We returned from the Pine Butte Guest Ranch, in Montana, Monday night, after a semi-straight 13-hour drive from Pocatello, Idaho. It was a very scenic drive through incredible landscapes in Utah, Idaho, and Montana. One of the most compelling images, however, was this view of Shiprock, in New Mexico (below).
I will write more about the all-encompassing adventure later, but what I want to mention, at this time, was how good it felt to not think about being “connected.”
Of course, it took a day or two to get over the jitters, but once that was done, I relaxed right into my week-long vacation. I forgot to even bring a watch, in place of the “no cellphone rule.” So, I relied on doing things when I wanted. I went to meals when I started to see a few people walking toward the main lodge. I napped when I was tired. I went to bed a little while after dark. Granted, dark didn’t become “real” dark until almost 10pm.
I took my laptop, but only turned it on to download images. I made notes in an actual paper notebook… go figure.
So, why don’t you try it, if you haven’t already. I think it will be good for you, as well as your companion.
The adventure continues!