BY MEGAN OAKS
For the past few weeks my family and I have been doing some summer traveling. As I’m sure any of you with kids know, traveling can be a lot of fun and at the same time very daunting.
I typically go into these times with the highest hopes, full of anticipation for new things we’ll see, memories we’ll make and the bonding my three acorns will share. My husband on the other hand, the yin to my yang, tends to have a less positive outlook on the experience; he calls it realistic, I call it negative.
Either way, our trip always ends up landing somewhere in the middle of our ideas, yet so far we’ve survived and some would say are stronger from the experience.
As we were traveling a few weeks ago with some extended family, making our way to Roswell NM, my 5 year old daughter asks me from the backseat “Mom, are we there yet”… those infamous four words that loom like a dark cloud on every family road trip.