As I waited in Tucson for my Florida bound plane, I had the feeling that I was leaving behind an important part of my life, and things would be different when I returned. Christmas is a holiday grounded in memory and tradition. This would be my first Christmas without Melinda in twenty years. Continue reading
Welcome to my Blog. I plan to post pictures and brief descriptions of my travels here. Below is a summary of the genesis for my current travels that I posted on Facebook today. I hope you enjoy.
On November 26, 2016, Melinda Davison passed away at the age of 56, after a very brave seven-and-a-half-year struggle with metastatic breast cancer. She was my wife, my friend, my law partner, and the person I was extremely lucky to explore the world with. We were married for seventeen years, and they were the best years of my life. She was a unique person, really a force of nature, who touched many lives and left all of them enriched, none more than mine. We traveled the world together, built a successful law firm and lived our dream. In July, our 10-year old Miniature Schnauzer Libby was unexpectedly diagnosed with a brain tumor, and she died about a month later. 2016 was a very sad year. To have everything you want in life, then lose everything you want most, is a long hard fall.
Life will never be the same without my girls, but I must move forward. I have decided to take a big trip to see a little more of the world and reflect on the future. Today, I am leaving for Florida to spend Christmas with my family. From there, on January 1, 2017, l am headed East on a five-week trip that will circumnavigate the globe, a feat first accomplished by Magellan in 1519. I have planned stops in Dubai, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Japan. For those interested in following my travels, I have created a blog that will provide pictures and occasional updates of my journey. The blog can be accessed at www.bvctravels.com. Please feel free to share it with anyone who may be interested.
Finally, I would like to thank everyone who has sent cards, emails, texts and many kind words of sympathy, love and support.