I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden
We went to the woods, the Queen of the World and I. There we met co-blogger and brother-from-another-mother ASM826 and Mrs. ASM826.
There is a peacefulness in the woods that is hard to capture anywhere else. Cooking over the open fire, sleeping under canvas (well, what passes for it in these space age days), watching bald eagles fishing, not looking at your email or even posting for a whole weekend. Living, in Mr. Thoreau's words, deliberately.
It was awesome.
And driving back home not via I-95 and the never ending bottleneck from Fredericksburg to Springfield, that was pretty awesome too.