Day 53: I have gratitude for the beautiful countryside I discovered on my way home today. I had to travel a bit south to get a building permit, and I took back roads home. I was taken back by the beauty of the land. I’ve always found peace by the sounds of crashing waves at the beach and by the great expanse of mighty mountains in the west, but there was such an amazing peace from the quaintness of the countryside that I was wholly unprepared for it. We are blessed to be here.