Our family is taking a road trip! I took this trip with my grandparents when I was just a bit younger than A and Z are now.
Even though I expect they are going to hate the long hours on the road, I think the girls are going to be awed by the canyon. I can’t wait to see their faces at the first mountain view on the horizon. I can’t wait to hear their sigh’s, exclamations, and laughs. I hope they take many amazing memories of the trip.
I often find lots of great opportunities to enjoy the place that I am visiting for work. These are shots from a trip to Denver in Feb, 2010 for the ACA National Conference.
I read this article recently. In the article there was a quote. It was written that a road map’s no good without a destination. While I understand that the author was just using a simple analogy to make his point, I just have to add my thoughts about how road maps are much more than the fastest path from point A to B.
I love maps. Here are some other things I think maps have to offer:
- A map shows you where you are so that you can decide the best route. (planning)
- There are hundreds of paths to the same destination. Without a map how do you know the best route for you? (resources)
- The map shows you all the stops along the way. (benchmarks)
- Exploring alternative routes with no destination in mind is the best way to gain new perspectives. (flexibility)
- Knowing the distance and when you arrive. (evaluation)
Of course, he was just talking about the end statement and I guess I am considering the process. For me, the journey’s the thing.