While I'm still a couple of weeks from my launch date, our son Derek had a launch of great significance today. Derek completed a big step towards his ambition of becoming a Naval aviator. Today was his first flight in the Navy's T6B Texan II. He had the stick for about 75% of the time including take-off. Not to short-change my own goal, but Derek is truly living the dream. I've never seen him more excited! We're so happy for him, and proud of him!
On August 14, 2013, I'm flying to Vancouver, British Columbia and beginning a 29-day, 1,880-mile bike ride from Canada to Mexico.