Our family — minus one kid — took a wonderful road trip across the Southeast over break. The miles flew and we eventually said goodbye to our glorious Texas sky.Many years ago we went on swamp tour near New Orleans. The trees were enormous, the moss hanging down beautifully. I remember feeling like I was in a movie. It was fun to bring our kids this time around, although this swamp was completely different.And then we crossed several states and were in beautiful Florida. Just pure wonder.Days ended with sunset walks and frisbee along the beach. Another beach day… Because we can’t stay still for long, we hopped in the car and went exploring…and eating. After a long day we tucked ourselves in our sweeeet guesthouse out back. God was so good to us. We found this place last minute, and it couldn’t have been more perfect. In the morning I would race out to catch the sunrise…only to find clouds. But the final morning I saw this… Lord, you amaze me. Every day the skies are different, beauty just shouting Your glory. I sink my toes in the sand and marvel.Our last night of vacation was spent at Nottoway Plantation. The trees were massive, the fog thick in the morning. I’m so thankful we were able to step out of normal life for a few days and take in the gorgeousness of this world, especially when so many crazy things are happening. It’s a gift to be still and breathe and see beauty and light all around.