You probably know that our trip is fast coming to a close, and we still have things we want to do. I interviewed everyone in the family (including myself) about what they want our final months to look like, and some other questions.
1. What is one activity we have not done yet on the trip that you would like to do?
Will: Rafting with the whole family.
Nate: Ride a horse.
Beth: Kayak and/or raft, see the stars in a remote location, read a book.
Ash: Some type of boating activity: kayak, rafting/tubing, motor-boating, etc.
2. What is an activity we have done already on the trip that you'd like to do again?
Will: Get some alone time with each of my parents (going out to lunch, going to a movie, etc.)
Nate: Bike a few miles.
Beth: Off road vehicles, exploring, hiking, spending time hanging together outside the RV.
Ash: Off roading in an ATV. We had a blast a few days ago on this activity.
3. What are some characteristics/skills you have learned on the trip that you want to carry back home with you?
Will: My movie making skills that I've honed in the last few months.
Nate: Hand stands and cartwheels.
Beth: Flexibility, endurance, creativity.
Ash: Greater confidence in do-it-yourself maintenance; better appreciation for the flexibility required when changes in life happen, greater appetite for doing and trying things outside of my comfort zone.
4. What do you think will be the hardest part of transitioning back to Atlanta?
Will: Losing my dad full time; jumping back into a "normal" schedule.
Nate: Unpacking all of our stuff ('cause it'll probably take us about an hour) and selling the RV.
Beth: Getting back to a set routine (things such as appointments, meetings, errands); not having Ash full time.
Ash: Getting adjusted to a world where I am working more and recreating less than I am this year, on our adventure. Being with my family over the year has been a real blessing, and I will never regret taking a pause of life to spend this time with them.
Overall, we have generally the same thoughts on each of the questions, obviously personalized for each one. It's been a real adventure, and we're looking forward to ending it well!
Will is 14, and enjoys running track, writing,