Thursday, January 30, 2014
I am Rachel, I love to run, bike and teach group exercise classes and I am most happy when I am able to be outside. I love to travel and see the different places the world has to offer. When people ask me the question, "If you could go anywhere in the world..." I want to answer "Anywhere in the world!" I feel that even the hottest desert or the coldest iceberg has something wonderful to offer. I have had the opportunity to travel to many parts of the United State and have ventured into Mexico a couple times. I love the beach, I love the ocean and I love how the waves feel as they brush across my feet. I am fascinated by the formation of every wave. As I watch the waves I sometimes feel that my thoughts turn to the devastating tsunami that hit Thailand on December 26, 2004. I think about the people losing their businesses, their livelihoods, and most important, their love ones. How can I help? How can I still enjoy the beauty of a country and help the local economy after a natural disaster? How can I help these countries so that they can obtain the needed resources to recover and develop ways to prepare for the possibility of another disaster?