on the road / by Javier Salinas

Monument Valley, Utah. 

Monument Valley, Utah. 

There are many things I have done wrong in my life but the only thing I can confidently say I have been good at is being a father. I have wanted to be one since I can remember. 8, 9, 10 years old maybe? And I have always known I was going to be good at it. This recent trip with them is the culmination of all these years. I do not think we will have something similar ever again. They are changing. They are evolving. It is wonderful to see. We may travel together again but it will be different. They will be more like adults and experience everything as adults and that is very different. Showing them this part of the U.S. was my ultimate gift to them. It took tremendous visible and invisible effort but I think they enjoyed it. Hopefully they will remember it forever.

I will.