Ok, so here’s the deal. You know how you have these great childhood memories of the vacations you took as a kid? The nostalgia of what was seems to overwhelm the senses and makes us think how perfect things were “back then”. You can’t wait to explore the area that produced those amazing memories. Then you go to those places and find you are shocked how things have changed.
That happened to both me and Mark on our recent trips to Idaho and Lake Tahoe, respectively. What once held such amazing memories has become distorted with what is now termed “progress”. Overcrowded with people who now run around in a frenetic pace; tons of new buildings where once there was farmland or forests. It truly boggles the mind.
While we enjoyed the chance to relive the memories, it also served to remind us that you can’t go back. On the other hand, by going to these places together it gave us the opportunity to create some fabulous memories as a couple, and for that we are truly thankful. We know while the memories from childhood may be blurred and distorted, the memories we are creating today will last the rest of our lives.