Friday, August 22, 2008
Traveling with another person is an intimate affair, even for a married couple. I would like to quickly acknowledge the people I've traveled closely with in the past.
Juniors Abroad: Bennet Smith, Nate Kellar, Bryan Millington, Jenelle (Hall) Clarke
Bolivia: Melinda (Dumas) Castro, Aaron Gapasin
Europe #2: Jarett Creason, Luke Watson (in the center of the picture)
I have to be honest, this trip has reminded me of Jarett and Luke a few hundred times. They were both former 'residents' of mine in college--and absolutely fantastic friends as well. We laughed a LOT that trip, bickered occasionally, but developed a lifetime of memories. As I journey with the person who is most dear to me, and we find our way around the globe, I'm particularly impressed as I remember how easy it was to travel with people who weren't my life partners.
I expected that traveling with my dear wife would not be difficult. I was right. But as I reflect on my other travel companions, I'm awfully grateful for the wonderful friends I've been blessed with.
Thanks to all of you!
Posted by Ron at 1:10 PM