"I have traveled many miles across this great land. Enjoyed and loved every national park and state I have ever visited. I've met some beautiful and incredible people; fellow hikers, trekkers and campers from near and far. The education I have received from nature, and wisdom I have achieved from these trips, cannot be told. They are in my memories and my photos for when I get too old to travel. I will finally sit still and have the greatest motion picture memories ever!

The pendants I wear around my neck remind me of who and what I am. The Tarma "Tree of Life" pendant represent the roots of my travels with my family. The branches are the highways of our journeys together. The trunk is our family foundation. It reminds me of how I got to watch my son grow up, while enjoying nature with me. And become his own man. The "Bear" - my kindred spirit. Like a bear, he's fun to watch from afar, but don't get too close...

My pendants are symbols and memories of my wonderful journey. And the journey's not over yet!"