We started the summer making s’mores with the Jensens at their NY lake house and we ended the summer making s’mores with the Jensens on their tiny island in the NW. When we first pulled up to their house, the girls asked if they had moved since they were only used to seeing them in NY. It’s funny how kids perceive things. You forget that their world can be so small sometimes and this is why, above all other luxuries we really can’t afford, I’ve made it a priority to travel with them once a year, even if it’s only to visit family on the West Coast. While I never traveled as a kid, Mark and his family did while they lived in the Middle East. It’s obvious, even after all these years, how much of an impression it made on him as a young kid.