Heading Up North This Summer
Are you "going up north" this summer? It seems no matter where we live (except for my friends in New Jersey and New York who go "down the shore") we seem to gravitate north. Out of the city, away from home, away from the heat, just to get away!
Up north, whether it's the rugged wilderness of the mountains, the serene shores of a crystal-clear lake, or dense forests, you can find a slice of heaven that rejuvenates your spirit. Up north we're invited to disconnect from the hectic schedule of daily life and reconnect with nature and ourselves.
As we venture into the great outdoors, we discover a playground where we can embrace our inner explorers. Hiking trails meander through forests, leading us to hidden waterfalls and breathtaking vistas. The rustling leaves and cheerful birdsong become the soundtrack to our journey, helping us leave behind stress and worries.
When up north, we're awarded a great sense of solitude. Far away from bustling crowds or tourists, we find moments of perfect silence interrupted only by the gentle rustling of leaves or the distant call of a loon. It's in these moments of stillness that we can hear our own thoughts, reflect on our dreams, and gain clarity that's often elusive in the busyness of life.
Up north, the pace of life slows down, giving us freedom to play. Cozy evenings are spent by a crackling bonfire, roasting marshmallows, and sharing stories with loved ones. Casting a fishing line into a tranquil lake allows our thoughts to drift like the clouds in the sky. We're reminded of the joy in embracing the present moment and finding contentment in the little things.
We love to stand beneath a canvas of stars, seeing the Milky Way and igniting a sense of wonder within. It's been a long time since we've seen the Northern Lights, but our family is always on the lookout for a glimpse of them that will be etched in our memory forever.
Perhaps the most treasured aspect of being up north is the chance to connect with loved ones and create memories. Far from the distractions of technology and the schedule of everyday life, we find ourselves engaged in heartfelt conversations, laughter and games played, and places explored together.
We can't wait to pack our bags, point our vehicle north, and decompress as we leave miles behind us. The wonders of the north await, ready to embrace us with open arms, force our pace to slow and restore our spirits. Enjoy the journey!