Now that I only manage to make it to my parents home on the rare occasion, and had not been to the reservations in over 13 years. I understand the sentiment much better. While walking into my parents home it is still homey and you can breathe a sign as all the old familiar things are still there,yet
I wanted the little boys to see some of the things which I loved when I was growing up.
Enjoying Multnomah Falls where DH and I were married a couple of years ago.
Climbing rocks and exploring tide pools at the beach.
Spending time with cousins is important though, making "new" friends, and experiencing new things.
We are finally home and decompressing, and getting caught up. Being gone and traveling is fun, but being home is great too.