I have loved the discovery of the outdoors as an adult. I’m not sure what originally inspired our first national parks tour, but in the 6 years following that first adventure I have fallen in love. I’m hoping my kids move from tolerance to adoration in the coming decade.
Being in the glorious settings of the US national parks system has been like walking on to holy ground. The nature majesty is so great it’s like a physical peace that settles over you- slight at first like falling ash. But the peace permeates your skin and moves outside-in down through your soul.
It has been a manic travel adventure that ends in complete contentment and wholeness. Beauty so profound the glory of the creation cannot be denied.