Happy Friday! Life has been wonderful and wild during our crazy road trip. We’re FIVE weeks in (what?! How did that happen?) with just a week and a half to go before we arrive at our final destination in TX!
We’re currently enjoying our first trip ever to California. The beaches here are so different from Florida beaches!
We had fun finding sea glass at the Glass Beach. And we’ve done lots of camping lately. After my last update on the blog, Benjamin caught a stomach bug so we were stuck in Casper, WY for an extra day while he recovered. But that’s really been the only major snag so far!
Except for a heat wave in Boise, ID I almost feel like we’ve skipped summer. We’ve been on the road since mid-July and immediately headed north. We’re now going south in sunny California and the weather is PERFECT. I know that as we continue down into the southwest and head to the farm, the weather will become increasingly blistering, so we’re enjoying it. But hey! By the time we get to TX, there will only be September to get through before the nice fall weather begins. Summer avoidance success!
Wednesday I desperately needed to catch up on email, writing, and all kinds of blogging-related stuff so after 24/7 family togetherness for a month, I sneaked away to a coffee house in the Bay Area and drank absurd amounts of peppermint tea. It was nice to have a brief moment of internet access and some quiet but I was ready to get back on the road to Sequoia National Park for some more camping.
We had a restful and wonderful stay with friends near San Francisco and had a blast showing the kids the Golden Gate Bridge.
I’m starting to compile questions about how to organize/survive a road trip like this with small children, so if you have a question, be sure to ask in the comments so I can address it in future posts!
The Late, Great Stephen Colbert: GQ (This was a really interesting read. There’s some language, just FYI.)
All of Chesterton’s Children: Catholic Thinker
25 Period Dramas to Watch on Netflix: The Silver Petticoat Review (I guess I have some binge-watching to do…)
Living the Faith in a Secular Culture: Christy Isinger
And if you want more details about our trip. Daniel Bearman wrote an update.
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Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend!
Lots of love,
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