A Birthday Present

Today is my mom’s birthday! We’re on different sides of the Dateline, so I get two days to celebrate (yesterday was the ninth here) and I could be the first one to wish her a happy birthday. We’re out of internet range, so I called her on the sat phone. It was so good to hear her voice, and stories of her recent adventures in Burning Man, and what she wants for her birthday: a picture of my smiling face on the blog.

That’s easy! Enjoy this picture Dominic took as we arrived in Opunohu Bay, Moorea. My hair looks cleaner and far more brushed than usual, and thanks to the squally sky I can compete a little with the scenery. Happy birthday, Mom! Thanks for being so brave and adventurous, so fabulous and so fun. Love you!