Here is the start of my blogging career from my comfy couch in my home in Park City. Rachelle is currently refining the design of our newly acquired Sprinter Van, while I am taking a break to get some of my thoughts down and let you all know a little about myself. Born in sunny Santa Monica, CA back in 1986, it did not take my parents long to move my two sisters and I to Park City, Ut in 1988. Funny thing is I recently bought a home that is no further than a stones throw from our first dwelling in Park City almost 26 years ago, I am literally looking at it right now from my couch... where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday I took my dad's Jaguar for a little joy ride backwards down the driveway, with my head out the sun roof and my sister Rachel in the passenger seat. Don't be alarmed. How much damage could a 4 year old really do to a Jaguar? My short driving lesson put my sister and I in a ditch across the street. Given my parents reaction, it was clear I failed toddler driving school...but still so cute!
Graduating from Park City High School in 2005 I decided to attend CSU in Fort Collins, CO and studied Sports Medicine. All my life my interest had been in the medical field but soon the reality of a hospital or clinic setting scared me. Having my junior year crisis of not knowing what I wanted to do with the rest of my life (this is when the partying slows down ever so slightly and the word Career starts to soak into your sobering brain) sent me down the study abroad path. The nature and beauty of the fall off land of New Zealand transcended me from another semester at CSU to a 15 hour plane ride, as far as one can go without coming back. My education in New Zealand was short lived but the experience jump started my life of adventure and the unknown. Realizing studying in New Zealand was not only expensive but would interfere with my ability to explore the islands, I proceeded to the Dean's office to indicate my un-enrollment from Victoria University in Wellington. Freedom! Time for a road trip to Queenstown and somehow figure out a work visa because as I left the Dean's office my student visa was quickly expiring.