Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Nearly 30 years ago, Larry and I bought a pop-up camper; a Coleman Columbia eight foot tent trailer. We loved it, and it lead eventually to a 27 foot travel trailer, and Larry and I selling our home, leaving our jobs, and traveling the southwest for six months. This was our Great Walkabout Experience :-)
We came back to our home town, returned to work, bought a home, and didn't camp again, until this weekend.
A month ago, we bought a Flagstaff pop-up campter; ten foot box, and a few more amenities than our original Coleman. A frig, a furnace, a bit more space, but still a pretty simple tent trailer, and we went to Brown County State park.
This is February in the Midwest. It was 65F with beautiful clear skies on Sunday; a spectacular sunset Sunday night, and fog so thick you couldn't see any other campers on Monday morning :-) What I couldn't record with a camera was the soul-startling night sky with more stars than I've seen in my adult life, or the intense silence. So deep, so long missed living in a city.
The views through the park pull you out of yourself. A winding roadway on Monday morning with no cars. Green beginning to spring out of the soil, and ranks of hills and valleys unblemished.