After a few hikes and trying to fit in a lot of miles we took a lake day to rest. We found a beautiful spot along the creek with some shade, flowers, and no people to hang out in. We spent the day playing guitar, swinging in the hammock, napping, laying by the creek and taking slow walks. We also gave Roslyn her first bath in the basin with some heated up creek water. She was not a fan of this first one, might have been the bit of wind that started up as we put her in.
We quickly came to love the days we decided to park Walter and stay within about a 20' radius of that spot. Those were the days I nursed her to sleep swinging in a hammock and she'd dance to Joshua playing guitar at night. The times we let ourselves just be and not try to achieve anything were special. Stopping and slowing down are something Joshua and I are terrible at.
Roslyn, Walter, and this trip exposed that in us and forced us to try things a different way. We learned and made mistakes at this but in doing that we became better at resting and better at loving the still moments almost more than the big showy ones.
Walter doesn't really go above 65 miles an hour so we were always passed and hustled by but that meant we could soak in the scenery and just trot along while I read books not worrying about when we'd arrive. Roslyn is a mini person with her own schedule, she'd want to get out of her car seat mid ride so we'd stop and pop the back of the van open and play with her for awhile. We were learning to live life a new way and learning to be a new family.