“Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller
“For the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” ~ Yellowstone National Park, inscribed at the entrance
“Life is a pilgrimage. The wise man does not rest by the roadside inns. He marches direct to the illimitable domain of eternal bliss, his ultimate destination.” ~ Swami Sivananda
Whenever DirtNKids goes on a long family vacation, our little tag-a-long, Gnomie, always goes with us. The kids enjoy being creative with places for him to “play,” and I get to scratch a creative itch with an aging Olympus DSLR.
5,500 thousand miles of road
+ 10 national forests hiked
+ 7 states out west
+ 6 people in confined spaces for 2 weeks
+ 3 national parks at peak season
+ 1 narrowly-missed grizzly bear
+ 1 escaped weather disaster
= One. Epic. Adventure.