Crockwell Photography


Connect by Disconnecting

One of the greatest joys in life is spending a night in an RV, in the woods. Camping in a tent or staying at the cabin will always have a place in my heart as well. But there's something about an RV that gives me a nostalgic feeling of an adventurous and wondrous youth; a time before the devices and social media, on the open road.

Theres something about that bed over the cab and the fold up table in the 'dining room' that always warms my soul. Snacks in the cupboard, drinks in the fridge, and patio lanterns glowing outside.

Only 30 minutes outside of town, on a stark clear night, we found ourselves completely disconnected from the trials of civic duty. We were, for a brief moment, self-reliant... off the grid. It was by no means roughing it, but just enough to recharge, and remember what its all about. 

Paul & Brianna make every effort to escape in their Glendale RV whenever they can.

People who work full time jobs typically spend more time with their coworkers than they do with their life partners and family. There's no better way to make up that time with your partner than sitting by a fire in the great outdoors.

There's a few theories about the origin of s'mores. Google has taught me that the name is actually a contraction of 'some mores'. Clearly there were kids involved in the conception of this timeless campfire tradition. My favourite origin theory is that of a 1927 book titled Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts, which had a recipe for s'mores. That sounds like as good a place as any for s'mores to begin.

I'm not sure what it says about me that I like to have a drink anytime I'm sitting by a fire, but I'm pretty sure I'm not alone :)

When the girls are tired and ready to call it a night, the guys like to stay out, solve problems, and get lost.

Our final destination for the night hike; do you recognize this stream? By 3am we're feeling like we capitalized on a night out of the city.

RV, BBQ, drinks, cards, laughs, fires, s'mores, and stars. Love it.

Chris Crockwell