Where do you camp? Oh, horrors, maybe you don’t. Maybe you prefer spiffed-up resorts or hotels for a get-away. Just keep reading because there really can be special benefits from surrounding yourself with nature instead of humans by heading off with a tent and sleeping bag.
Food, of course, is important and one of the foremost camping ingredients. Eating outdoors brings the exquisite flavor of the simple eloquence of colors, the sky above, the earth beneath, the stately trees, the sounds of air moving, the whispers of moving animals in the distance, the breath of changing temperatures.
It’s all so lovely, even in the rain; a little messy, but that’s to be expected when you backpack or camp. If you can make it three days without a shower, then grunge becomes acceptable, and
the feeling of being clean becomes so enjoyable in a whole new way.
The Edgewater campground in Washington State is boutique. One double site is linked together in the woods with a cleared area hidden in the woods, with picnic table and camp fire ring between the parallel parking places which are sheltered by the forest. See, there you have unique. And, inexpensive.
The federal campground is across a bridge from the little town of Ione. Hanging on a bluff over the river are the twenty some campsites. The wide river flows by. We liked the sound of the streaming creek nearby rushing below our site. It was boutique camping, meaning that the campground serves a specialized clientele. Others like Alice and Judy would choose hookups and citified amenities. Their choice.
If you want to change your prospective on life, and savor how good it is to be alive, give boutique camping a try.
I’d post a photo but I have to learn how.