I do a great deal of traveling lately. The older I get the harder it is to not get tired during these drives. During one of these drives I did begin to tire. I was bored with my regular roadside stops. This time I decided to take a stop at a campground. I knew I would be able to let the children out to walk around for a little bit and I would be able to rest a bit longer than usual. A nice and quiet place to rest.

I did not get any shuteye after finding the a nice clear camping spot, near the lake. Near the lake. That meant we were going to have some fun. Our fun started with me and my oldest. She wanted me to take some pictures of her dolls as they were "at the lake." After that she began to wade in the water. I knew at that moment we were going to need to get other children out of the car. Pretty soon I had all the girls out of the car and they were happily enjoying the water.

Our stop at the lake was actually only about an hour into our drive, but I realized that next summer we were going to have to make this stop quite a bit more. I began to plan out a camping trip or two. Not only was I sold on the area but so were my children.

The whole unplanned stop got me thinking about how much I need to remember to enjoy things around me and allow for some fun time. Why make stops on the side of the road (those scenic pull offs)? Why not try new things, especially along the same route travelled several times a year? It is the perfect way to make memories that will last a lifetime.