Last weekend we took four days and visited family. The drive from Bedford, Nova Scotia to Montague P.E.I is a stunner. It has a way of calming and relaxing me. The ferry that runs during the warmer months breaks up the journey & gives us a chance to enjoy the fresh air.
The Highlights of a Family Road Trip & Visit
Tradition has evolved over the years that when we arrive to P.E.I. we begin to swap books out, debrief on the latest reads and make new reading / life goals. I have noticed that Jeremy enters into reading here and that now that our 'little' is older her car travel rides consist of her flipping through books for hours.
Having an uncle who is a board game youtuber has it's benefits. We are constantly learning new games when we visit and laughing along the way. This time it was 'The Mind' & 'Gladiators in An Arena' (heh) that really stuck out to us! (I LOVE 'THE MIND')
Having a three year old with a nap-time has a way of setting the 'quiet time' tone, but I think it's safe to say that when all of you but one have a book in your lap and your eyes closed , it's time to admit defeat.
Although PEI has it's touristy activities which I am sure as our toddler ages we will take advantage of, visiting this family has a source of peace to it. We take each day as it comes and don't overload.
I am not really sure how to define or explain that ease and peace that we find together but it's there. As the years go by I am recognizing that the peace in togetherness and time well spent is so much more valuable then the next crazy adventure or the next task on my to do list.
I left feeling refreshed & ready for the next wave of events and work.