The Peace River
"Not actually about Port Charlotte"
About 2/3 of the way down the west coast of Florida, is one of America's least known yet still very interesting rivers. It enters the Gulf of Mexico near Port Charlotte but also goes more than 100 miles inland and its reasons to be of interest are not the typical reasons that tourists are attracted to Florida. In 1881, an Army Corps of Engineers surveyor, Captain Francis LeBaron, discovered inexplicable phosphate deposits along the Peace River. It was later determined that Florida
I don't know why they live here... but they do.
"The family - 1996"
In May 1996, I graduated from college and went down to spend the summer with my folks before starting my first "real job". I hate summers in Port Charlotte... but it was great to spend time with the family. I don't get to see them that often.
"The family - 2001"
The next family picture we took was when I came home after finishing my Masters. By this point I could no longer hide the fact that I am bald... so I started with the shaved head look.
3 months of just bumming around, eating my mom's cooking, and spending time with my baby sisters. It was an absolute blast!
"Who do I look like?"
Everyone says I look like my dad... What do you think?
Well.. whoever I look like, it's clear that I am a "perfect" mix of the two of them ;-)
My dad taught me to be sensible... my mom taught me to love life.