30th birthday trip. South Africa, January '09.
I remember dreading turning 30 for some reason. 30 just seemed so old. I also remember wanting to make turning 30 into something special rather than have it turn into some drunken night out at a bar in Santa Monica. So Lee and I decided to go big for my 30th. Four years ago we traveled across the globe to South Africa to celebrate the start of another decade. And then we hiked to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope on my actual birthday.
And as I stood at the southwestern-most tip of the African continent, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans are said to meet, I remember thinking that turning 30 wasn't so bad after all.