Fulford, Colorado is the happiest place on Earth. At least that’s what my friends call it, and I tend to agree with them. And I am lucky enough to have friends who own a cabin in the happiest place on Earth.
This little mountain community is ten miles up into the White River National Forest just below New York mountain, away from any type of civilization. No cellphones, no tv’s, and no computers. You couldn’t even read my blog if you wanted to. Well, I guess some cabins up there have satalite dishes, but I sure don’t go up to the cabin to stay connected to the world.
Yes, Fulford is great for hiking, fishing, and star gazing, all great things to do in the mountains, but I love Fulford because it is a great place to relax. Whenever my family is able to stay at the cabin, we set aside any agenda. If we want to wake up early and go for a walk, we do it. If we sleep in and then relax on the couches drinking coffee or hot chocolate, we do that.
Fulford is not a place for the busy lifestyle. Last week in my blog, I wrote about how we need to slow down as we experience life. Fulford is a place that forces you to slow down. While I was up there this weekend, I finished the entire collection of Sherlock Holmes (of which I had been reading on and off for three years) took a hike, and napped.
If you really want to know what to do in the mountains, follow my advice. Find a quite spot, in a cabin, or in a tent, and read. Read until your eyes are too heavy and then take a nap. God wants us to relax. If we are always on the go we wont have enough concentration and energy to notice him.
I’ve been trying to live spiritually this year, and sometimes I forget that God just wants me. He doesn’t want me to do anything special, yes it was fun hiking Mt. Elbert, but he would rather have me. And that takes some quiet time. That is why Fulford is the happiest place on Earth. It takes you away from every modern comfort and forces you slow down. And I find when I am living slowly I feel more complete.
I hope everyone is able to go on a vacation this summer, short or long, heck Fulford was just a weekend trip, and is able to relax. If you haven’t found time to get up into the mountains or some other quiet spot, then turn off your computer and power down all of your other distractions, ’cause God wants you to have some time with just Him.