[faith] a whole life of adventure

This summer proves to be an exciting one for our family with multiple camping trips planned to destinations around the western United States. The thought is that we’ll catch campsites along the way, not often staying more than one night, and we’ll get a really broad experience — a big picture view of what there is to see.

Our first tour will be Utah’s National Parks. We’re hoping to see Zion, Arches, Moab, Mesa Verde and all points in between. Great fun, right? Hiking and exploring opportunities, photos to be taken, camping out under big starry skies — I imagine such bonding memories for the family.

I’ve got my eye set on Yosemite too. And bike touring the San Juan Islands. And sledding down the sand dunes in Florence, OR. And a return trip to our favorite campsite at Beverly Beach.

Big plans. Exciting adventures.

But the little ones? They don’t know if it will really be fun. They have said they might want to stay home and play on the computer. They don’t want to leave their neighbor friends. They would sacrifice amazing adventure for the familiar, just because they know what they’ll be getting into.

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