I’ve got well over a hundred hours invested in Zelda: Breath of the Wild now. I’ve dealt with all the divine beasts, found 72 of the 120 shrines, collected a couple hundred Korok seeds and reclaimed the Master sword. I am by all accounts ready to go in and beat the shit out of Ganon. I don’t want the game to be over though, so I’m still playing. I plan on finding all the shrines and completing some more quests before I wrap it up. I am not one of these 100% completion people, that’s not why I am doing this. I just love the world and the game too much to let it be over. I don’t think I’ve ever been so bummed at the prospect of beating a game. In fact I’ve already thought about what I would do if I were to play it again which is pretty much unheard of for me. I think it might just be the perfect video game.
The kids are out of school next week for their spring break vacation. We wanted to do something new and have a bit of an adventure so we’re heading to Arizona. We’ll be staying at the Tanque Verde ranch in Tucson for a few days. My family has always spent our vacation time near the ocean or on the amazing lakes we have up here in the Pacific Northwest. We have never been to the desert before and never experienced anything like a “ranch” or even ridden a horse. The kids are excited to play cowboy and I am looking forward to the scenery. I’ll be bringing my sketchbook and some art supplies so if you follow my Instagram, get ready for lots of cactus drawings.
Also, I intend to purchase and wear a cowboy hat.