The Adventure Is The Attempt
We have been traveling for six days. We have seen many interesting things. We have seen historical things. We have seen majestic things. We have walked miles, traversed hills and valleys that are significant for so many reasons. I have discussed these reasons with the two children mentioned above. The information has probably gone into some recess of the brain never to see the light of day again. I have done my part as mother and teacher.
Vacations are a funny thing. I find them necessary to the soul. They are intellectually stimulating and energizing to the body. They bond a family as nothing else can. They also take one to the breaking point. Yet, we must do it. Because the world is huge and there is much to see. Also, because the people out there are like us and unlike us and we must meet them. Most importantly we must travel because home is that much more wonderful when you have been away.