Lives turned upside down

Our (carefree, simple, travel-oriented) lives have (temporarily) turned upside down. When did this happen? It started when we arrived for a month to be near our daughters’ families.

We’d been on the road for well over two years and we admit that one of the reasons we love to travel is the freedom from errands, chores, and work. No more niggly little demands on our time. Our time is ours – and that’s a joy after lifetimes of working.

So, when we arrived to visit our daughters, our simple days ended abruptly.   Our time was now in demand.

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We walked the dogs.

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We attended school concerts for three grandchildren and a science fair for the fourth.

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We shopped for lumber and helped build a children’s fort.

We celebrated birthdays, including this one at a bounce house.

We celebrated birthdays, including this one at a bounce house.

We primed and painted patio furniture.

We primed and painted patio furniture.

We spent time doing photography together.

We spent time doing photography together.

And we did a lot of caring for the grandchildren.

And we did a lot of caring for the grandchildren.

A month has flown by and we’ll be back on the road again. Our time will turn right side up. Days will again include long hours of reading, writing, taking long walks, and enjoying our new destinations. Will we miss our grandchildren and their families? Absolutely!

 

April 2015

About simpletravelourway

Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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4 Responses to Lives turned upside down

  1. Such an excellent way to have balance in life. Cheers!

  2. Betsy says:

    Oh, my gosh! They are adorable! What fun you’ve had in a month!
    We have a month of peeps… 14 chicks were USPS’d from an Ohio hatchery to us in Georgia. The girls reside in the powder room in a giant tupperware box. In a month, they’ll be in the back yard. (Maybe some day we’ll have grandchildren!) Miss you two!! Come visit!

  3. It sounds like you made the most of it and what better way to be upended than by your grandchildren.

  4. Turned upside-down in a nice way!

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