Tuesday, 13 May 2008
If you like this sort of thing!
Our son Neil is 45 today - he works for a small travel company in London and for some years he has been on his own. He is frequently away on short trips with his job and has had several long vacations to do treks. His idea of a holiday is three months in the Andes, trekking as far as the Antarctic - trucking in Kyrgyzstan, the Sahara, or across the old silk route in Asia.
One of his trips was described as 'not so much a holiday as an experience with dessert hazzards' by the travel company.
He is planning a cycle ride next year, about 6000 miles, from Cairo to Cape Town in five months. In between he does Triathlons, Half Iron Man and such energetic things.
Where did we get him from? Us - who have always loved home, gardening, cricket, football, crafting, civilised holidays in the sun - all the good old solid things of life!
Great that we're all different though - maybe he will settle one day.