Two weeks from today. At this exact moment. Our entire family will be on an airplane to start the Haworth Family Sabbatical 2015. (I came up with that name).
Without really meaning to our family has come up with a vacation strategy. In 2001 we took a trip to France. Then in 2006 my entire family went to Switzerland and France with baby Biscuit in tow. In 2010 over a glass (too many) of wine at dinner we decided for our 10 year anniversary we would go back to France with a 5 year old Biscuit in tow and, as it turned out, a jelly bean sized Oscar along for the ride. And my in-laws. Reading this, it sounds like we just go to France but it reality it doesn't feel that way since we're talking a span of 10 years and multiple other trips.
Anyway, the big 2010 trip to France was super fun and we decided we wanted to be a family that does summer vacations. Both of us grew up with family summer trips and we wanted the same for our kids. At some point we agreed on road trips. But I also like the idea of overseas/cross cultural experiences so we thought we'd do that every 5 years (coinciding with milestone anniversaries).
In 2011 instead of a road trip we had a baby but 2012, 2013 and 2014 saw us packing the miles on various cars and visiting numerous National Parks. Here we are, it's 2015. In late 2014 I decided this was the year to go big. After 10 years at my job I had a lot of vacation saved up (Mr. H is a teacher), the kids are perfect ages, my boss also loves to travel and approved the time off. It was time for a sabbatical.
We rented the house you see above for a month. We'll be gone almost 6 weeks. It's gonna be an adventure.
Did I mention the house is only accessible by boat or foot and is on a private property? And doesn't have walls? Crazy or awesome? We think it'll be a bit of both.
Oh, and a relevant podcast.