Holding On

Just look at us holding on
We’re still together, still going strong

We’d been on Manitoulin for a week by that point. We’d just finished dinner when we heard the music. We decided to follow the river of song to its source. Soundcheck convinced us to return an hour later with our camp chairs ready to enjoy a beachside concert at sunset.

It wasn’t the first time we scored a concert for the cost of a campsite. One of our favourite concert camping experiences was at Anastasia State Park in St Augustine, Florida. Anastasia is a beautiful park with lush vegetation, an incredible beach and a Saturday farmer’s market within walking distance from the campground and located adjacent to the St Augustine Amphitheatre. We happened to arrive at the park on a date that coincided with an all-day concert where a long lineup of indie bands was scheduled to perform. We could hear the music perfectly from our site. That night we lay in the bed of our van, happily listening to great music with big grins on our faces, once again grateful to be in the right place at the right time, Christian’s dream come true.

Instead of resolution-making, we’ve been reflecting on all the good of 2022, and despite some pretty difficult parts, we have many good memories. Our friend Richard recently reminded us that it’s always better to make memories, not dreams. Knowing what we now know, we couldn’t agree more. We’re heading into a new year not with promises or resolutions but with hints of adventure, new horizons and improved health, and we are ready to squeeze every drop of life from those hints. We’re looking forward to continuing to write our own story in 2023. Wishing each of you peace, love and good health.

You’re still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life
You’re still the one that I love