Whew – is it time for a weekend yet?
We had a very busy Father’s Day weekend, and it wasn’t the least bit relaxing (at least, not for me).
Well, except for this part:
I spent most of my weekend making multiple trips to grocery stores, cooking, cleaning, entertaining, figuring out menus to use lots of stuff from our CSA box, blah, blah, blah.
Sheesh, I wear myself out sometimes. (Someone should tell me to RELAX a little more.)
Last week, I mentioned something had come up and I need to change upcoming plans and travel to Oregon.
I’m flying out this Friday and I’ll be gone for about six days (two of which will be very long travel days).
I’m looking forward to seeing my parents who live on a beautiful little ranch in the middle of AbsolutelyNowhere, Oregon.
I’m not looking forward to the actual travel experience – a series of flights and car drives taking almost a full day both ways.
My parents don’t have Internet access where they live and I just might die without it.
(I’ve already warned them I’ll need “to go into the city” at least once or twice while I’m there.)
Seriously, I didn’t realize there are still parts of the world without Internet access –
What the hell?
Isn’t this 2012?
I thought everyone had wireless (high speed!) Internet by now?
By the way, “the city” is an hour away from where my parents live.
Can you say REMOTE?
Isn’t there some sort of app I can use? (Let’s invent one and name it Internet Anywhere.)
My parents always say “there’s nothing to do” and “nothing to take photos of” where they live.
OK, so maybe there isn’t anything to do –
But there’s a lot to take photos of.
My parents live with forest and farmland,
And a sky so big and magnificent at night – it literally takes my breath away.
It’s a place so different from where I live, and from where I grew up.
My camera will stand out among the locals like a sore thumb,
But I will have it with me at all times.
I’ll do my best to capture the silence of the forest …
The hard work of the farmland.
I’m a little bit nervous, actually.
I want my lens to record the reality of AbsolutelyNowhere, Oregon –
I’ll be so disappointed if I don’t succeed.