Road Trip!

We are in the middle of packing for a road trip! Yeah! We leave tomorrow for two weeks away in which we'll be driving down to Charleston, South Carolina then back up through Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, visiting family and camping along the way. We've been making preparations all weekend, but we had time to fit in a little fun to celebrate the holiday, grilling with friends and visiting the Bronx Zoo one of Jasper's favorite places. We saw quite a display there,


the Peacocks who wander the grounds of the zoo were out in full force, I had never seen so many of them making displays at once, it was gorgeous...


So inspiring!

I'm really looking forward to traveling for the next couple of weeks. I love the feeling of simplicity that comes with a good road trip, and camping, paring everything down to the minimum of possessions and necessities helps me to pare down my thoughts as well.
I have my summer reading all ready to go too, here is what I'm very excited to jump into...

The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

The Double Comfort Safari Club: The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel

Along with some books on tape for the kids for the long car ride! I think that we'll be doing lots of small stops and side trips to take the edge of those hours in the car along the way.

Grace and peace to you friends, I'll be back soon with many stories to share!
xo

11 comments:

VisionWise said...

We leave Thursday for our road trip! How fun... we'll both be traveling for 2 weeks... Sweet! Yeah, I've been preparing a lot the last few days... we're really excited... I love what you wrote about simplicity... it's so true. Blessings and safe travels mama... :)

jacqueline said...

Dearest faith, how wonderful to be packing for a road trip!! I am loving your photos of that gorgeous Peacock! Peacocks are just so amazing! Thanks for the list of books and i am really interested in that "The Happiness project" book! Will have to check it out at the local bookshop! Have a lovely merry happy trip!! Love to you!

nicole said...

hi faith, i also bought the new book by isabel allende for my holiday reading - except it's a winter holiday since we are in australia. can't wait to start it, she's one of my favourite authors. happy reading, nicole.

shari @ little blue deer said...

We're all about books on tape! Love them, they make a long car ride go by so much faster! Love the zoo pictures, I love the Bronx Zoo! Anyway, happy to run across your blog, you Etsy shop is AWESOME!!! Love all those colors! Anyway, just wanted to say hi and I'm your newest follower! Cheers!

karan karla {EnRouge} said...

Sounds like what I need too . . a good head-clearing road trip. I'm so glad for you that you get to take a leisurely one--sounds amazing! I'd love to see Charleston. What gorgeous country-- I love it down there. So, happy trails and here's wishing you all a wonderful and safe journey!
p.s. I'm glad you mentioned the book titles . . I'm always on the lookout for a new novel . . I'm going to check them out.

Estelle said...

I'm so excited to hear about your road trip. I can just imagine all the inspiration you will gather. Happy travels to you and your lovely family.

Estelle said...

And those peacocks are truly stunning.

Clarity said...

Your paintings are original, I like the way you layered blue on top of the birds in Knowing - at least I think you put blue on top.

I hope you enjoy your road trip and manage to get some reading in. Island is already on my reading list.

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Have a wonderful road trip Faith...can't wait to see some of your adventure when you get back...be safe and be well:D

jacqueline said...

I hope you are having a wonderful trip so far! I miss so and just wanted to come and have a peek at your work and your lovely and very inspiring posts! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

Lori said...

Oh Faith! I am sure you are having the most wonderful time. I gasped when I scrolled down to see the peacock- gorgeous! And the books- thank you so much- I have heard of the happiness project and one of my favorite books of all time is Daughter of Fortune by Isabel A. I've missed you- so glad you are doing well and looking forward to seeing your pictures when you get back.

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