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A Happier Man, Issue #27-- Easier Travel
June 25, 2016

Easier Travel

I love to travel...but easier travel. Not difficult and frustrating. From that first camping trip to Northern Wisconsin as a small child to my recent trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with my grown children.

There is just something about traveling that makes me feel good. It stirs my soul. It is how I am and how I want to be.

I have loved traveling since I've been a kid. My parents took my sister and I on camping trips to northern Wisconsin before I was in kindergarten. That travel spot is still dear to me. I love to go to that spot to this day. I can still remember swimming at the beach, seeing a large snake swimming in the water and how the orange pushups at the camp store tasted better than anything in the world.

As I got into grade school, my parents did not travel. I suppose they were strapped for money with 3 young children, a home and home remodeling expenses. They probably bought into the notion that a family has to be sensible and not have that much fun.

Our first epic trip was to Glacier National Park, Montana when I was 15. This was in the early summer before I was going to be a freshmen in high school. My sister was one year younger and my brother was 7 years old.

The trip started with frustration and problems. The first night in northern Minnesota, there was a huge thunderstorm. Our big old tent filled with water. We were trying to sleep in pools of water. We had to delay leaving a few hours the next morning to dry out the sleeping bags at the campground laundromat dryer.

There was a massive windstorm in Western North Dakota the second night. Our tent blew down. We were barely able to stuff it back in the car in the middle of the night. We spent the rest of the night trying to sleep in the car.

My dad was tempted to turn around and go home.

The third night in central Montana was uneventful. Maybe we were going to be OK.

We got to Glacier about noon the next day. The weather the rest of our trip was glorious. It was mid June, cool and dry the rest of the week. No rain, humidity, heat or bugs.

Our luck turned to good for the rest of the trip.

The mountains, of course, were breathtaking. Each hike and drive an adventure in grand views and awe inspiring sights. I felt like I was seeing something no one had seen before.

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