Sunday, February 13, 2011
Today I must laud and recognize the recent accomplishment of my particular friend Bill R. Bill and his son Billy are pictured above at the Summit of Mount Kilamanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. We all know people who prattle on about trips they would like to take or feats they would like to attempt. Bill is the type of guy who quietly goes about doing it.
Bill is an intrepid sailor who participates in Races such as Newport to Bermuda and other "blue water" sailing events. In addition,he is as a licensed yacht surveyor, an avid skiier, a good father and husband and an all-around gentleman. I have hunted with Bill, sailed with him, shot trap with him, played many nights of poker with him and we shared a memorable trip when we took our Families to the Winter Olympics together in 2002 in Salt Lake City.
Candidly, I am in awe of a this consumate Sportsman who conquered a feat like climbing Kilamanjaro. He conceived the plan and executed like a true Adventurer. He was accompanied by his son Billy who just graduated from Penn State. The "Riverbend" banner they unfurled at the summit is representative of a local conservation group which has a preserve near his home and for which he raised money on this trip.Well done Gentlemen, well done!