Camper life can be quite Zen. We have discovered that a family of nutria live in a burrow just outside, and now a favorite dusk-time activity is to watch them eating plant roots and jumping into the river for a swim while we listen to the owls hoot from above. Mealtimes are simple and perhaps not quite nutritionally balanced as we cobble them together from a very tiny pantry, fridge, and kitchen. And instead of mornings and evenings filled with rushing around to organize, clean, find things, tidy…well, there’s nothing. We read, talk, play cards, color, talk, read, and spot nutria. Of course, I have no idea if we’ll all feel so Zen here six months from now, but this short respite of happy nothingness in the middle of a sultry Florida summer has been a welcome surprise.