We drove. Hither and yon, over tall mountains and across wide prairies.
It was very good to go away, and very good to come home again. There is nothing like going totally offline to bring me into the present moment and help me appreciate the time I usually have to work, read and write online every day. There is also nothing like waking up in a cold, wet tent to make me appreciate the comforts of a warm, dry bed and hot running water.
I’m still getting back into my regular routines, but I’m looking forward to being more present here again and sharing some of my experiences of working to maintain gentle discipline and my search for beauty while away from home. Not to mention spending many hours inside a moving vehicle with two little kids.
Have you ever taken an epic road trip with your kids? How did it go?