By | May 21, 2012
Last month I got word that Ali was flying down from Abu Dhabi to attend a conference in San Diego. Being in Portland this posed a slight dilema - but where there is a will there is a way, and thanks Ali for that way!
The last time I had seen Ali was when we climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro the previous July. I also had the pleasure of seeing his son, Nader - whom I recently last saw during Christmas time. However, this would be the first time I would meet his new wife, Zeina; they married in December. And so it was a family affair of sorts…
…Well, what can I say about San Diego? It was beautiful, sunny, warm - basically everything the great Pacific Northwest is not during early April…! Anyway, we only had about 36 hours of time together, but enough time to share some good food, some good conversation, and some very nice memories; the best being taking a boat ride out into the bay and past the USS Midway.
Time flew by and unfortunately the boat ride came to an end and so did the San Diego trip. It seems I manage to see Ali at least once a year…when will I see him next? Any guesses?
Topics: Everest Peace Project |
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