July 4

I get asked all the time if I'm a veteran because people see my American flag. I kindly say "no, I'm just an American". I usually follow it up with if it wasn't for our soldiers that provide us a type of freedom like nowhere else in the world, I couldn't be doing a trip like this. I can only imagine what it must be like not being able to roam so freely. To live in constant fear. My only fear out here is getting a bad sun burn or going for a swim. Not a fear of going outside and being killed. Although it does feel that way when I get out of my tent to pee and get attacked my mosquitos. I'm just thankful for our soldiers and the families of those who serve to be able to take this grand adventure. I won't bore you with the rest of my day. Several mental breakdowns, whirlpools, sun, and bug bites that have almost brought me to tears. Instead I will just say, God Bless America.