Time to Cry Tuesday – Checking Out

I admit it. I am a connection junkie. I have a blackberry, a blog, accounts on facebook, foursquare, twitter and countless other ridiculous places I won’t admit. I post, share, ponder, like, friend, tweet, IM, BBM, text, and in my retro way I am known to send an occasional traditional snail mail thank-you note when old-fashioned sincerity is in order.

But this weekend I worked pretty hard at checking out. Nestled comfortably in the heart of the 6 million acre Adirondack Park, I stayed in a sleepy little town called… no, not Petticoat Junction. But pretty damn close. It is called North Creek. And it is a bustling metropolis compared to the town we were there to really visit, which is called Minerva.

Minerva… 12851. 28N. Say those three things to anyone who has been lucky enough to spend their summers at the sleep away camps in that town and a glazed look will come over their eyes. The air smells so sweet, the sky is that extra shade of blue, the lake tastes like nothing on this earth. The stillness of its mornings and the majesty of its sunsets are amongst the most beautiful experiences on earth.

But the true gift of this little jewel on earth is found in its lack of cell service. Yes, you read that correctly. I was thrilled to be technically untethered for a few days. And although North Creek prides itself in its relatively new hot spots, I can honestly say I tried my best to keep away from them as much as possible while I was in town. Sure I threw up some shots on facebook and even checked in on foursquare once just to see if there were venues that were listed, but for the most part…

I checked out.

And kids, I have to tell you, it didn’t suck. Somehow being there and letting go made me remember who I am on some level. Or perhaps it was who I want to be.

Again.

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5 responses to “Time to Cry Tuesday – Checking Out

  1. J.

    Did you see Uncle Joe? I hear he’s moving kinda slow.

  2. lon

    The Adirondacks are nothing to cry about, only rejoice in.

  3. Sounds lovely. I need a few days of that. Desperately. You did yours before BlogHer; I’m doing mine after. So I’ll see you all relaxed and you get to see me all stressed out. Who wins in this deal? 🙂

  4. Fresh air? Sweet smell of grass, soil, forests? Nice. It’s called the countryside, I live in it, albeit in a different country.

    I’m surrounded by farms, so I get smelled that make city kids like yourself want to curl up and zone out until they’re gone. Suffice it to say that natural animal fertiliser is REALLY PONGY …

    But other than that, I like living in the countryside. And getting wireless broadband at the same itme.

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