For us, spending the day unplugged means finding water -- a stream, a pool, a pond, a lake, and hopefully at some point this Summer an ocean. We prepare and pack together. We talk, listen, read, write, watch, sing, and enjoy music while we travel. We get to our destination and we play. It's that simple. It's that wonderful!
Our Unplugged Sunday from this past weekend was full of discovery.
Mostly of the freshwater crustacean kind.
And the slow-moving amphibian variety.
And what the perfect water-to-sand ratio is to get that castle to stand properly.
But also -- How reading on a quilt several decades old, in the middle of a field, with a cool breeze fluttering your pages, feels a bit magical.
How letting go of controlling the mess allows them to do things that truly amaze you.
How many different colors a sky can be in an hours time, if you just sit and watch it.
How this is all we really need.
What is Unplugged Sunday? Simply setting aside one day a week to revel in simple activities and be together as a family or with friends, without the distraction of the internet, television, cellphones, texting, etc.
If this is something that speaks to you -- You can read more about Unplugged Sunday here and follow along here. I have also added this info to my Join In page.