Every time one of our children has a birthday, it makes me a bit nostalgic. Where has all the time gone? It really does seem like yesterday that I was watching our little boy learning to swim, kicking a soccer ball, playing paintball or getting ready for a school dance. How could he be 26, graduated from college and about to start dental school?
Nick is a joy to be around...smart, witty, laid back, loving, kind and compassionate. And boy, does he love to travel! He won't have much opportunity to explore the world in the next four years, so I thought it would be fun to look back on just a few of the amazing places he has been, with some of the great friends he has traveled with and met along the way. He has done everything from riding elephants in Thailand, to snowboarding in Tahoe, to hiking the Inca Trail, to touring Bulgaria and trying to surf in Costa Rica. His accommodations have ranged from tents, to luxurious villas, to youth hostels, to reserves where monkeys may end up in your bed, to "dog houses". He has witnessed glorious sunsets, climbed to great heights, bathed in rivers, and showered in places I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. What an adventurous life he has led so far. We love you Nick and can't wait to see what the future holds. Happy 26th Birthday!