His comment: "It was a good experience but not life-changing or anything." Take into consideration that this was not his first time out of the country. Also, that he was never one to express exorbitant amounts of visable enthusiasm. For example, when his favored team won the world series after 86 years, this avid fan (who had not missed a single televised game and had been absolutely living for this moment) murmered softly, "This is the happiest day of my life." That was the extent of his reaction. Meanwhile his cousin Mossflower called us SCREAMING from the Red Sox Nation. No coherent words. Just screaming. We knew it was her and understood what she meant. She then called her sister's home in Canada and for all I know may have screamed at every one she knows or is related to. That's how she expresses herself!
Here is the weary world traveler, relaxing on a family kayak outing this afternoon.