On one of our vacations last year we headed up to Erol, New Hampshire. Now, for anyone who’s never experienced northern New Hampshire, is very woody. As in there are trees everywhere but roads… not so much. There are only two freaking highways you can drive on in that part of the state, and only one of them leads to Erol. Guess which one I took. If you guessed “the correct one,” you guessed wrong.
You see, I thought I had everything all planned out. Actually, I did have everything planned out in my head. Apparently, a plan in your head isn’t as good as a map in your hand.
We were following some of our relatives who were in another vehicle. We stopped for lunch at a great little pizza joint, where I had some of the best whole body clams I’ve ever had in my life! But I digress.
When we left the pizza joint, the other car got a little ahead of us. No problem, I thought. There are only two ways the road goes up ahead and I know we’re heading North. It must be this way!
Long story short (too late), we ended up almost 60 miles off course and at the U.S.-Canadian border, and a solid four hours behind schedule. But you know what? We had fun. I kept a good attitude and was so happy to be away from the 9-to-5 grind of work that it didn’t matter to me that things didn’t work out exactly as I’d planned. I was with my family, we were safe, and we were going to arrive at our destination… eventually.
I was having so much fun, in fact, that I decided to shoot this quick video. Yeah, I was being a little silly – and my daughter wasn’t thrilled about being four hours behind schedule – but I was having fun. Ultimately, I think everyone else did, too. Check out this video and you’ll see what I mean.
This is one of my all time favorite vacation videos. (Just one thing. What the heck is “Canadia?”)
Originally published on JoinMeForSuccess.com