childhood unplugged ~ november

for the first time in my life i am experiencing seasons. the city of trees has gone from green to gold, auburn, ochre and every color in between. so we decided to take the scenic, hour-long drive north to idaho city for a mountain view of the autumn splendor, oblivious to the fact that the boise national forest is entirely populated with coniferous evergreens. we enjoyed it anyway.

this wasn’t really an unplugged outing. we listened to music., talked a bit but sat mostly in silence. and once we got to our destination, we tinkered around for a minute but then just headed back with pizza dinner on the brain.

sometimes unplugging, whether you’re child or adult, can be as simple as going for a quiet drive and letting your mind wander as you meditate on the open road.

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8 thoughts on “childhood unplugged ~ november

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  2. Oh I love all of these. That one of your son asleep in the car seat stole my heart. And it wouldn’t be an Ashley shoot without somesort of animal, so I’m glad the dog made the trip as well šŸ™‚ xo

  3. I miss drives to see the leaves. I really do. In North Caroline and VA it was a yearly tradition. I loved the openess of just driving, not even knowing the destination. Beautiful Ashley.

  4. I’m so jealous…we don’t really experience fall here in southern California. Looks like your family had a wonderful time. Makes me yearn to get out on the open road with my own family. Lovely post!

  5. Ashley, I always enjoy your stories. You think of the smallest of details. I love it! I miss those seasons. So glad you and the family are able to experience this together.

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