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!
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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.