Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Extreme Unplugging and How I Lived to Tell the Tale

Last month, my husband and I took a road trip to Idaho. 1600 miles in a little over 24 hours on the way out. I was brain dead by the time we reached my mom's house in little Bowmont. After meeting family and spending some time with siblings, we took off for a week in the mountains above Crouch.

No cell reception.

No internet.

No computer as the power drained quickly.

Totally unplugged.

And I liked it. I didn't post to social media. I didn't check my email. I didn't finish the book that's due at the end of September. :)

Instead, I relaxed, took walks, laughed with friends and family, and snapped a lot of pictures.

We played tourist on the the way back home and took a few more days for the return trip.

Are you a fan of unplugging? Or do you like your modern conveniences?


Patricia Gligor said...

I'm a HUGE fan of unplugging! I wrote a post on my blog not long ago called "The Need to Disconnect." I believe we all need to unplug from time to time; some of us more frequently than others. :)

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

My unplugged times come when my computer is in the shop. And I hate it.
I don't use my cell phone much for calls, in fact, can't even remember my number, but I do get email on it and check my Facebook. Also have an iPad I take with me on trips.

Lynn Cahoon said...

Patricia, I believe it's a learned behavior. I did have a few days of withdraw....

Marilyn, I didn't get even cell reception for a week.