Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A Time For Thanks

 Can you believe it? It's Thanksgiving already. Where does the time go? Today I'm going to do the cliche thing and talk about what we've been thankful for this year. I know, it sounds like something that your parents made you do before being allowed to dig into that turkey dinner you've smelled all day long. But it seems important this year.
  First things, first. I need to apologize for not having a post for last Friday. Times have been very crazy around here lately with work keeping me busy and life has been demanding on all of us as of late. However, until last week, I haven't let these things get in our way of putting something out there for your entertainment. The reason we missed this is simple and is actually the first thing I'm thankful for this year. We closed on our new house in Utah last week. Yup Route To Adventure has a new headquarters and we're excited to be making the move. It just won't be full time for a few months because we aren't quite done here in California. With me working long hours at work and minimal time for exploration, I was unprepared and the blog post got pushed off. It happens now and again and I do apologize but we'll continue to bring you fun stories from our adventures as we enter our third year in December. Stay tuned for that.
New RTA headquarters!
  We are thankful for the opportunities that we've been given here in California. We've been able to learn a lot about the people and history of the state and we're looking forward to learning more. Its been a different world working and living here and although I still feel like a outcast in a strange land I don't think I would change a thing. Being here has allowed us to move forward in our lives and helped us get into the new house. Check off the completed boxes because we're hitting our goals.
  We're happy to have covered so many miles without any major incidents. We've put a lot of miles between our travels and we haven't had as much as a scratch to any one of us or our vehicles. We hope to continue that as well because flat tires and car accidents are not something I want to deal with. 
 We're thankful for our family and friends that help us along the way. Without them we wouldn't be able to accomplish many of the goals that we have set. These people make an effort to be apart of each of our adventures as possible and we wouldn't have it any other way.
  We are thankful for each and every reader that comes to this blog because without you, there wouldn't be a point to having the blog. We continue to grow each month and it helps to have a fun outlet for our creativity. We hope that we've inspired some of you to explore your own neck of the woods and enjoy the time with your own families which is the main goal for us at Route To Adventure.
  We find it important to promote an attitude of discovery and learning. We have tried to teach our children that there is more to life than video games and television and I hope they can continue the tradition with their own families some day. They grumble and complain a little bit when we suggest some of our adventures but by the time we get to the location and see it with our own eyes they tend to forget that they didn't want to go. I am truly thankful for such wonderful kids that put up with us and our need for photographs and video of everywhere we go. They have been a blessing and I wouldn't trade them for anything.
  We hope that you too have had a lot to be thankful for this year and we wish you the best over the holiday. If time allows, I hope you get to step away from the food, football and shopping long enough to explore your world even if it is only for an hour or two. Please be safe in your travels and we hope to see you back again on Friday.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Brandan

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