Sunday, June 29, 2014

Summer Camp Moments and being a proud parent

Its been 9 hours traveling from Atlanta to Barcelona and we have begun vacation we thought...until a proud parenting moment shows up via text to us back into parenting mode!

No matter how hard I work and play it's my family that keep me going.  When we landed this AM some 4000 miles from home I received this text (below) from our cousin who runs the girls camp wire my kids are this summer.

As a kid who lived for summer camp and a non-closeted musical theater geek we had to see what the video was.  It was every parents dream and fear.  Watching your child have the confidence to stand up in front of her peers and perform.  Performing could be academics, art, sports or many other things but it is that step of not caring about everyone else and doing what feels right for you.  In many ways Camp Eagle Cove gave that to me...but it took about five years when I got up on the knee board and did 10 360's (seeming so trivial now).  Avery has been a sleep away camper for 5 days and she seems to he finding herself in the best of ways.  

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did...

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Traveling traveling traveling....

Though I never thought I would do it, my work and travel adventures have driven me to start documenting.  Kip, an old friend, would tell you that I am much better at the spoken word than written since I would have him check my papers for grammar and spelling at the local bar while in business school, but I am going to give it a go.

Starting off, this blog is supposed to be about food, travel and the ability for a man in his early 40's (actually 40) to balance work, weight and fun.

Today we start off with the real adventure...Boston to Barcelona!

Since January, I have logged just about 90,000 miles with Delta and even more points with Starwood. I am a traveler who is loyal...but this trip, lasting 14 days will be one for the ages as our kids spend time at summer camp.  Delta will get us there, and where in our control...Starwood will house us.  

Our journey will take us to Barcelona, Florence, Tuscany and Paris...with some very active parts in Tuscany as we cycle for 5 days eating pasta, drinking wine and tasting olive oil.  We hope the balance of being active and eating great food will do us well.  

We hit Barcelona tomorrow morning and hope to have some good stories to share...

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