The Sandberg family was on vacation this past week, so the posting here was pretty light/sporadic.
This summer’s trip was to Copper Harbor, Mich., for a week of camping, hiking, biking and simply being together. During the 20-or-so hours of driving we logged this past week, I couldn’t help but chuckle at how differently I see the world through our truck’s windshield compared to my lovely bride.
She sees cute houses, coffee shops, gardens, restaurants, school buildings (she’s a teacher) and people.
Conversely, I see snowmobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, ATVs, trail signs and old cars/trucks.
The most acute difference is how we see the homes we pass. Whereas her eyes are drawn to the architectural style; the flowers; the windows; and if there are clues about the people who live there, MY eyes scan the sides of the house or the garage area for sleds or other vehicles.
She simply does not see the old Panther peeking out of the tall grass next to the detached garage. On the other hand, I don’t notice whether the house was made of brick or wood.
We will pass slowly through a small town like Bruce Crossing we will have a completely difference inventory of sights. We laugh about this difference and tell one another that we compliment one another, but I’m certain that my eyes see the best stuff and she’s COMPLETELY missing out. I keep that thought to myself though.
I’m guessing that I’m not the only one whose eyes constantly search for anything snowmobile and Arctic Cat-related while driving wherever and whenever.
Anyway, below are just a few great sights/memories from my family vacation.
Thanks to my family for indulging my stops and detours to capture such important moments during our trips.
And thanks to you for reading.
Our dog Otis is a true fan of Arctic Cat snowmobiles. Honest!
Kate and I laugh about our differences, but she’s always a sport for indulging me in the detours of life. And that’s something we both notice.