Glamorous Camping… Or Simply Glamping… In The World Of Wonder(s)…


Earth Stone Balance, New Hampshire

For the first time in my life I camped… or glamped, according to those who know of the more glamorous style of camping… My family and I didn’t put up a tent in the woods… or start a campfire to heat our food and toast marshmallows, but we did spend a night in a tiny knotty pine cabin in New Hampshire… Our accommodations had beds, a small table and chairs, a sink and toilet which, of course, was quite perfect for me… The shared shower was outside of our cabin, so we bathed by sink… Reminds me of my childhood, when we bathed by sink in the mornings before school, usually after having our baths in the evenings prior to bed…

In my younger years going away to camp was never a thought of mine… My older brother spent summers away at camp, so is familiar with the experience… I spent the warmer months out of school working a summer job, enjoying outdoor activities with friends and babysitting my younger brother… The closest I got to camp was sleep overs… I have slept in a sleeping bag which might’ve brought me closer… Summer vacations at our family cottage could’ve been a “like camp” experience too… Being at the cottage kept me outdoors in nature, enjoying and exploring the greenscapes, water and earth elements around me…

I may not have spent my summers away at camp, but I have spent more than enough time experiencing the gifts of the natural world… As a child, I loved playing in the dirt and in the sand, swimming in local lakes and oceans, observing and learning about tadpoles and other wildlife, running through grassy lands and simply playing outside until the sunset made itself visible… It was truly a blessing to develop such a magical relationship with Nature as a child… As an adult, I still remain deeply in awe of the earth’s organic beauty, of her vibrant fruits and of her life giving energy… I as well give the highest honor to The Most High God, the greatest architect and creator of existence…

Majestic Views, New Hampshire

The idea of actually going camping eventually entertained my mind in my thirties… I was a bit reluctant to sleep outdoors in a place where animals might come to pay a close-up visit… However, I am sure I could’ve, possibly, enjoyed putting up a tent out in the wild, bringing picnic foods with me for nourishment, or heating my foods over a romantic campfire and making S’mores for dessert… The idea of going camping in the wild, in a tent, simply remained a fun idea… The idea began to become more appealing and much more of a possibility when “glamping” was introduced to me… This was several years later…

I’m not afraid of the wild… I love being in the woods and forests… I love the peaceful atmospheres found within these environments… I love coming upon rarely seen organic vegetation and elements hidden behind the trees, rocks and brooks… plainly the most pleasant surprises… I love the quiet solitude I feel… abundantly present… soliciting only the movement of the waters, the rustling of leaves… the singing of birds… the scurrying of small creatures and the whispers or utterances of other friendly and complimentary life sometimes found in our woods and forests… I could take a walk in our woods and forests almost any day… So I started here… with revitalizing walks in the woods…

I have had many walks in the woods… I have taken pleasure in forest bathing… and simply exercising my life holistically on the trails of the wild… working myself up to the idea of “glamping” one day among the trees… Another several years went by… then out of the blue the opportunity to “glamp” presented itself during one of my visits to New Hampshire this summer with my family… I was somewhat like a child, a bit giddy, looking forward to trying this new experience… After reserving our cabin for a one night stay, my family and I picked up comfy cozy blankets at a nearby store, that we made into sleeping bags on top of our mattresses, we purchased wash cloths and towels and other essentials we thought would make our stay comfortable… Then we gave in to the experience of glamping for a night in our tiny knotty pine cabin…

The Rhythms of Nature, Connecticut

What most lures me out into the wild for a stay, whether brief or for one or more days and nights, is a world abundant with natural wonders… natural treasures… natural life… Perhaps, the wonders, treasures and life in the world will be what brings me to camp once more… even if my version of camp is a bit more glamorous in its style… Glamorous camping… or simply glamping… I’ll say, yes, absolutely, again… A romantic campfire, please… BIG SMILE…

We have the capacity and potential to always be a blessing in our own lives, in the lives of others and in this magical and magnificent world of ours…

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