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A Traveling Companion

During my travels I have been lucky enough to meet many special people, but none more important than my wife with whom I now share my adventures and my life.

Close to home

As a child growing up in suburban Mid-Atlantic United States, I was a homebody. I was the kid who didn't really like sleepovers at other peoples houses and had no desire to go away for camp.

Even when I left home for college I never excepted to move far from my home town.

Catching the Wanderlust.

This all changed when I saw a flyer for a school sponsored "Service Learning Project" going to Orel Russia to work with children with speach defects. I wanted to be a teacher and my favorite history Professor was the program leader so I signed up and off I went to Russia, In January.

I was introduced to a new kind of cold but after standing in Red Square, living with a Russian family and talking politics with a Colonel in the Russian Army late into the night, it was impossible for me to spend my entire life living in one place.

Family and Friends

I have been lucky enough to share my travel with my family and I will continue to draw my parents out into the wide world and to meet with my sister (Curlygirl) when our travels intersect.

Almost as important are the many friends I have met along the way. I look forward to meeting new ones and staying in touch with those I have already met.

I will also do my best to share my trips with the people who find their way to this site and hopefully I can make others travels easier and more interesting.

For you photography folks out there my photos are almost all taken on a Pentax Optio S40 or my dSLR a Pentax *ist DS. Some of the newer photos will come form a new Pentax Z10. The underwater shots are from a Cannon Elph Sport APS.

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