When our children were growing up I’m sure they wondered if we were gypsies. We were constantly traveling, either locally- to cat, dog, horse, car, art, garden, or boat shows, within the state-to parks, car races, beaches, and mountains, or across the country-to visit relatives or move. And they were not always willing travelers. (If any of you are waiting for an apology, this isn’t going to be it.)There were often lots of complaints when we announced our plans, especially if they involved being in the car for more than ten minutes! Even when we traveled in vans and motor homes there were arguments over seating and sleeping arrangements. I have to be honest and tell you that I threatened more than once to leave one or all of them on the side of the road somewhere! Lol
However, we usually ended up having a good time and making some good memories. Even more important than that, my children learned to view their own little corner of the world with new eyes. You can’t have the same concept of your hometown once you view it within the context of a bigger and bigger world. My children have been in numerous small towns and cities in a number of states. They have visited national parks and monuments. They’ve experienced mountain snows and desert heat. They’ve participated in a variety of activities and seen the creative works of others. I think their travels gave them a well-rounded education and for that I make no apologies.
So…in no particular order, and without specific explanations, here are some photos from the slides I’ve been scanning. Tomorrow I plan to show you some of my favorite old trip “landscape” shots.