One thing I’ve learned over the years is that some kids love the outdoors. Sometimes just long drives along the coast or through the city are enough to get them all excited. If they are young enough, it can make them realise there’s a whole other world out there waiting to be explored.
Seeing that sense of wonder in their eyes is remarkably satisfying.
A quick trip along the road seemed like a good idea for the kids in my care. I decided to book a VW Kombi because I was feeling nostalgic for them.
As a plus side, they had a lot of room. These beauties look small on the outside, but there is a surprising amount of room in the interior.
I got mine from http://kombihireperth.com.au/. The one I asked for had a cooler for drinks and snacks, in case the kids got hungry. I didn’t have a real destination in mind, but I figured that getting the kids out and about would be a great idea.
One of them, Steve, is young enough that he hasn’t seen much of the world outside the house. He took to the trip the most. The little guy seemed to marvel at every little thing we passed by. He’s the most curious of the bunch.
Antony was less enthusiastic about it, but he turned around eventually. He didn’t care for the city, I think. He only really started paying attention to what was outside when we drove out into the countryside, on the way to the coast.
Crystal seemed to enjoy herself. She gets out more than the other two, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen quite as expressive as I did on the road. She was talking more and livelier in general.
Of course, all good things come to an end. As I began the drive back, the kids didn’t seem too fond of it. They were tired, though, so it wasn’t too hard to convince them.
The drive home was quiet. I need to get them out again soon.