One of the things I love most in the world is camping.

If I don't get my camping fix at least once a year I start to feel trapped. I love throwing everything in the car and turning onto a not-so-frequented road to get to a place where I know I'll see the stars at night. I love the smell of a burning fire and the trees in the air around me. I love being forced to be outside most of the day. I love being able to disconnect and only have the basics to live and prepare food from.

I'm a country girl at heart and as much as I love(need) the city, the constant busyness of life, of traffic, of people and things always rushing in and out of the day wears this little country soul down a bit sometimes. When I go camping I get to escape. I give myself permission to simply stop, be still and smell and the proverbial roses.