As many of you may know, we are about to depart on an adventure of sorts. We will be heading out west for about 2 weeks, visiting the Badlands, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and pretty much wherever we want to go from there.
We will be roughing it for the most part and really don’t have any itinerary or schedules and are going to “wing” this whole thing. Whatever we want to do we’re going to do it!
This is the first extended vacation that we have taken by ourselves since our kids were born and the first time ever that we have taken more than one week’s vacation at a time.
We’re a little nervous about the whole thing for a few reasons:
- 5000 miles of driving in a car
- Limited access to showers and bathrooms (a major concern for Linda)
- Grizzly bears
- Leaving our 13 year old dog behind with family (she’s been sick)
- Wondering how many parties our son will have at our house while we’re gone
- Black bears
- Are we in good enough shape to tackle some pretty strenuous hikes at higher elevations?
- The fact that our daughters will be in Europe while we’re gone with their rich aunt. (Ever see the movie “Taken?”)
- Will we be ready to kill each other by the time these two weeks are over?
- Will we ever want to come back home?
- And…Grizzly and black bears!
We will be taking our I-Pad, I-Phones and a laptop with us and we may check in to see how you all are doing – or we may not. This may be the last post until we get back, or we may shoot one out to you while we’re out west. We really don’t know for sure what we’re going to do.
We did want to present you with a post and with links to other posts that should be quite helpful for you though and should have some staying power, just in case you don’t hear from us until we get back.
A week or so ago, one of our readers who we believe considers herself healed, passed along a very lengthy article that details the trauma that infidelity creates. Now we have dealt with this before of course, but this article is a little different and is also offered from a betrayed person’s perspective.
The article pretty much sums up the way I felt during the early stages following D-day and through much of my own personal healing process.
We wanted to present a portion of the article to you that touches on the author’s ideas on what it takes for a betrayed spouse to heal from cheating. Please read on!
We encourage you to post your thoughts and your experiences in attempting to heal from cheating.
Since this may (or may not) be the last post we do until we get back, we want to see at least a hundred comments!
With that said…Git along little dogies, we’re headin’ out West!