Two weeks ago, we went packed up and went camping with our friends, Derrick & Tara. Before we left, I found myself over-explaining to a girlfriend how much I was looking forward to it. "It not like I'm upset with anyone, I just need to sit and look at a fire and..." I trailed off and realized, aww crap, I might cry and we're in public. She gave me a hug and said, "You just need to press your reset button."
Two days later, I sat in a folding chair at the water's edge at Fish Lake. The sun freckled up my arms and my feet lazily floated in the water. Tara handed me a strawberry lemonade and gin -- and my camera. Reset Button Deployed!
Everyone needs a break from the routine. For whatever reason, we have a bad habit of waiting too long. I say we all work to fix this! We must take time to relax and get out of ourselves, even you stay close to home. However, if you can get to the ocean, a lake, or a river and sit with your feet in the water, DO IT.
And if that water/sun getaway happens to be outside a Bavarian Theme Town (or the "It's a Small World" ride in Disneyland), so much the better.
And don't forget the marshmellows.
Can I make you a smore?
Tara, showing us how it's done.
Man of action.
Adding to our Grill Shots album.
Come to momma.