Als ich wisse das Morgen der Erde enden wuerde, immernoch wurd ich mein Apfelbaum pflanzen.

Even if I knew the world would perish tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther

"Factory work's easier on the back, and I don't mind it, understand, but a man becomes what he does. Got to watch that. That's why I keep at farmin' although the crops haven't ever throve. It's the doin' that's important." Madison Wheeler in Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon

Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer of a Lifetime: Overview

We spent the summer on the road.  We left our house around 7 in the morning the day after teachers were done for the summer.  We headed first to Kentucky, then through Missouri, Kansas and into Colorado.  After Colorado we drove through Utah and Idaho before spending several weeks in Oregon and Washington.  When we began to head east we spent time in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.  We then made tracks heading east eventually landing on the Illinois/Indiana/Ohio/PA turnpike.  We returned home for two days, unpacked, repacked and headed to the beach (Chincoteague, VA).  Then home for less than 24 hours, unpack, repack and on to PA for one last summer adventure for the adults, and the start of Grandparent Camp for the kiddos.  The Woodsman and I returned home around 11 PM the night before teachers needed to be back at work.

Some folks assume that with all of the traveling we did this summer we must be exhausted, but I can truly say we have never felt so rested and recharged as we do now.  We spent all summer soaking up time with each other and reveling in the beauty around us.  With the exception of a few minor vehicle/trailer issues there were no stresses, no deadlines and no to do lists.  It was bliss.

The day before we left the beach the boy asked where we were headed when we got home.  When I explained to him that Daddy and I had to go back to work, but that he had two more weeks of adventures he responded by saying, "Good... I love traveling."  I couldn't have said it better myself.

I hope you find this fall's traveling series to be interesting and helpful in planning your family's next epic adventure.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to hear more! What an experience!