Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Falling Waters State Park: Slowing Down, Savoring Little Moments

You'd think since we're traveling full time that it would be easy to remember to slow down and savor the little moments. 

That is sort of the point of doing this after all.

The one and only attraction to see at Falling Waters, 
a single waterfall falling into a sinkhole.

You'd be amazed that it is just as easy to; waste time, lose yourself in technology, let time get away from you, get short with your kids, get snappy with your husband, let the dishes pile up, etc etc. Truth is, time can get away from you whether you're living a traditional lifestyle (house that's attached to the ground and whatnot), or a less conventional one (house that can float or fly away in any big storm). 

For the first few months of our trip, I feel like I was letting time get away from me. 

It was still great, and we did some cool stuff...and by default we were spending more time together doing things that we normally don't get to do. But it took a while to find our groove. I feel like we're just barely getting in to it now, and we've been on the road for nearly 4 months now! 

Luke's version of fishing, cast it in, and start sketching.

The finished sketches.

Sometimes you just need time in a quiet park, where there are no beaches, manatees, space shuttles...or anything else to run off and do. Sometimes you just need a place where you can bike and walk, hang out and talk, and remember that there is beauty in the everyday enjoyment of life.

Sometimes you just need to curl up with your Dad and take a nap. 
(Please don't tell him I posted a picture of him in his underpants!)

These aren't big things, and that's exactly the point. Life is rarely made up of big's all the little ones that count. When I'm at the end I won't remember all the things I pinned, or read on Facebook or updated to Goodreads...but I will remember today. I will remember Orion shining bright in the sky above us while we ate our dinner under a star-lit sky, and giggling in the hammock with Luke, and pushing him on the swing in his bright red overalls. 

These are the moments to slow down and savor. 

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