I'm back from the abyss to wish my mom a very, very happy Mother's Day! If it weren't for my mom I would not have had the incredible opportunity to travel and fall in love with so many places over the years. We've been hiking in New Mexico, exploring the streets of Venice, and most recently driving the coastal roads of Maui. My mom always pushes us to explore new places and do new things. When I'm content to sit on the beach and read all day she reminds me that there might be something so much better just hiding around the corner. This time it was a waterfall at the end of a bamboo forest. I would never have agreed to the day long drive (a day out of just plain sitting in the sun! We don't get much sun in Pittsburgh...) if it weren't for her persistence and natural travel instinct. Mom, this video is for you. I love you so much and Happy Mother's Day!