Ever notice how the world serves you up little metaphors..?  Here  I am with my son (Alex 19), we’re out hiking up Cuyamaca Peak in California .  We’re lost, found, exhausted and triumphant – all in one hike up a mountain….

PS – For many years I’ve taken each of our sons on a solo (father-son) trip.  Alex’s trips usually revolve around hiking and San Diego is his most frequent destination.  We always stay in La Jolla and usually at the La Jolla Cove Suites – perfect location, but has really become run down over the years.  I really don’t recommend it, we’re scouting out others for next time.  If you’re looking for Cuyamaca, here it is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuyamaca_Rancho_State_Park