My Aunt owns a barn and 70-some-odd acres in up-state, NY.
I don't know if this type of vacation is for everyone, but it is for us.
One week ago we loaded kid and dogs into the car for 5-hour trek.
There are no flush toilets.
There is no T.V.
We do not miss these things.
At night we listen to music and read.
We drink wine, and lay on blankets in the grass, feel the wind, and watch the amazing firefly show.
We get dirty.
So far we have seen deer, kestral, otters, and painted turtles.
We have caught (and eaten) crappie, sunfish, and shiners.
It has been the best time of my life.
(For those who are interested, I took these images with the 5D and my 50 mm lens. I have only slightly edited these images. The strange coloration on the dog photos I created by shooting through sunglasses. And, except for the bath photos, I used no flash.)