What I am grateful for: the opportunity to travel
From the beginning of our marriage we decided to make traveling a priority. One of our first vacations was a long road trip from Seattle to Southern California stopping at both our grandparents homes on our way. Eight years later we have been able to criss cross the globe and visit many awe inspiring places. I have cherished memories of watching monkeys swinging through the trees in Costa Rica, witnessing the brilliance of Aurora Borealis off the side of a highway in Iceland, swimming with a school of fish in Moorea, eating dinner out on Valentine's Day in New York City or being pulled over by the police in Nicaragua and trying to cry my way out of ticket.
The memories we have created are more important to us than had we put all that money in the bank. We can always make more money, but we might not always be as young, energetic or adventurous. Among our all time favorite places to visit are Costa Rica, Iceland and Moorea, but some of our most memorable trips have neither been elaborate or expensive like a last minute cruise to Alaska or hiking in Southern Utah. The planet is beautiful, wondrous and diverse and I hope to explore every nook and cranny of it.