Travelers who inspired me the last few weeks...part II

By Jonathan Alford // 12.13.08

II)  Eric and Luis on the same US Airways flight...

Sitting between these two guys was great. Fantastic and fantastical stories about driving up the Pacific Coast Highway, a VW Bug being washed off the beach, recovering NASA rocket boosters off the coast of Florida, internet marketing, photography using a 92 megapixel camera (didn’t know these existed), and what it’s like to be an EMT, DMT (Diver Medical Technician) and an aspiring cardiologist.

Eric, who along with my ex sister-in-law, Heather, is one of the most affable and extroverted people I’ve ever met, was full of crazy stories and business achievements at the ripe old age of 22. Luis was salvaging rocket boosters and saving for medical school.

The amazing people you meet…

...and check out Eric's blog for more about the Bug on the Beach and NASA's 2008 year in review - perhaps the ultimate in travel? Did you remember we LANDED ON MARS?