Turks Anniversary

When Charlie’s grandparents offered to take Charlie to Florida for a few days, Amy and I had a chance to get away. Our anniversary is in December, and between Christmas and skating, it’s always hard to find time to celebrate. So we gave our globe a spin to...

Kilimanjaro Summit

June 19th, 2016 – 5895m (19340ft) We woke up in the dark to start our hike.  The crew stayed behind and so it was just us Peter and Gideon.  We would zig zag on switch backs sometimes slipping on rocks.  At one point someone in the group ahead of us lost a lens...
Day 2 – Tierra del Fuego

Day 2 – Tierra del Fuego

December 17th, 2019 I got to choose today’s adventure, and I chose to explore Tierra del Fuego! After a long bus ride picking up guests at other hotels, we drove into the National Park, paid our entrance fee, and went to a kayak launch point. We certainly had...
Antarctica Day 1 – The Flight Down

Antarctica Day 1 – The Flight Down

December 15th, 2019 And we’re off! After finishing the GKSA Ice Show, it was time to pack up our stuff, our elf, and head south. The Detroit to Atlanta flight was fine – I sat next to Charlie with Amy in the back. We had a long layover in Atlanta in the...

Safari Day 6 – Tarangire

June 27th, 2016 – Tarangire We said goodbye to our friends and set our sights towards Tarangire.  The entrance looked a lot like a rest area with picnnic tables and signs, and it was hard to imagine this palce being busy, but it was still the dry season and the...

Safari Day 5 – Ngoro Crater

June 26th, 2016 – Ngorongoro Crater The best animal day by far!  We saw just about everything – Lions, Lionesses, Ostriches, Hippos, Flamingos, Zebras stopping our car, Wildebeast, and the elusive Black Rhino.  When the Rhino was spotted, everyone’s...