The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. -Oprah Winfrey
When our first son was about a year old, my husband and I, with little more than two dimes to rub together, set off on a road trip to Maine. Having a baby along didn’t deter us. We set up his portable crib in our tent in Acadia National Park, rose when he did (when it became light at 4 am) and enjoyed hiking and exploring the rocky coast with him in tow. But our sights were on the water. While in Maine that time, we dreamed that someday we might get to take a guided sea kayaking tour.
It’s been almost 15 years since that first trip to gorgeous Maine. So a few weeks ago, when our boys expressed true interest in the Outdoor Adventure Schools through L.L.Bean (they even pulled up all of the programs, and found a hotel room for 5), we knew it was the right year to do it. As my husband jokes, it was the ultimate Man-cation. To tell the truth, though: I had a complete blast.
12 States & 2500 Miles: My Adventure-filled Summer Vacation:
For the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing bits of the adventure here, from our beginnings at Niagara Falls to Maine to Boston to New York City. Until then, a few of my favorite photos (these, iPhone photos–better ones to come later) …
I’m still working through revisions on my novel (#1 priority work-wise), but the adventure will continue through photos in coming weeks. Thanks for joining me and sharing in the journey!
For you: What is your favorite road-trip vacation?