Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Oh, The Places We'll Go!

*Posted originally on the amberwavesband.com site. Moved here and post dated.
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“Congratulations! Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!” 
Yesterday we were invited out to lunch, by members of the church hosting last night's concert. The children's pastor was asking about our travels so far and wanted to know about our favorite places we've seen, and I found myself completely stumped. Where would I even begin?

 It has been over 3 years since we closed the sale on our house and moved into the bus, which was one of the most difficult transitions I think I've ever had to deal with, but if anyone ever asked us if our travels met our expectations, I'd be just as stumped. I'm not sure I had a clear picture of what life on the road would be like, which is rather strange for this dreamer.

 I think, to be honest, we just felt compelled to do it. To see what the world would think of our music and what we would think of the world.

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“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!” 
Leaving hour home state, where we all grew up in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, we have since seen everything from the famous Superstition Mountain in Arizona, to the Appalachian Mountains, and most recently, the Cascade Range with the towering Mount Rainier, with a hopeful trip next week to Mount St. Helen.

 Lord willing, by fall we'll have a view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

 By the way, the bus does NOT like mountains. Loves beaches though!

February Travels 381 Wait... No, that's me. The bus is currently stuck in sand outside the beach house.

 I'm the one that loves mountains and beaches. It's all amazing.

“And when you're alone there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.”
I had to actually take a moment to think about my favorite places because, in all truth, the last year was very scary at times, frustrating at others, and all of that made me forget for a moment about this amazing journey. Our life is not a comfortable life, but it's enriching.

It took hours at the beach house over the last week to remind me of this and I began looking through old pictures.

   Hours of this view will certainly clear your head.
“Out there things can happen, and frequently do,
To people as brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen, don't worry, don't stew.
Just go right along, you'll start happening too!”

New York City 149New York City 054The twins had no problem answering that question. It was New York City. Why? Two reasons, the amazing buildings and architecture, and Time Square at night!

The coming months promise further adventure, but with that comes the risk. Life is precarious at times, with a minivan about to fail, an old bus still going strong... until it doesn't, but a manageable schedule... if everyone stays healthy.
“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains.” ~Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!
We're in good hands. Bring it on!
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