I have to say, that taking a year away from everything is a tempting endeavor. When I heard from Sam that he and Jess were taking a year off to see the country, taking their kids across this great nation… I was envious.
I have worked with Sam, and have always found him to have a great sense of humor. His ability to laugh at just about anything, I think, would make him an excellent candidate for a road-trip partner. With this, I have also seen his sense of being and his ability to understand a situation. I wish I had the current ability to pack up and go for a year with the family across this great nation. I think I may have to put this idea in the crock-pot and let it simmer for a bit. Taking the girls cross-country when they are older (old enough to appreciate the things they were seeing) may grow on me.
In the meantime, Sam and family… I hope that you have nothing but a smooth trip. I will not say that I wish you an uneventful journey, as adversity on a trip is what creates memories. See you soon!