The first day of our roadtrip, as we were ready to set out from Cannon Beach, OR, my sweet husband found his compass and placed it on top of the roof of the car to get us directed. To confirm where "east" was. Beautiful isn't it? Simple compass, fresh raindrops on the car, a good way to start.
A roadtrip is good for the soul. The hours spent in the car, reflecting and absorbing all that is around you, and letting the miles wash over you is a gift. Our roadtrip across the USA is well underway. Tonight we find ourselves in Iowa City, Iowa, making our way from Portland to Boston. We have a lot of technology with us, trip trackers, Facebook, iPhone, cameras and laptops. Documenting and sharing with friends and family along the way.
A couple of days into the journey we realized we didn't have a map. A real map. Fold up, fold out, paper map of the USA. We missed it. We bought one, and I am highlighting our route as we go along. Analog. So in our digitally connected world, sometimes you just want a map... or a compass. Something that will keep you on track, moving in the right direction, no matter what.