For My Nephew Griffin On His Birthday

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Hi Griffin!  I just got back from an incredible adventure.  I sailed aboard a pirate ship and visited distant lands!

1147604_10200663499816031_1584112919_oP1020382 P1020275 While on board, I of course had to dress like a pirate!

20130925_224645This was my captain.

P1020157These were my mates.

1291374_729558533726768_686150702_oWe sailed to strange lands, where the roads are made of water…

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P1010975 P1010976 P1020006…and the street signs were made of candy canes.

P1020098P1010972The coffee was so strong that they only served it in tiny cups.  I had 23 of them.

1272990_10202150137060057_472014468_oI made many new friends.  Some were fellow travelers.

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P1010977Some were natives to the lands we visited, but a smile appears to be universal.

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And some of my new friends were totally unexpected.

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P1020537 P1020623I climbed to great heights!

P1020162 P1020163 P1020177And found some new lows.

20130925_231512I even got to be Spiderman, and run around on my web.

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I saw the full moon through the eyes of a sailor.

P1020136I saw dark skies roll ominously over our ship, but not a drop of rain fell upon us.

P1020651P1020640I saw the water turn green, then blue, then silver.P1020199 P1020276

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I even saw a castle!

P1020292I saw how people in these strange lands live their lives.  I saw how they were different, but mostly I saw how they were the same.

P1020273 P1020248In the end, when the adventure was over, and I had to come back home, I carried with me in my camera some memories to last a lifetime.  I thought I’d share some of them with you.

Happy Birthday!

Love Uncle Larry

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