Sunday, May 1, 2011

life unplugged

We spent last week in a tiny hotel on the beach in Baja California. The weather was lovely, the water clear, and the food delicious.

Now that they boys are a little more autonomous, Alain and I were able to watch them while we sat and relaxed under the sun and they enjoyed the sand and the water. There was no internet or TV, no electricity after 11:00 p.m., and no town to go out and explore. We thus went to bed a 9:00 p.m and woke up at 7:00 a.m.

The steady regime of fresh fish, 10 hours of sleep per night, and nothing to think about but perhaps how to prop my legs up so they'd get just the right tan was exactly what I needed. It was also nice for the boys to experience a different type of life where they eat whatever was caught that day and entertainment is derived from exploration of their surroundings and physical activity.

We were happy to return to the comforts of our home sweet home, but we could probably benefit from a life that is more unplugged.

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