Like many of you the holidays is my busiest time, It’s so easy for me to get distracted and overwhelmed as I pivot back and forth between dead lines for work and social engagements for the family and friends. But this year, I’m learning to take a breath, deck the halls and not lose track of the season’s magic.
I don’t gravitate towards unplanned anything, but as I’m watching my boys grow up so quickly, I’m learning to yield to the wilding that my boys need. My ten-year old has a special spot for going to El Capitan, a glamping site that we usually go to during summer. But his request to go was a gentle reminder to me that instead of carving our way through these busy days, I was just getting through the days with my boys trailing to keep up.
With that, I loaded the boys into Volvo Car’s new XC90. Naomi and I drove to go glamping. We put all work aside and went unplugged at El Capitan. There’s no TV, no video games or any games that required a battery of any sort and Wi-fi is spotty at best.
It’s a 2.5 hour drive from our home, but when you have a toddler 2.5 hours is a distance. Thankfully our co-pilot, The Vo as my toddler, endearingly calls her, kept us entertained with Christmas music piping through her Bowers & Wilkins audio system that made us feel like we were at a concert hall. But most importantly the Volvo XC90 Advanced Package is equipped the a 360° Surround View Camera that gave us a high-resolution bird’s eye view of the area surrounding the Volvo – a great help since we took the long road and sometimes off road to our destination.
Once there, the boys moved from picking up a football game with other boys to beach time collecting sand crabs. I love these idlyllic times, times when they are away from everyday distractions and expectations. It’s where they can get back to skinned knees, sweaty faces and early bedtimes from over exerting themselves on hiking trails looking for their next adventure