August 4, 2010
That smooth and silky road of leisurely travel is one we all hope to embrace at some point in the year. As some people’s summer vacations end and others’ begin, we are reminded that taking the slow road is sometimes the most relaxing of all.
Throughout the summer I’ve considered what we will do with the six weeks of school-free living. The kids have been content in their first week of unstructured time to roll out of bed at the Godly hour of 8 a.m. Our faces seem less creased, our skin less stressed. Mealtimes are looser; attitudes more compliant.
We’ve decided some pool time, some reading time and some movie time would be perfect this week. Then there’s riding and library time and down time just because. There’s work time (parents’ work is never done!) as well as visiting time with the grands over a long weekend. We’ll enjoy more family time with cousins next weekend, and then our two-week Italian trip is already here.
Transition time comes the second week of September as we remind ourselves about how to hold a pen, tap on the keyboard again and soothe client fears. Such is the cycle of life. But for now, I savor this delicious moment of standing at the edge of our slow travel plans!
Attention slow travellers: SlowTrav.com is worth a visit!