Great friends make every experience that much better and today I get to spend an entire unencumbered day with my friend SW. If we are lucky, we get to see each other once – maybe twice a year. But we share stories all year-long and hardly a week goes by that I don’t hear from him. He has taught me a lot about friendships – made more difficult by distance. I wish I had learned this lesson earlier in life. I wish I had learned a lot of things earlier in life. I see in Little a. knowledge beyond her years and a commitment to her best friend that transcends everything. I am blessed to have people in my life I feel that way about and as we approach landing in OC, I am filled with anticipation for how much fun we will have in these few short days.