Changing Lanes

As we all know, the one constant in life is change. And if you’re not open to rolling along with change’s ever-evolving landscape, you could be setting yourself up for a shitload of disappointment.

Three months ago, we made plans to head to our new favorite RV resort in Oregon—The RV park located at Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort & Casino on the Warm Springs Indian reservation. Why is it our favorite? Well, the hot springs fed double Olympic-sized pool for starters.  Not to mention the constant sunshine, kiddie playground and scenic hiking trails. It’s a great place to spend a few days on a family vacation. And we were looking forward to it.


A week before our trip, our two friends who were supposed to come with us dropped out of the trip. Said they had more important things to do—like get good sleep and clean their house. Fine, whatever. We weren’t going to let that bring us down.  All was going as planned—minus our two favorite pals.


 And then it happened. The day before we were to leave. My daughter—while playing with water balloons in the backyard of a friend’s house on a blissfully sunny and summery afternoon—slipped, fell, and fractured her arm.  It was her first big accident of that proportion. We took her to the doctor and she was fitted with a temporary cast. She was in so much distress that I promptly called and cancelled our reservations at the resort.

However, we woke up this morning and something had changed—my daughter’s attitude. The hot pink cast she loathed yesterday was kind of cool today. She didn’t seem to be in too much discomfort. And, she kept asking about going on the RV trip. I decided not to try to get our site back at Kah-Nee-Ta because the whole vacation revolves around the pool and that wouldn’t have been fair. So I hopped on the Internet and found an Encore RV park in Seaside, Oregon that had space and promptly made reservations for two nights. So we’re back in packing mode and trying to get this show on the road so that we can reach the campground later this afternoon.



Sometimes you just have to change lanes. Sometimes road construction makes it impossible to get off at the exit you planned to get off at so you have to see what’s at the next exit. Go ahead. Take it. Most of life’s grandest adventures lie just beyond your already entered GPS coordinates.


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