Cheyenne Mountain!! Top 5 favorite places to stay, so far!!
My husband took this picture of a gorilla at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. . . And I’m really relating to how this guy is feeling!!
Coming back at ya, with a photo of the day!!
This one was fun! We found this praying mantis on our picnic table one day, and observed it for a good half hour!!
Life is so weird….especially life in 2020…
Early in my 20s…it’d make me anxious if things didn’t go according to plan. I’d cling to the plan, and act like a toddler (if not outwardly, definitely inwardly) when things didn’t go how they were “supposed to go”.
I like to know what “the plan” is. I don’t like going into things blindly.
Somewhere, over time, I started to let go. If plans change, more often than not. . .I’m able to wing it. I think it was almost a coping mechanism. I couldn’t hold onto the stress of things not going my way, anymore.
So, I stopped making long term plans.
For my kids’ birthdays, I started planning last minute. And for most anything, it seems like my best plans always come together last minute, anyways.
When we started “planning” our road trip, I was so excited!! After years of not planning super far ahead, we had this plan of where we would go, and when we would be there. It was a general plan, but it was a plan that was starting to come together.
And then, 2020 happened. And I have to laugh. Because, like for everyone else this year. . .2020 has definitely not gone according to plan.
Through this year, I’ve been reminded of why exactly it is, I’m more of a “wing-it” girl.
The last couple of months have reminded me that not clinging to my plan, allows for God’s plan to unfold. And, His plan always ends up better than mine!!
I was beginning to think that I’d never get to say that we were really traveling. . .
There for awhile, we were bouncing from Texas to Missouri, and back.
But, the last two months, we really started traveling, and have been able to have more adventures.
Never in my life, did I think we’d get to say that we had your traditional summer nights. . .cooking s’mores and going swimming. . . AND get to see snow ( real snow) all in one summer!!
We also got to go see the St. Louis Arch!! That’s one place that we really wanted to take the kids!! The tram was still not up and going (COVID), but it was a great experience for them-nonetheless. I can’t wait to take them back, when they can see from the top of the Arch!! We also found Cardinal Stadium.
I love how much a lot of our adventures turn into learning experiences, as well!! This is what I dreamed! That my kids would be able to learn about the world through traveling experiences!!