Tag: recharge

July 23rd, 2020

All we have to decide is what to do with the time given us. – J.R. Tolkien I’m so grateful for deciding to use my time to love this man. For all the laughter. For all the tears. For two healthy and precious children.… Continue Reading “July 23rd, 2020”

July 19th, 2020

When we learn through our struggles and can still extend a smile to a stranger, we gain strength. Although we begin a new school year unsure of everything, flexibility and transparency will allow us to act with grace. Things will change. Procedures will need… Continue Reading “July 19th, 2020”

The Life Blood and the Watchman

Standing strong and proud high above the Virgin River the tower watches. With each dawn he greets the day and protects the sky as it dances with the sun and the wind. As the blue sky tires and the sun sets, he gracefully remains… Continue Reading “The Life Blood and the Watchman”

It’s the little things

Being home from a three week camping trip means finding joy in things that simply were routine before. Like, Making coffee in the morning without having to boil water or filter through a paper towel (I forgot our filter). Waking up to a gentle… Continue Reading “It’s the little things”

Day 18 – Home

Last stretch of our trip. Home sweet home is right around the corner. What awaits? I have happily unplugged on this trip except for blog posts. No checking email, not really much service, and no reading the latest news stories. It has been a… Continue Reading “Day 18 – Home”

Day 17 – Race Against the Sun

The hardest part of this kind of camping is when you don’t win the race against the sun. And yesterday we lost. We drove and drove and drove. We covered 700 miles and despite stopping at three different campgrounds, we ended up sleeping in… Continue Reading “Day 17 – Race Against the Sun”

Day 16 – Jenny Lake

It’s no wonder we never go further into the park than Jenny Lake. There is so much to do right from our campsite that, once again, we find ourselves drawn to explore by foot instead of by vehicle. We got a fantastic campsite. Yes,… Continue Reading “Day 16 – Jenny Lake”

Still Day 16 – Bears, Hail, and Fire on the Mountain

The day began and all of my favorite things happened. First, coffee. Then a hike around the lake. Next, a nap and some time to read quietly in my hammock. Then, a bear. We named him Cinnamon. And while usually that would be the… Continue Reading “Still Day 16 – Bears, Hail, and Fire on the Mountain”

Day 14 – Stuck in Idaho

Driving from Crater Lake to the Grand Tetons was remote, isolated, undeveloped and unexpected. We hit a deer. Again. We did the same thing on our first trip. Greg saw it coming up the driver side of the car and despite his best attempt… Continue Reading “Day 14 – Stuck in Idaho”

Day 10 – US 1 – California Coast Cruisin’

“Oh no other coast that I know shall you enjoy, in calm, sunny weather, such a spectacle of ocean’s greatness, such beauty of changing color, or such degree of thunder in the spirit d.” – Robert Louis Stevenson 10 days camping. 10 days of… Continue Reading “Day 10 – US 1 – California Coast Cruisin’”