There is a lot to be said for disconnecting from technology. This week I am partially disconnecting at Camp Alexander about 50 miles west of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The photo below shows a rock outcrop in the middle which is the only location at camp which has cell phone coverage. I climbed up this evening and reported in to family about our safe arrival and the fun we’ve had so far.
All the scouts at camp (about 400 per week) had to “check in” all their electronics shortly after we arrived. The prohibition on electronics and phone usage doesn’t apply to adults. 🙂 Wifi is provided for adult and camp staff use in an adult cabin and at the dining hall. Thanks to free wifi at a McDonalds on the way here today and at camp, I shared about 100 photos from our explorations at Camp USAFA and the Garden of the Gods enroute to camp. I’m sure family members of our 48 boy and adult campers this week back in Edmond will be checking these out online! I’m transferring photos and uploading from my Dell Mini10 Netbook.
Although I hope to do writing and reading this week which will involve electronic screens, I think I’m really going to enjoy the environmentally-imposed cell phone use limitations.
It’s great to be back in the mountains of Colorado!
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