise our noses at all technology, you understand; we'll still have our digital cameras so we can capture shots like those seen at mine and Tom's flickr sites. But overall it's a time to chill, read a book, go hiking or canoeing and watch the sun set over a wonderfully peaceful lake. There will be no laptops and our cell phones don't work up there (Tom keeps trying for a signal.)
I have no idea how Mr. Green will survive, as he will be unable to Twitter various profundities at any given time of day. Perhaps he will write them down and later do a massive post-adventure Twitter rampage . . .
This is, of course, assuming:
- We don't strand him on some tiny outcropping of Canadian shield poking out of a lake . . .
- And that we can keep all the sharp and pointy objects from his eager grasp . . .
- And that he doesn't get adopted by a black bear as her long lost albino cub . . .
- Or that he doesn't become the ringleader of the local Red Squirrel brigade, stealing careless campers' cookies by the bagful when they least expect it . . .
I am so dead when he reads this.
It's a time to recharge the spiritual and psychological batteries. That stored up energy is important. Soon after we return, both Tom and I will return to teaching at college - a job as rewarding as it can be exhausting.
In general it will be a time to refresh and renew ourselves before normal daily life washes over us again.
I can't wait. I even have new Christmas songs on my iPod - just for Tom (bwa ha ha . . .)
Category tags: On the Personal Side