Matt grew up in the woods. Our home is surrounded by the woods. When he needs to clear his mind, he steps out our back door and retreats. To walk, to limb trees, to clean up brush. I imagine it gives him a burst of excitement and nostalgia to now see his boys enjoying the woods just as much.
The wide-open spaces are nice, too. Because, as Gage would tell you, you’re less likely to see bears and cougars in the wide open. 🙂