The Pass of Caradhas…But this trip has served to teach us that answers aren’t found in the asking, but in the doing…in the finding out. Want to know what we’re capable of, what our family is made of, the limits of our abilities? Then let’s go! Let’s find them out. The world will not wait for us behind our hedgerow of excuses, nor will our children.
The Road South…
But Mousie, thou are (not alone),
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes o’ Mice and Men (often go awry),
And leave us nought but grief and pain,
For promised joy!
Proper Perspective…I think it’s a part of what wanderlust really is, that tension between wanting both to see it all, but also know it. Deeply know it, like a man and wife sixty-five years into marriage…even if one of them has dementia and can’t find his pants.
The Rescue Mission…“I am almost inclined to set it up as a canon that a children’s story which is enjoyed only by children is a bad children’s story.” – C.S. Lewis
So It Begins…I’m pretty sure ARB doesn’t sell imagination, but every adventurer needs it (dare I say more than four wheel drive).
Why By Montero?…I wanted to put things to the test, to find them out: the Montero, myself, our family’s abilities and limits. That Amelia Earhart saying “Adventure is worthwhile in itself”… yeah, let’s test that too. Bet she didn’t say that in an airplane with four kids in the back!