Every year, our family takes a two-week vacation at a nearby lake. I usually fly home late the night before, worn out from my nonstop travel schedule (some years I’ve spent more than 300 days on the road).
Not this year. The global pandemic has kept me home since March, with our activities severely curtailed as we guard the health of Teresa’s elderly mother and immune-compromised brother.
We’re also blessed to live in the country and some of the most beautiful land God ever created. So who needs a vacation this year?
We did consider skipping it, but in the end, we realized that getting away would be good for us. Away from the endless Zoom meetings, familiar routines, and the lure of social media.
So we’ll be unplugging and heading for the lake, where we’ll continue to socially distance and wear masks out of love for our at-risk family members.
Our animals and Almost Heaven Ranch will be in the care of our beloved friend and caretaker, although QT Pi Becker informed me he has plans of his own involving Santa, elves, and the Pacific Northwest. You can read about them on his Facebook page. 😀
We’ll be back to normal routines the day after Labor Day. We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday weekend, and will hold you in our prayers until then!