Conquering Kilimanjaro

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Let me finish tonight with a dazzling story of spirit and excitement.

My queen, Kathleen, has just returned from another conquest, this one of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. She and our daughter Caroline - both on the right hand side of this picture - just climbed Kilimanjaro – all 19,000 feet of it.

It took them seven days and six nights of camping in 20 degree weather to get to the summit and back down. What can I say.  I’ve got a wife and a daughter who do this kind of thing.

Kath is the executive Vice President of Marriott International.  Caroline just graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and has landed a job, by her own brains and wits I might add, with Google - which is like getting to be a Rhodes Scholar these days.

The two of them made it to the top - climbing some mighty steep slopes.  They did it with determination, obviously, and ambition, and, something else.

Women today! What can I say!  Wild!  I’m living with two that climbed the highest peak in Africa.  Their mother and grandmother would be proud.  Don’t you think?

Conquering Kilimanjaro

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