Is vacation actually possible?

I’m headed off to our mountain house which is about 180 miles south of Washington, on the top of the Blue Ridge. The views, as you might imagine from this image, are pretty amazing. And in spite of the remoteness, there is an adequate broad band Internet connection although ATT’s cell signal is weak to nonexistent.

This should then, be an excellent place to unwind, relax and above all, think. However, experience tells me that the very connectedness of this house works against its remote location and there is an inexplicable tendency to get caught up in work.

It’s in fact a magnet for telework.

I ask then, loyal readers, for suggestions on how to actually take a true vacation in this modern age of Ipads and Droid Phones. Are vacations even possible?

Please don’t suggest cutting the broadband connection (smile).