Saturday, September 18, 2010
Things He Did and Places He Went
He witnessed glaciers. In Iceland and Montana.
He rode a horse up into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. And camped for three days.
Then he white water rafted down the middle fork of the Snake River for another four days.
He saw the Aurora Borealis.
He went to the land of the midnight sun.
He parasailed in the Cayman Islands.
He scuba dived the Caribbean and Hawaii and Bermuda and Florida and the Bahamas and off the Eastern Coast. A few times at night.
He learned to surf.
He lived in Michigan and New Orleans and New Jersey.
He flew kites at Kitty-Hawk.
He saw lava flow into the ocean and form new land.
He ran in the NYC Marathon.
He hiked in the Grand Canyon.
He saw Meteorite Crater.
He saw the Petrified Forest. And Napa Valley. And Big Sur. And The Muir Woods. And the crookedist street in the country. And Monterrey Bay and Cannery Row. And the southern most point in the United States (Key West).
He visited Alcatraz.
And Acoma, New Mexico.
He stood in Four Corners.
He ate dinner in the oldest Adobe House in Sante Fe, NM.
He worked on an oil rig.
He flew in a helicopter.
He rode in a hot air balloon.
He saw a geyser.
He swam in a natural hot spring.
He sailed in a lagoon with icebergs. And drank vodka that was iced over a million year old ice cube.
He biked through the Normandy D-Day sights. And walked the beaches of Omaha, Utah, Sword, Juno, Gold, and looked over the precipice of Pointe du Hoc. He cried at the Normandy Cemetary.
He saw Paris. And London. And Mount St. Michel.
He collected shells in Sanibel, doing the famous Sanibel Stoop.
He saw 1,000 year old petroglyphs and traced them with his fingertip.
He crawled through Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
He saw Stonehenge. And Big Ben. And London Bridge. And the Eiffel Tower. And Notre Dame. And The White House.
He dug for fossils in Wyoming and Nevada. And skied in Utah, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont.
He was an excellent skier.
He jet-skied in the Bahamas.
He saw whales breach off the coast of Maine. And learned to rock climb.
And camped on the beach.
He went sea kayaking and seals followed his boat.
He went to Disney World. And Epcot. And Universal Studios. And Sea-World.
He swam with dolphins. And giant sea turtles, in the wild.
He fed Manta Rays. And sharks. And he wasn't in a cage.
He won money in Las Vegas and Atlantic City and on a cruise to Bermuda.
He toured Hoover Dam. And went to the top of the Empire State Building. And The World Trade Center. And The Statue of Liberty. And Ellis Island.
He saw the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier.
He drank good wine and ate good food.
He attended The New York Academy of Film and made a movie short called "Dirty Water Dogs".
He did a geology talk every year at our childrens' schools. And brought unusual rocks for the children to touch.
He loved me.
These are some of the things he did.