We arrived home in May 2013, and all the sudden roots grew from our feet; we planted ourselves at home. Several reasons for this but the main one was for Johnny, Ciara, and John and I to get some relief. Johnny and Ciara both need some more specialized care and having extra hands around to help sure does make life a bit easier. So, we resigned ourselves to staying on the farm for a year. Right now with this nasty polar vortex dipping too far south for our comfort it doesn't seem like a very smart choice. The whole family has been daydreaming about rock climbing and the hot springs.
I feel like this decision killed our creativity. In reality it hasn't. We find plenty of fun things to do in the snow like make snow candy, real snow cones, snow men, and digging in the snow banks. But I feel like I am always trying to make something up for the next day or the next week. When we are traveling I never feel like that - we just do whatever is going around us, and when we run out of things to do we move on to another place. Does this make me ADHD? I am beginning to wonder.
Because of this winter and our travels last year, I think I have come up with a new workable plan. A plan were John and I get a break, yet keeps our adventurous family alive.
Starting this spring, we are going to travel for 2 to 3 weeks at a time, and then come back to home base. This will allow us to have the best of both worlds; I hope. The kids can be in some monthly activities like 4-H and stay in contact with friends and family, and John and I get to have regular date nights :) Then when we are recharged, we can go out on the road again.
I know this means we will be doing a lot more road time to get to where we want to go, and less meandering from place to place but I guess we have to save something for retirement; right?
Now my daydreaming is turning to the future - the next big adventure. I am going to use these next couple months to plan our summer adventures instead of planning my garden (only because it is already planned).
Let me know what you are planning for the summer of 2014!