It seems selfish and a bit self-center, but I got to take a break from being a dad for the past 2 days. That’s right, 48 uninterrupted hours to try to do a few things for me. I am fully aware how unfair this is. Tristan’s mother works way harder than I do and she spends all day, every day watching our son. But even still I felt that I could use a break.
I have complained all summer about not getting to do all the stuff I want. How now that I have a son, I can’t just come and go as I please and do whatever I want, when I want. I bitch and moan that I didn’t get in any hiking this summer, and that I missed Mumford and Sons in Portland, blah blah blah. So by taking a little break and hitting the road I got a chance to do what I wanted on my time schedule. I think it’s important that people get a break from time to time. A release to keep some sense of sanity.
I had 48 hours. I spent 8 of them driving, 11 sleeping, and the rest being awesome. I have tried to pack in as much as I could, to fully enjoy my time away.
First stop was to get my live music fix. I may have missed out on a few shows this year but Awolnation at the State Theater was one I couldn’t pass up. Mom if you’re reading this please click here to see a You Tube video of this band so you know who I’m talking about. They put on a great show in front of a sell out crowd at the State Theater. It was a great opportunity for me to get together with a group of friends (none of whom have children) grab a few beers and catch a great show.
I got my hiking fix in as well. I spent the day yesterday hiking Tumbledown Mountain in Weld. I took the loop trail up and the brook trail down totaling a little over 5 miles. The weather was great and there was no one else around. It was an absolutely perfect day for a hike.
Throw in 2 runs with the dog, dinner with my folks and 2 hours of The Big Bang Theory and you have a full couple of days. Now that I have all of that out of my system I promise to stop complaining about how I have no time and I can go back to complaining about everything else.