“It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.” – JRR Tolkien
I’ve no big plans for this fall, but I do have a few mini-adventures I plan to enjoy, taking advantage of the beautiful weather of autumn.
For the first time in quite a few years, I ventured out with my immediate family - parents, two of my three brothers, and my sister - on a summer vacation. Leaving my husband at home, we drove the 8+ hours to Maggie Valley, North Carolina, me squeezed between my...
For just a little while, it becomes easy to imagine the charmed life of a 19th century planation owner. You become aware of the relationship between the land and its people – how humans and nature worked together to build something both beautiful, functional, and sustaining.
How much different would our daily outlook be if we approached it as an adventure, as something to be cherished and enjoyed? Would we find pleasure, humor, or even joy in the little things?
On Saturdays like this, however, I’m reminded that adventures can be had at home, if only we’re open to looking for them, and that the best adventures are the ones with my people, no matter where we are.
This weekend, J and I decided we needed to take advantage of the lovely fall weather with a Saturday excursion. And so, we loaded up my two youngest siblings and went driving. About 30 minutes from my parent’s house is one of the many entrances to the Natchez Trace –...