In October 2015 my 17 year-old daughter and a few of her friends talked me into chaperoning/chauffeuring them on a 5-day RV road trip from Phoenix, AZ to Telluride, CO via Monument Valley in the Four Corners region.
It was just me and six high school seniors. I tried to teach them a few things about responsible road travel and fellowship. Instead, they taught me a few things:
- Live in the moment. There’s plenty to worry about later on.
- Look for things to laugh about and, if you don’t see them, make them happen.
- The day doesn’t end until you say it does.
- There’s some mighty fine dining to be had in the upper, back room of a grungy pizza joint.
- Rainy days can’t dampen the spirit of adventure.
- Living in today’s world requires a lot of recharges.
- My daughter’s going to be alright.
As with most vacations, it’s best to let pictures (and video) tell the story. Check this video one of the young men made: