Over the course of the last twenty years my wife and I have taken many trips. We have gone to a few weddings that were out-of-town, family reunions, trips to sick relatives, deliver something, or to drop off/pick up the kids. We’ve gotten to some destination spots like Washington DC, Orlando, Savannah, the Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Tombstone, or Victoria. We’ve taken some road trips including 8 different trips of greater than 2500 miles one way, by car mind you. The one thing we don’t do a lot of is relax on trips.
Typically our trips have been work related. My employer sent me to a conference, meeting, or training session and I was able to bring my wife and/or family along. Sometimes I stayed a little longer, sometimes we were only there for the length of the reason I was sent. Rarely have we had a time when we didn’t have somewhere to be or something to do. This can be quite annoying at times.
Including our honeymoon (which after 19 years still isn’t over yet) we may have had 6 trips with nothing planned. This trip we are currently on is one of those 6. At least now, upon our arrival to pick up my oldest children from their aunt and uncle, we had to take my middle child about 150 miles west to meet her church group. We drove for 6 hours then my brother-in-law, sister-in-law, daughter and I went another 2.5 hours there and back. Other than that, no plans.
This morning I woke up and opened the balcony door to hear the Gulf while I read my Bible. It was drowned out to some extent by the sprinklers watering the grass. Then the tractor came by leveling the beach. Now the staff is preparing the pool for the day. Everything needs a reset. The pool, the beach, my family and me. It may be daily, it may be once in a blue moon, but never neglect the effect of getting a minute to reset, start over and recharge.
“Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons.” – Douglas Adams
Update: Is an updaet to a post called Reset a Re-Reset? Anyway, I didn’t properly proof this one this morning, and was on my iPhone typing, so I only just fixed some of the glaring errors of this morning.