I’ve loved going back through all these pictures of our time in Breckenridge last month. It seems like ages ago and it’s only been about 6 weeks but I guess that’s because time seems to be moving so quickly. I talk about it often, time moving so quickly, because that is the constant in our lives right now. I feel like it’s the constant for so many people these days. I have conversations with friends and the one thing that everyone always says is, “I just don’t have enough time…” We are all filling our lives up with things that need to be done and things that we want to do. It leaves little time for anything else. That’s why we plan these trips. We know that when we are away we will at least slow down for a few days. We will enjoy our time in a different way, the way that truly brings us joy and together as a family.
So for our last day we went to one of our favorite spots that doesn’t get a lot of hiking traffic. It’s behind a neighborhood we usually rent a house in and found it when we were out driving one day. We packed a lunch and lots of water because we wanted to spend as much time as we could out there.
Some places just make you feel something indescribable. You can sit there for hours. Places where the kids just seem to run wilder, their imaginations wide open with no distractions, where they exemplify what childhood is.
There was no conversation about all the things we had to do when we got back home. There was no talk about the house build or what our schedule looked like once we were home or how there wasn’t enough time. There was only talk about what kind of birds we saw, chipmunks and animal scat. Supergirl running through the trees trying to save her brother from the evil bear. We started planning our next trip so we could slow it down again.
Because as much as we try to slow it down in normal day to day life, nothing slows us down and makes us more intentional with our time as getting away to the mountains.