|Quote by Shanti|
I'll admit, I had pangs of envy on Saturday while listening to friends talk about taking some months off in a year or two to hike the Appalachian Trail. Not that I would choose that particular adventure, but hearing the excitement, the planning, brought back my itch. Only a few years ago, I was doing the same- finding a way to close down a chapter of my life so I could hit the road for a summer.
I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss those days, but I've also realized that in the last year or so I've found a bit of balance. Instead of planning a big trip, I've been able to sneak a little adventure into each week. So while I might not have messy hair, dirty feet and sparkling eyes at the end of EVERY day, I can't complain when I can manage them most days while also working and living in a city. Of course, since I live in Minnesota, I still haven't found a way to avoid mosquito bites and geese attacks while getting my hair messy, but hey, who am I to complain?
For just a little proof- here's a little photo tour of the last two weekends:
|Big E, my tour guide for a day at Levis.|
|Wondering if launching myself might be the quickest way down....(Note the seriously messy hair.)|
|14 kinds of ice cream at Momma Big E's house on Independence Day. Maybe each day should also end with a fully belly?|
|Ending the day with some WARM feet!|