One of my favorite questions to ask kids, or even adults, about things is what was your favorite? What was your favorite vacation? What restaurants do you like the most? What is your favorite movie? Why do people want to know our favorites? Is it so they know what to get us when our birthday comes around? Perhaps, but I think we are sometimes looking for things in common. I also think favorites give insights into our personalities. For example, who is your favorite Disney character? At a minimum, they can be an interesting point of conversation. In reading my old journals, I have found it interesting what my favorites were way way back, so I am going to try to list some of my favorites now.
As I am sitting here at one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, Lake Powell, I am thinking about how much fun I am having. Yesterday, I had a really nice time doing two my favorite things – wakeboarding and tubing. I won’t go into detail on this, but suffice it to say that these are two of the main reasons why I love it here so much. Without these, Lake Powell is only half so wonderful. However, this morning I am reminded of the other half – relationships and interactions.
The most recent major activity in my life was my annual trip to Lake Powell, which is a part of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in the southern part of Utah in the United States. This is a fun and unique trip for me. I spend about 5 days, 24×7 with my family and about twenty other people, some that I hardly know at the start of the trip, on a houseboat in a lake in the middle of the desert in one hundred degree plus temperatures. So, why is it so much fun?