But I’m starting to not like how much waiting time we have before leaving* – too much time to worry. Will the trailer work well enough? Will my old SUV be able to handle a stressful summer as a tow vehicle? Are we doing too much? Can the kids handle the hiking? Will we be ready for bears?
Maps are a great way to plan and get a better look in on the parks and what might be reasonable for us to do, day-to-day. But we can’t plan out every single day, it’s too stressful and things are going to happen that we don’t expect and we need some flexibility. I think the summer is framed in pretty well, planning wise. Maybe it’s time to look a little closer at what’s beyond!
*not that I’m eager to say goodbye to our friend and family!