By Montana Grant

Posted: May 4, 2019

Everyone needs to get out of Dodge occasionally. Road trips, vacations, and treks are essential for our sanity. We all work so hard that we forget why we work. Treating yourself to an adventure is a great way to thank yourself for your sacrifices and hard work.

As a teacher, my summers were free. As soon as I could end a school year and fill the tank of gas, I was headed to Montana for a Trout Trek. Whether it was the Bighorn, Madison, Yellowstone…it didn’t matter. What mattered was that I was free. Eat, sleep, and fish! It would take 2 weeks to unwind from the busy school year. Suddenly, life was beautiful, and all was right in the world. The fish were the excuse and the cure.

Road trips challenge us to do more with less, solve problems in remote places, and explore. Things do not always go smoothly. Flat tires, weather, and other challenges arise. We accept the challenges and overcome. The memories pay the bill and more.

This year I have planned a trip to Alaska. I have never been there. Time to scratch it off the Bucket List. My Buddy Tom is going along. Neither of us have ever caught a Halibut. Time to change that.

Trips are more than fish. They are about friendships, adventures, and living life. If you snooze you lose. The fish are just the excuse.

What’s on your Bucket list?

Montana Grant

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