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 --