I have a few pics to share of what some of our life looks like when we travel.
Like the gorgeous scenery we get to drive through every time we go grocery shopping.
It takes us 2.5-3 hrs on these dirt roads. (Some people travel it much faster than us, but we like to take it easy on our vehicle.) These dirt roads = pot hole galore and gravel the size of baseballs and footballs.
It’s an ordeal ,but we’ll take that any day over the slimy clay mess the roads become when it rains.
Yup, you guessed it! We choose to travel on the days it doesn’t rain as much as possible. Sometimes we even cut our trip short or have to extend it because rain is coming or because the rains caused a slide that basically destroyed a section of the road making it impassible. It’s something different each time.
It’s hard to believe but this is our normal everyday driving. My goodness, sometimes I really miss those smooth asphalted black topped roads with nothing on them except for some leaves, acorns, or tiny pebbles. I vaguely remember what its like to drive over 40 miles per hour! I know we used to get somewhere in a lot less time and not all shaken up and dusty! Haha, but we also get to see this every time and all kinds of other crazily beautiful things. We’ve even seen tucans! And parrots are the norm here. We get them in huge swarms- they’re a pest kind of like the crow is in the States. The other day we got to stop by this creek and let the kids play in the water for those much needed diapering breaks!
I see all kinds of glamorous things some of my friends get to do and famous ancient cities they get to tour and travel to, but honestly I love the simplicity of God’s untouched creation. No man made structures can compare to the beauty God made. And it’s been sitting here untouched since the flood where so few eyes have gazed and seen it.