Sunday, June 17, 2012
Happy Fathers Day to my favorite men!
To my dad who introduced me to the beautiful world of nature. Although he doesn’t like to camp (“Desiree, I’m in the army. I camp for a living”), he brought me to countless zoos, aquariums, nature centers, and national parks. He showed me the Grand Canyon, the Alps, and the mountains of Peru. He even allowed me to try to cross-pollinate the roses at our house!
To my brother, a terrific vegetable gardener! We’ve had some fun hikes in the Smokey Mountains and near his family’s cabin in PA.
To my father-in-law, who raised my husband to love the great outdoors and still hikes regularly with my mother-in-law (an expert hiker in the Pacific NW). He and my mother-in-law live in an entirely green high-rise in Portland OR. My husband still talks about their first backpacking trip in the Rockies!
To my husband, who puts up with all of our family’s green experiments. He was a bike commuter, even before biking was cool. My husband was a bike courier in Boston, biked across the U.S. and Norway, and still bikes to work daily, come rain or shine. He’s doing his part to slow climate change!
Happy Fathers Day to all of you!