My Dad turned 85 today!!!  We are sad we can’t be there to help him celebrate but I did get in a quick satellite phone call.  I always thank my Dad for my love of travel.  When I was about 7 years old or so, he bought a truck camper, and every year all of us would head off around the United States (and parts of Canada one year!)  Taking seven kids in a truck camper is not everyone’s idea of a great time but my parent’s did it for two weeks at a time.    A few times we also went over Christmas break.  It was a great way to see the United States as a family.  For Dan and I, this trip is like a camper on the water.  Instead of driving on the highway, we are sailing on the ocean, but the feeling of family is the same.  Thank  you Dad!!!  We love you!!