Life can catch you up in its vicious cycle called “routine.” Routine keeps you sane, keeps you grounded, gives you the sense of “being in control”, but can dull your senses, keep you from noticing the small things in life that can make you smile. When routine causes the latter symptoms, my family always escapes by grabbing our souls and heading to the mountains for a lil’ camping adventure.
Our latest soul recharging camping trip was to Michigan Creek campground which provided us with biking, hiking, fishing, wildflowers, wildlife, and tons of new memories to replay in a loop when routine clouds us.
What do you do when your soul needs to be recharged? Have you been on a soul recharging adventure lately? Sometimes, we need these adventures to make us stop, remind us to pay attention to the little things, and smile.
My favorite is the image that shows the man fishing (presumably your spouse). The sepia tones work so-o-o-o well. Happy relaxation.
Thanks for sharing your favorite and for the kind compliment. Yes, that is my husband.
Fantastic shots, telling a beautiful story. If I have to pick a favorite photo, it’s the marshmallow. 🙂 Did you use a marco lens?
Thank you so very much. It was a fun, relaxing weekend. No, I used my 18-135mm lens because it is the only one I had with me at the time.
Wonderful photos – there is nothing like an escape to the mountains. I have to say the first photo made me crave s’mores!
Thanks…no camping trip is complete with my lil’ family without s’mores. We used the Jumbo Marshmallows this time. Yum!
Still recharging in our cabin in Minnesota. It is amazing how nature brings families together. Another wonderful post!
Sounds like a nice way to recharge. Thank you for your kind comment. Enjoy the rest of your time.
Going camping soon, that usually is a good change of pace for me. I have to say though, just the summer in general is a good “down time” for me. Love your photos!
Hope you have a great camping trip. Thank you for the compliment.
Sounds like you really “get it”. Nice to know there are others out there that do, sometimes I begin to wonder. Beautiful family & keep doing what your doing & don’t change your mindset. I like your images as well! Happiness is not in collecting more material things, its in living and creating lasting memories with ones we care about.
Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment. I agree that making memories is the most important thing.