Two Kids, an RV and the Grand Canyon

I was driving something the width of our home back in England, in six-lane traffic, on the “wrong” side of the ring-road round Phoenix, Arizona, at “floor to capacity” speed, and I was terrified.

A Road Trip That Saved Our Happiness

USA Road Trip, Cruise America RV to the Grand Canyon, Supresticious Mountain, Mesa in the background

I was driving something the width of our home back in England, in six-lane traffic, on the “wrong” side of the ring-road round Phoenix, Arizona, at “floor to capacity” speed, and I was terrified.

 

When we picked up the Recreational Vehicle from the Cruise America offices in Mesa, I hadn’t dared admit that I didn’t think – honestly – that I was up to the task.

But it was too late; there are no U-turns on the interstate highways. I had no choice but to smile bravely at the kids and take them on this five-day, dream trip to the Grand Canyon…

Click here to Read the full article on The Daily Express …

I was standing behind my father’s coffin at his funeral thinking about what it was that he had given me that I wanted to pass on to my children:  a resourcefulness, a self-reliance, and a sense of wonder in the world.

My marriage broke down at the same time that my father died, and I wanted to both bond as the family we were now and learn to trust the world again. In the tender struggle with the unfamiliar, in collaborating with chance I believed we would redevelop our sense of self-worth. In learning to accept uncertainty and dance with the unknown we would have practical experiences to call on all our lives. To to do something that celebrated my father’s legacy, I took my two boys, then aged 10 and 7, on a five-day road trip in an RV to the Grand Canyon

I first wrote about it for The Express national newspaper, and then our trip across America from LA to New York, across 15 states, over 7 weeks ,and several thousand miles, was reported on 6 pages in Readers Digest

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