Before their big trek, Luka’s wife Andrea had given him quite a lot of pushback for leaving the city to be closer to nature. But in the end, she agreed after he managed to convince her of all the good things that a life so close to the wilderness has to offer.
For the most part, up until then, the family enjoyed their new way of life in the country, but there were a few things that started to alarm them about being this close to nature. The family home in the woods was relatively isolated from everyone and everything in that it was at least a 15-minute drive to get to the nearest people living in the nearby area.
Moving to the Woods
Luka moved his family of four away from the city to be closer to the woods, as he had a burning desire to be closer to nature. He had hoped that this big move away from the hustle and bustle of the city would help his children appreciate nature the way he always has.
His passion for nature was all thanks to him growing up surrounded by the wilderness, and it was a dream for him to give his children the same opportunity to experience nature the way he did. There's nothing like waking up every day among nature and being able to enjoy the serene environment that living in the woods has to offer. It's just not the same as living in the city.
Adjusting Well to a New Life
The first few weeks in the family's new home were going great. Everyone was enjoying taking regular long strolls in the great wilderness nearby. Not only did the kids enjoy nature, but even Andrea seemed to be adjusting well to her new life in the woods. Besides long nature walks, they also enjoyed the other activities that life close to the wilderness has to offer. On weekends, the family would bond over their camping trips.
The kids were also quite thrilled about their first-ever fishing trips. They even got to go on the most beautiful trail rides with their bicycles when the weather was good. The new sights they got to discover were nothing like they'd experienced before. It was a whole new life in the woods, all while soaking in the fresh air and tranquility of nature.
A State of Panic
Everything was going so well up until now. His wife was happy, and his kids were really getting used to enjoying the wonders of nature, which brought a tear to his eye. That was what he thought until he got woken up one morning by his kids, who were in a complete state of panic.
They told their dad that he urgently needed to get out of bed and come and have a look at what they spotted outside their cabin. Luka was still half asleep, but he managed to drag himself out of bed. Why? Because there was something really important going on outside — at least, according to the kids.
A Big Black Bear
He had no idea what was going on, but he rubbed his eyes to try to wake himself up a bit. He splashed some water on his face as he did every morning and followed his kids to what they urgently needed to show him downstairs. They made their way down the stairs and into the living room with the massive glass door.
It didn't take very long for Luka to make sense of what he was staring at. Right outside his house, on their doorstep, stood a big black bear. After seeing this fierce animal on the other side of his glass door, Luka completely froze.