Pineapple Power

This has been a great week. Not because of where we are or what we are doing, but because of the people we continue to meet and the e-mails we have received.

Just this week, we’ve gotten open invitations to stop by for a beer in both Alaska and Patagonia.

Today, I opened my email and was blown away. So much that I wanted to share a little bit. Even though we have never met or communicated before today, Spencer and I seem to have already connected on a number of levels. It was an generously expansive message that opened a window into his own life, but also a window into mine.

For anyone that may have ever thought that we were crazy from bringing our young son on this adventure – Spencer sums it up nicely:

  The biggest thing that grabbed me is that you are engaging in this adventure with your young son.    I speak from experience in saying that you are doing more for his life than you may fully appreciate  – just yet.

You are integrating the way that other people and other cultures live, think, and function into your son’s consciousness.   It will never leave him.   Speaking from my experience, he will translate these travels/experiences into a level of understanding of life, in general, into the rest of his life, – that will be invaluable.

That mindset, — that objective, and the continued benefit that it will bring to his adult life  (and subsequently be passed along to his children) is very rewarding to me as to the value of the travels I did with my son when he was younger.

Thanks, again – for documenting your travels, for people like me to benefit from.  I know I’ll enjoy reading it.

– Spencer in Colorado


And, a pineapple makes a good rocket engine.

2 thoughts on “Pineapple Power

  • July 24, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    I was going to ask who that young man was shopping for the fruit rocket? Then I realized you must have picked up a Bode look-alike for the shopping duties. they really grow fast, don’t they. I agree wholeheartedly with Spencer, you guys are doing a wonderful thing for your son. He may not understand right now, but he will when you return to the “real world”, or the parallel world you left in Alameda.

    Good travels – and keep it clean!!

  • July 26, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    and a pineapple makes a good pina colada.

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