About “Our Summer Adventure”
A blogger who mentally can’t pause her social media world. A boy who lives for video games. This is the story of how an absolute miracle brought a mom and her son into a much quieter, simpler world, far far away from their own internet driven world. With no wifi. Will they survive? You’ll soon find out!
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This cozy little room in a heritage home comes with a story… a pretty amazing story.
I found out that I didn’t have to go to my day job this week, and immediately thought, what on earth can I do with my son? School is about to erupt once again and I envisioned one last getaway. But not camping this time to a familiar place.
My dreamy little prayer for the day had me asking for something super cool, even though I didn’t know what. My imagination led me to envisioning a house by a lake. Yes, I imagine well.
Carrying on with my day, I went to retrieve my email. Uh oh… an email came in with a second request… see, I didn’t respond properly to the first one so they emailed again.
That would be Karen. But Karen not only thankfully persevered, she upped the ante.
“Would you like to stay for a few nights in our vacation home? It’s an older home (heritage) but all fixed up… on 100 acres. Near lakes…”
In trade for teaching her something I know how to do. Make old signs.
Jaw drop… I just stared at the screen before I could type. We emailed back and forth and met for dinner. Where she handed me the keys.
But not before a good long talk. The moment I met Karen, I knew I needed a Karen in my life and I didn’t even know it until now. She encouraged me, helped to remove fears I had on a road trip like this, and opened her home and her heart to a mom and her son. Just because.
“Go DO this. We both know this was no accident. You need the downtime with your son and a new experience. You’ll do great! Oh… and the house, it’s nothing too fancy. Just full of eclectic thrift store finds…”
Dream talk, girl. Dream talk…
By the time you read this, we will be throwing the last few things in the luggage and heading out for the week on a brand new adventure to BC’s beautiful interior of Salmon Arm. New area, climate, lakes, junk shops, restaurants… and no wifi. DOH!
No wifi.. you caught that, right? Gulp… But the more I thought that part over, the more I realized, perfect. Just absolutely perfect! The Big Guy upstairs leaves no detail left unturned.
When a miracle knocks… ok! We’re on it!