If following in the footsteps of our parents is inevitable I think little Julia here got lucky. Parents Mike and Joanna — devoted and deliberate hikers, backpackers, runners, and doers are setting high standards for the little one. The mantra they are passing along is clear — be active, keep moving, see the world, go.
On this first major road trip for Julia, it is 17 different destinations in as many day — on a sweeping drive from the Pacific Northwest to the Bay Area and back the crew will bed down in a different place each night.
A researcher by trade, I feel good about Joanna’s pick for their lodging in the redwoods. 🙂
The reason, though, for all this moving around? For mom and dad, the world is too big a place and the possibilities too immense to spend any more time in one place then necessary. (Me, on the other hand, could hunker down in a oceanfront bungalow in Playa del Carmen or Tulum and while away days on end eating pineapple and guacamole.)
I’m not sure when I’ll see Mike and Joanna again. I’m sure they are already planning their next trip and next adventure but with the redwoods and this bend in the Smith River on their list of known worlds, it’s more likely they will strike out toward distant places.