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!
A Middle-earth State of Mind…The stories of J.R.R. Tolkien…The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion…all that began in a simple idea to bring a little extra joy to his kids around Christmas each year, and it’s in that same spirit, that same season, that same state of mind, that this story begins.