For me, a key to near perpetual fun and enjoyment is a constant pursuit of exploration. Meeting friendly people, roaming special places, reading heavy paper books, watching thoughtful digital media, pondering new modes of thought, experiencing exotic cultures, savoring wonderful culinary experiences, and trying out new playful toys all make my list. I look forward to many future travels and adventuresome moments of exploration.

I aspire to be an American that has had a thorough visit in much of North America, including all fifty states, the provinces of Canada, and welcoming parts of Mexico. While fulfilling this quest, I look forward to visiting as many National Park Service sites as I can, to experience our national heritage.

My favorite hobbies include backpacking trips, road trips, staring through a telescope, snapping scenic pictures, and expanding my beer palette.