For broadcast on August 10, 2020, KGUA radio (Gualala, California) asks writers to free write about in 200 words or less: What is something in front of you that you want to go after, experience, or explore? What (who) is behind you stopping you from going forward?
Exploring Utah with Owen and Max
Our grandsons are six and eight. Hannah and I had big plans to take Max and his older brother Owen to Utah this past April (2020). In one week’s time, we’d visit four of Utah’s five national parks – Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Bryce Canyon. The boys are at an age where they can hike the trails and enjoy the high desert world so different from their home in New England.
We had rented a condo in Moab with a pool and would have the good company of their parents, our daughter Molly and her hubby Tip; he just so happens to have the grilling gene that I was born without.
But out of the blue in March (2020), the coronavirus turned our world and theirs upside down. There was so much unknown about the exploding pandemic. So many questions with few palatable answers. Ergo, we postponed our adventure.
It’s now August. Time to make plans for April 2021. But the questions and wonderings remain, answers remain elusive.
Who knows what the world will be like in nine months. So April 2022 is on the table as a possible year for our adventure. Hell, they’ll be eight and ten and be able to do even more.
Words – 200