We’ve done one crazy quick trip down to Boston and back. We just got back from Montreal last week And we have another (not so quick) trip to Boston planned for later this month. I love these little road trips of ours and how they enrich our lives.
They are short, just a few days but they are refreshing. It’s not a super long time so I don’t have to think about a lot of meals or getting someone to water my little herb garden when we’re gone but they’re long enough to make us feel like we got away and had a refreshing break in the midst of life. They’re part work, part pleasure – my husband will be taking a few lessons from the concertmasters of these cities’ orchestras.
They are Refreshing and Educating.
Did I say that already?
I’m a big believer in doing what fuels you, for us that is travel. We love talking about it, we love dreaming about it and we love doing it. And these mini-road trips are such a fun way to introduce the girls to traveling, and to new cities and experiences.
Over the summer, the girls will have traveled through four of the ten Canadian provinces and through three of the fifty American states. Our three year old has learned to recognize her country’s flag and to notice the difference between the provincial flags. She can identify places as cities, towns or provinces and her overall sense of the world she lives in has grown so much. She could definitely learn all this information from a book but there is something satisfying about fully-immersed learning.
We are forced to live intentionally. We just had a few days in Montreal, a mere 48 hours in Boston- super mini getaways. We choose carefully where we eat, what we do, and how we spend all our time. The benefit is that we come away feeling super satisfied with our visit to the city. And that normally involves hitting up a good coffee shop, sourcing out a really great place to eat that the girls would do well in and has good food, and finding something local to the city or area to experience.
We’re in an intense season of life, raising two little girls, going to school and aggressively pursuing a big dream. Getting away for a few days gives us hours of time to talk together as a couple, it gives us lots of bonding time as a family and we are all refueled for the next part of our adventure.
What refreshes you?