Here is a picture of me with my daughter, Samantha, from the summit of Kilimanjaro—the highest point on the continent of Africa. We reached the summit at 6:50 a.m. on June 10. I took a few days off between URI-related trips to Cape Verde and India to make the climb.
Allow me to share a couple of reflections on the climb. There was a lot about the climb that I will always remember and treasure, but far beyond the beauty of the mountain and the challenge of the climb, the most important thing was the time I got to spend with Samantha. On Father’s Day nothing means more to me than the time I have shared with Samantha and with our son, Chris.
—David M. Dooley