I kept my promise to my dad. Sunday, June 21st, at 1:30 AM, Jeremy and I arrived at my parent’s house in Mountain Rest, SC just in time for a few hours of sleep before the commencement of Father’s Day activities. Sleep was sweet until awakened by my excited nephew, Dustin, pouncing on the bed. My mom and dad soon followed eagerly announcing their overwhelming happiness of our arrival. Prior to my fully awakening, we were rushed out of the house to pick up the boat on nearby Lake Keowee for a full day of water activities and quality time with family and friends. Double tubing with Jeremy was exciting with a few vicious antics on his part in attempt to de-tube me; individual wakeboarding was welcomed soon after. The most entertaining sights were my mom holding on for dear life while tubing and my dad’s near unruliness of his two legs controlling water skis. Overall their performances were outstanding for ages 60 and 65 reminding me that their health, fitness, aggression for life, willingness to challenge themselves, selflessness, and deep seated joy against all odds is to be admired. The day was blessed with our dear family friends, Bob and Esther, along with Esther’s son and daughter visiting from New Jersey. My sister Jennifer and her 4.5-week-old baby boy, Levi, also joined us allowing for little Levi’s first boat ride ever.