We think our feet are always on solid ground, but in Florida it's more like Swiss cheese. Dick speaks to Casey McKinlay, who, along with his diving partner Jarrod Jablonski, pulled off a 21-hour dive through underwater caves that connect sinkholes.
Cici McNair spent her early days as a private investigator hiding in bushes, and trailing people in order to appease jealous husbands or wives. As she grew more experienced, she uncovered counterfeit designer clothing and purses and traveled the world searching for missing people. Today, she lives and works in Paris investigating financial fraud.
While Jedediah Purdy practices civil disobedience, Glenn Gallas practices civic engagement. As a Tea Party organizer in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Gallas began his community activism twenty years ago when he created a neighborhood watch program, built a park with private funds, and bought and renovated seven neighborhood homes.
All this week, more of our favorite stories. Today, adventure. Joe Williams was a 20-year-old looking for adventure at Montana’s Glacier National Park when he ran into a grizzly bear and it mauled him.
On a dare from his work mates, Jonathan Trappe took his first balloon-powered flight two years ago, in his office chair. Hoisted by over 50 giant helium balloons, he sailed up to 14,000 feet, floating across the North Carolina countryside for over 4 hours.
Many of the best stories you've sent in over the years are "coming of age" stories - either the ones when you are actually coming of age, or those times when someone in your life decides that its time for you to go through such a ritual. Brad Stoller wrote in to say "The short (version) of the story is my father taking me - at age 12 on a road trip in the mountains of the Big Sur in California" to have an adventure. As Brad tells Dick, he and his father did have an adventure, even if it did seem a bit self-imposed. It involved a lack of planning, food, water, getting lost, and sleeping in temperatures close to freezing, but it's a memory that also contains an unexplained bit of magic.