Monday, June 11, 2007

A Room With A View

Here is the view from where I sat on the dock writing.

This is how it looks from the deck and is what I see almost first thing in the morning when I wake up.

Do you wonder why technology hasn’t seemed so important?

It really is amazing how quickly you can forget about the real world here. It feels a lot more remote than it actually is. Mostly because it’s so secluded. From the cabin you can be in town in about seven minutes, but the trip is across windy country roads and it feels like you’re meandering through a very lush forest. There are some houses but not a bunch and there isn’t a lot of traffic. Any other car on the road, however, is guaranteed to be right on your butt because the local traffic always seems a little impatient about how the tourists drive. That speed limit sign looks pretty cut and dried to me but they seem to take it as a suggestion rather than an edict.

The town in all its gas station/bait shop/fast food glory isn’t much to write home about but it could certainly be worse. We’re not on the touristy side of the lake, thank God. You can walk fifty feet without tripping over a drunken frat boy which is more than I can say for the “party” side of town. I might have enjoyed it for a weekend twenty years ago but now it makes me tired just to watch them in action. Call me old but some pimply faced guy calling me “dude” just isn’t a turn-on.

The thing that is so blissful is the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere. I guess that’s the eternal appeal of a vacation but in a place this “remote” it’s even more. No cell phones. No internet. No cable. No “technology” to speak of. Yes, I’m fully aware that I’m writing on my mother’s laptop and the digital camera hasn’t been cold all week and that even the supermarkets have WiFi capabilities and that the rides on the neighbor’s jet ski were drop-dead fabulous and that the kids were duking it out over the 360 but you get the idea. Call it Technology Light, if you will but we all survived, quite well, thank you. Tune in this week for a recap of our lake adventures.

And now we’re home. Back to reality. Damn.


Anonymous said...

Back to reality eh? Hopefully not with a thud. The location looks gorgeous...

Happy in the Abyss said...

Glad to know that for a brief moment in time, you found a scenic, happy view...