Thanks to Autie Susan for being ever so generous to Maya and Taylor, and keeping the motion lotion flowing! It’s been a crazy few weeks. We’ve been back a few days now. It does look like our trips are over for the summer. There’s a part of me that wanted to squeeze in the places which we did not get to see. But, there’s a part of me that says that it’s enough. It’s been an amazing trip in many ways. What’s really important is that Maya really enjoyed the entire trip. There were days when we were couped up in the RV for the entire day. And there were many “walmart days” as well. All good as far as Maya’s concerned.
And in closing the trip for the year, I am faced with one question. Was it worth it?; the RV, the trailer, family member etc etc. I think for Maya definitely yes. For her, the adventure began in the RV, in Toronto. The entirety of the trip was an adventure. The destination was only an incidental hapenstance for Maya. And I only wish I could have shown her more.
It was a very difficult trip for me. There were more things to worry about than one could imagine. These things take both time and energy because left unattended, can become a big issue. I’ll have time to reflect on the merit of the trip in my blog section at some point…
But let’s talk about our Gansta!
Maine was a practice run. It was a very difficult trip for us. The trailer was the big issue.
Michigan showed us an area, we never thought existed. Beautiful beaches to boot as well.
Rockies is always beautiful, raw. I learned to fear the incline and the decline. Pulling a heavy load took a lot of effort.
Arizona (Grand Canyon) took our breath away. Even Maya said that the Grand Canyon as cool.
Utah is more beautiful than one can imagine. Both Grand Canyon and Utah was very special for me, as my family saw the places that I had always wished they’d see. It’s not too difficult to become emotional here, and we did.
Antelope Canyon was … amazing!
Redwood National Park was awe inspiring. So worth the drive… and drive and drive. The last section was the drive back from Vancouver to Grand Rapids, Michigan. We made the trip in less than three days. Long days and nights and both Taylor and Maya leaned back and tried to enjoy the ride. Maya did better than both Taylor and I.
We made it safely back to Michigan as well as back home.