As I write this, I am buried in work. Not caught up on my fall home owner chores. We had our first dinner as our family unit in two weeks and only the second or third in the past 6 weeks. Life. Is. Nuts. But…..I find myself energized, inspired and at peace.
Why? Aside from the obvious of my incredible family, I am feeling all these things because of last week. Last week I spent an entire week rambling through northwest Arkansas with many friends. I spent last week out there in the world. I wasn’t in an office with days filled with meetings. I wasn’t locked to a computer. Thanks to my incredible wife, I wasn’t at home juggling all the kid duties, pet duties and home duties.
Nope. I was hanging out with like minded folks that I have the pleasure to know and call friends. We were riding bikes, taking pictures, laughing until our guts hurt, wandering, rambling, drinking incredible coffee, eating fine foods, sampling brown liquids, expanding our minds and exploring. I planned this trip starting many months ago. It was exactly what I wanted for the milestone birthday I had just a few weeks ago.
I just want to say thanks to my family for supporting me on this fun filled week as well as all my friends that took their own PTO, took time away from their family, spent their own money to make my birthday special. I also want to thank those friends that just couldn’t make it and sent me good vibes and support too. We’ll see you soon and we’ll share a trail or gravel road sometime! Love you all!
And with that, here are a few pics. If you would like to know more about a picture or place, please leave a comment with a question and I’ll message you back. Hope you enjoy!
Until next time friends. More to come as I prepare for the coming year.