We had a really special day. It is so hard for me to put into words how much fun we had today at the skating rink with the boys and the unschooling tribe in central Iowa. We even had some unschooling friends come in from out of town to join us. It made the day complete! You can not imagine what it is like to be in a skating rink with a bunch of parents and children who are filled with so much love and joy for life. No one was fighting, bullying, criticizing, or demeaning. Also, Holden asked to try out in-line skates today. To my surprise he loved them! He is so hooked on skating now and wants us to buy him in-line skates.
Onto my reason for blogging, and need to write. I'm thinking I need to start preparing for take off! Cliff asked me last night if I had made hotel reservations for our vacation next month and into June. I did for the time we will be at the Life is Good conference in Washington. I am finding it really hard to plan this trip out. I am becoming the sort of person that prefers to leave things up to chance and think positive. When we need a hotel/motel it will all work out somehow. I'm really excited, but also nervous. I get that way before long trips in the car and going to places I have never been to. I'm thrilled about going to Yellowstone and we may have a tour guide! Cliff has a friend who is going to try to meet us there with his wife. They live in MT and plan to bring their camper along. We will most likely need to buy a tent to sleep in because it will be easier and less expensive than hotel hunting for that period of the trip.
Obviously, I have a lot to be researching and planning. But truly is this something you can plan out? We will take maps and our hopes for this trip. But mostly I'm hoping to take our sense of adventure and sense of humor. The most un-fun is getting everything ready for take-off. But even that won't be so horrible...I hope.
Wish me luck!