Tim and I had an excellent weekend camping in Brown County. We finally got a chance to use all of our camping stuff we got at as wedding gifts because this was the first weekend most sites were open. Needless to say, very few people camped around our site and the nights chilled us to the bone. But we loved hiking through the woods and sitting by the lakes. I didn’t realize the disconnect computers and jobs caused until we spent hours just talking over the campfire.
Other than the chilly nights, the weather was great and we did pretty well cooking over the campfire. We hiked two trails on Saturday. One looped around Strahl lake and bridged over a creek. We stopped on the bridge to look out at the water, and when we turned around, Emo was standing in the middle of creek! When you have a wet, muddy dog about to get in the car, what can you do but burst out laughing? So we did. Saturday evening we spent reading and cooking, then we busted out the telescope and made up our own constellations. On Sunday we ate breakfast at a great little diner in Nashville. The people at The Chapel Cafe were so friendly. I’m not sure what they thought of our spent-the-weekend-in-the-woods-with-no-shower appearances, but they were great and the food was excellent too. And we’ll just say we took the scenic route home. We definitely did not get lost without Marzipan (our GPS) and her satellites.
While I appreciate our soft bed and hot shower more now, this trip also made me think about our PC site. I was worried about being in a site with no electricity or running water, but now I think there would be some benefits to being in a rural site with a slower pace. I love how much more we talked while we were camping, and I’m really looking forward to that pace in the PC.
And of course, what happens when you spend three weeks waiting for a phone call? It comes ten minutes after you leave town for the weekend. Yes, the call from the recruiter scheduling our interview was on our answering machine when we got home. We had literally just left minutes before he called. We returned the call today, and now we’re playing phone tag. So hopefully we’ll know in the next few days when our interview is.