I think all of the important things I have learned in my life have come from my dad (that, and when I wouldn't listen, by banging my head against brick walls.)
I'm going to illustrate this with pictures from our trip, which he generously provided.
Some of the things I've learned from him...
Take time to enjoy simple moments of beauty. You might find it where you least expect it. I found this delightful flower box in the middle of Manhattan.
Family is who you choose to love, not necessarily who you are related to by blood. Blake and I have so much in common (including a love of naps, that the lack of similar DNA is unimportant.
Art is important, and all around us.
The wilderness is a good place to travel through between cities.
Life isn't fair, and at times you must have nerves of steel.
But for those times, family is a phone call away - and dessert is a spoonful away!
Thanks, Daddy! Happy Father's Day.