Fast forward four years and Rory, Nora and I are now suburban dwellers living back in my hometown in North Carolina. Our big adventures have been less geographical and more situational. We all three started school. I graduated in May from Duke University with a degree in nursing; Rory and Nora have a few years to go. Rory loves competitive rock climbing, and Nora plays travel soccer. I start a new career as an emergency room nurse in a few weeks. But every once in a while a chance to travel comes along, and I grab it with both hands.