I have one of those boys. A child who draws morning, noon and night - at home or while camping!
He wakes up and draws and is often drawing when we tell him it truly is "time to turn out the light".
Maybe it was for that reason that we really enjoyed the biography The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon. Whereas our boy draws mostly nature fantastical creatures, his latest is a ninja weasel, John James Audubon drew lots and lots of... birds.
This book is a great historical story that's very well illustrated and written. I especially loved the textured, multi-medium and slightly whimsical art. We recommend it if you have naturalist/artists-in-residence as we do.
(those eye lashes make my heart go 'a flutter)
The first part of this post is practical and story-telling in nature. Our itinerary, affordability, roadtrip realities, "how we did it", that kind of thing. The last part is when I delve into the heart, and talk about the "places" I really want to travel.
I see my marriage, and the fruit of my marriage, as one of life's greatest gifts. But the uncommon level of dedication and commitment that is required to nurture a marriage is staggering. You don't know this when you get married at twenty. I didn't.
I had a place to create order and routines, a space to support not just my people, but the guests of the Airbnb. And the Paradise Valley and Livingston, MT offered everything we needed, within a 20 mile stretch of highway.