Saturday, August 21, 2010

A brief retrospective

So, we took a rare weekend off from our adventures.  It was the final weekend before we sent Olivia off to first grade, and both Rob and Chris had to work, so it seemed like the time.  I mean, come on, 17 weekends on the go can really wear on a person.

If you think about it, you can learn a lot in 17 weekends.  I've put a few thoughts together on what I've learned and wanted to share with you:

17-You really can float your cares away, even if you're surrounded by 1000 other people.
16-Birthdays spent with your favorite creatures...human or otherwise...are some of the best birthdays on the planet.
15-Not every adventure is fulfilling, but you really have to keep on trucking.
14-Never underestimate the power of our current generation to wreak havoc on our earth...but also never underestimate the willingness of our future generation to shoulder the burden.
13-You don't have to be the first to complete a task in order to walk away with success and pride.  Arrggh!!
12-It's the little things.  It really is.
11-Know your limits.  Know your threshold.  Know your capacity.  And don't keep it to yourself.
10-Being witness to new growth is truly exciting.
9-Always be in awe of that magnificent thing called nature.  Get to know it.
8-Don't forget to pack your chairs!
7-Festivals aren't always what they're cracked up to be...and that's okay.
6-Simpler times didn't necessarily mean easier times.
5-It's fun to be a tourist sometimes. Just keep your fingers out of the water!
4-Pie really does make my heart happy!
3-Walking in the woods can be fulfilling to one's soul.
2-Open your eyes to a new landscape and you'll be amazed at where it will take you.
1-When you feel the seeds of exploration and excitement...a true calling...beginning growing within you, don't ignore them.

I'll be back next week with another exciting tale.  Be good!