When We Need to Rest and Restore

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The best time of year to go camping is when you can find yourself alone in the wild, wherever that might be. Summer is so easy, but it is also so crowded. I go camping to get away from people so I may rest and restore. That doesn’t work as well in a crowd. Since we bought our RV a few years ago, my husband and I find ourselves camping more and more in the winter. Yes, there is cold weather. Yes, sometimes it’s scary to pull our 5th-wheel in the snow. But it’s all worth it when the sprawling campground has only two other campers in it, and they are out of sight and mind. We took a little weekend trip recently, and it was very cold. The camper was very cozy, though, and it was a restful weekend.  Just what we needed. I hope that each of you finds a way to rest and restore, too.

A stand of aspen and pine trees stand on dry ground. The aspens have lost their leaves over a month ago, but the pines keep it green.
View through our camper window (sorry for the reflected lights). We left several inches of snow behind for this ! Totally worth it.


  1. We try to find places with dispersed camping whenever we can. I call them our “middle of nowhere spots”. It’s so very nice to get utterly away from all the hustle and bustle.

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    1. We disperse camped for years. But as we age, we have a higher appreciation for showers and not needing bear spray just to go potty. The RV allows us to do that. It’s not perfect, since we dislike the campgrounds. Winter camping helps.


  2. I thought those reflected lights were flying saucers. Aliens looking for a place to rest and restore.
    Sorry! Didn’t mean to joke about your lovely trip. lol

    We all need a place to R&R. Sometimes walking to the mailbox is right. Sometimes I enjoy the crowds at Walmart for I escape the quietness of my home.
    Being aware of that need is important. Treat yourself!

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    1. Walmart sounds way too crowded! That would be overload. A walk to the mail box is about my speed, too.

      I didn’t see the reflected lights on my photo at first, and when I did, I saw the resemblance, too. Nothing that exciting, though.

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