Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Crab Tree Falls..

I feel like I haven't blogged in a while. I love long weekends, but I often miss the opportunity to sit in front of my computer screen and spill my emotions. This weekend I went camping, and it was literally the breath of fresh air that I so badly needed. As I drove in between and up and back down the mountains, I reached for my little iphone to snap a memory. I went to college in the mountains, and I didn't realize how much I missed being surrounded by them. This whole weekend made me think about how badly it feels to be so far away from nature when I'm living in the city. I need to make more of an effort.

I left for Crab Tree Falls in a bit of a funk. I have been dealing with a lot of drama lately that has made it hard for me to focus on much else, and the further away I got from home it seemed like the further I got away from that negative energy. Sean and I really needed a weekend away from it, and this trip came at the perfect moment. On a side note, I also deleted my facebook account and created one specifically for keeping in touch with college friends and friends who live out of town. Sometimes I think that facebook makes it easy for people to hide behind their computer screens and say some things that they may not be so inclined to say in person. Needless to say, I feel as if a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I'm getting tired of social media networks, and deleting that account meant erasing a forum which takes away from face to face contact.

Crab Tree Falls was a tiny little campsite in the middle of the woods. Our tent was set up next to a small creek and I miss waking up to the sound of water trickling and leaves blowing together in the wind. I miss being that far from civilization. I fantacized a little about moving to the mountains, but then I remembered how badly I would miss interacting with my friends on a daily basis and the thought of driving 30 minutes to the nearest grocery store made me cringe. I'll settle for the suburbs and a fenced in back yard for our pups. At least that's my fantacy for today.

I am so thankful for this weekend because it has allowed me to return to my routine refreshed. Last night Sean and I listened to music and drank wine, and I felt content. I feel like everything will turn out okay in the end, and me worrying about it isn't going to do any good anyway. Most of all, I feel a stronger connection and appreciation for my marriage and the life we are slowly building together.

Here are some pictures of our amazing weekend in the woods --


  1. "I wonder if the trees were hurting each other brushing up against one another?" lol....

    Great times! :)

    I think we should plan an annual escape!

  2. hahahah that was hilarious! funniest quote of the weekend! i agree - yearly visits to Crabtree are officially a must! xoxo

  3. mmm--you should move to the mountains. just for a bit. and then you can come back to your friends and conveniences. :)
    i've probably mentioned this before, but i did it once for four months on a whim, and have never regretted it. i found work in a little soup and sandwich shop attached to a coal mine and spent my afternoons kayaking, spelunking, walking through the woods, reading by the waterfall...
    i'm making myself homesick.

  4. P.S. - I'm proud of the life that you and Sean are building together too. :) You guys have a wonderful, wonderful marriage based on understanding and friendship - something that EVERYONE hopes and longs for. You guys are two of the most interesting individuals that I know. One loves nature, the other wants to run from it. I love you both and it makes me smile to watch you guys grow together in marriage and in life.


  5. I have been begging my boyfriend to take me camping the past few weeks and hopefully we will be going soon. Your pictures just make we want to go even more.

  6. This looks like so much fun...it's so sad I have never been camping before :-)

  7. Hey,
    I've only come across your blog now...I've been on a blog discovering adventure this week hehe. I love this blog, and I love the way you spent your weekend. It sounds soooo nice to get away from a city right now. I didn't get much of a chance to this summer, and maaan an I regretting it now! hehe

  8. OMG we must go camping this fall! I LOVE it and the weather and hiking.


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