Archives: Gratitude

To the people who make my adventurous life possible, I owe you a great deal for your generous support. Family, friends, and strangers — I thank you. This journey would be less without you.

Posing beneath the St. Louis Gateway Arch.

Thank you to all of my family -- aunts, uncles, cousins, and their significant others -- for a fun time near and around St. Louis, Missouri! Between cleaning up after the monster mud run, banding steer balls, and dodging suicidal carp, I'm worn out!

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Saying farewell to my cousin, Spencer; thanks for the amazing time in Missouri!

Thank you to my cousin Spencer and his dear wife Heather in Union, Missouri for a place to stay and for all of your help with my motorbike!

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Rhonda and the drunken chicken!

Thank you to Aunt Rhonda and Uncle Al for the great meals and evenings by the fire! John and Stephanie -- hanging out with you was great! I wish you and your growing family the best!

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Thank you to David and Christine in Republic, Missouri. Your home-grown vegetables and self-caught venison were fantastic! The horse ride, which I haven't done in twenty years, put a smile on my face! 

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With David Stokely at Herc's beer garden.

Thank you to Herc in Springfield, Missouri for such an awesome backyard micro-beer garden experience. It was fun to meet a few of you who terrorized Missouri as young adults with my dad.

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