This morning marks the beginning of a much needed 10 day vacation. Except for a pesky cardiologist appointment this morning, we’ve got a lot of adventuring planned! Number one on the list is a camping trip at a little state park in the Berkshires. Camping is my favorite summer activity and with the addition of little Arrow, it should be even more exciting.
I’ve been making lists and organizing supplies for the last several weeks. And we’ve got all the essentials: a brand new percolater, twinkly lights for the screen room, card games, books and of course binoculars 🤗
Here’s a pic of our cute little tent…
And my favorite morning view…
There’s nothing like waking up, mostly outside, on a cool mountain morning … the birds chirping, the sounds and scents of the forest. I can hardly wait!
The campfire is another essential! Breakfast, Dinner, s’mores, natural insect repellent and of course the constant shuffling to avoid great plumes of smoke(which reminds me to pack the camp chairs!)
Lola loves the fire, but she and Paco really prefer “glamping”🤣
We decided on the Berkshires again this year because it cools off so much at night and the lower humidity makes it easier for me to breathe. Plus it’s absolutely gorgeous!
Here are a few shot of the area…
The one possible glitch is my cardiologist appointment this morning. I know there will be lots of testing in the next few weeks, including a potential heart catheterization. It just never occurred to me that it might interfere with our camping trip. Just a few days ago it dawned on me that the testing may start right away and I found myself saying, “Don’t worry about the testing, I can take care of it after we go camping!”
WTF, Amy… you know better! What happened to self care? What happened to doing everything you can to keep your body in the best shape possible? Grrr. I could easily make a case for camping and all its health benefits, but my gut is telling me not to put things off anymore. And now that I’m finally listening to my gut, it won’t be ignored.
So I sit here this morning really bummed that our much anticipated vacation may turn into a staycation. I’m leaving it up to my dear friend, the goddess of benevolence and hoping for the best.