From Life in the Car
I don’t recall where I first read about the book Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome. If I had to guess, I would say one of the homeschooling catalogs I receive.
Regardless, ever since then, it had been in the back of my mind for quite some time, as we had been taking fewer road trips as a family, and therefore had less time for, and need of, a good audiobook. Further, much to my dismay (and actually with mixed emotion), I’m realizing my kids are growing up! My two older boys are now well into teen-hood and not as sanguine about the family road trip and mom-selected “in-flight entertainment,” as I like to call it.
As luck would have it, I’m actually doing a fair amount of car travel with my two younger sons this summer, and resignation turned to elation when it dawned on me that I could start anew with them. So, that’s a long way around explaining how we recently got to Swallows and Amazons…