Anybody who knows me knows that I am filled with passion.  Passion for writing, passion for motherhood, passion for creativity, passion for nature, and a passion to travel, especially to places I have never been before.

I have a wanderlust, sparked at ten years old when I looked at my first travel brochure for Europe.  Ever since then, I knew my dream in life was to travel, and to Europe in particular.  I finally made my first trip to Europe last year, and not only was it one of the greatest things I've ever experienced in my life, it cemented my innate urge to travel.

This week the kids are out of school for Spring Break, and ever since late last week, I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out somewhere we could go.  Apparently, the wanderlust has struck, and I have a burning desire to hit the road.  We've decided on Arkansas.  Why?  My mom took a job there a while back, and although her main house is still outside of Austin, TX, she rents a home in Fort Smith where she works during the week.  She's invited us to come down, and as I haven't seen her in a few years, we're overdue for a visit.

Looking into the mysterious land of Arkansas on the internet revealed that my mom lives in a gorgeous place.  Land of the Ozark Mountains, lush forests, rivers, lakes, and several state & national parks within a stone's throw.  I couldn't believe it!  Arkansas?  No way!  The kids are just as excited as I am now to get out and explore the beautiful nature around my mom's house.

So, to you, I wish a great week and an even better weekend.  I hope you find some adventure, it's always there if you know where to look.  I'll be back next week, my trip documented in photos that I will share with you.

Au revoir!



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