The time away was exactly what was needed. I didn't miss anything electronic. I was ecstatic to see that my phone still doesn't receive service out there. I hope it never does. I saw many people with their phones working, their lap tops out, ipads humming, etc. I was happy to leave all of that behind for a bit. I read a line from Thoreau the night before our trip. It resonated with me all weekend even into today.
"Our life is frittered away by detail...simplify, simplify, simplify."
I am working to continue to simplify, to strive to live in the moment, and to cherish the memories made within my real-time relationships. The rest of it doesn't seem so important anymore.