Often times during a hike, Zac and I will find ourselves behind the others. Ky suggests we are hereditarily slow walkers. I believe I'm out of shape. My husband says we are slow. Whatever the reason, I don't mind. Zac and I are bonding. Zac loves to talk. At some point along the way, Zac will direct the conversation to money. He might ask If this rock were gold, how much do you think it would be worth? Then I reply, I don't know anything about rocks or gold. Zac will suggest some dollar amount and I will say Yes because I know where the boy wants the conversation to go. He wants to imagine how he would spend an endless amount of money. It's cute.
I suppose Zac's daydreams are similar to my daydreams about life with adult children. When my free time will be spent freely. When my vacation days accrue endlessly and a vacation means relaxing. Can you hear the steel drum and ocean waves? I think so!
Jenni, from Story of My Life, poses the question If you had 3 months off to do anything in the world, what would you do? My first reaction was pack my bags. I want to go somewhere! There are so many places I haven't seen. I've always wanted to see the United States from coast to coast. A road trip maybe. Some time in the Big Apple. The Nation's capital. The Northwest.
Part of me would like to do something daring. Lately I've been following the journey of two Marines walking across America to bring awareness to Wounded Warriors. I am inspired. How cool would it be to walk across America? Meet people. Walk with them. Share an important story.
Zac and I talk about the two Marines as we followed the group up the mountain. He agreed a cross country walk should be in our future. Did you catch that? The kid just crashed my kidless vacation daydream! Maybe I am destined to have a tag along.