We were ‘kindly persuaded’ to join this epic group of cyclists in North Adams, MA for the biking season this year. My only requests was that we found a bike that Ahab could ride. As you can see, that wasn’t an issue! See you next year!!!
Justin shared this bucket list item with us, so naturally we went and did it! The world’s second largest underground lake… check!
Out of all the distilleries we visited on this trip, Willett was easily our favorite! We met some of the family, learned about the history of the property, and got to taste some amazing recipes! It would be a lie to say that this was the last time we will visit!
In 2010 we were denied entry into Mammoth Cave and left the park with the first ‘No’, of the two total, in Ahab’s traveling career. After many years of planning, we were granted access to this amazing place! In the process, we really got to know a number of the park rangers involved with the care of this park and have an even bigger appreciation and better understanding for the parks service because of it.
Sometimes in life you are not going to be able to accomplish your goals instantly and you have to work even harder to achieve those that are out of reach… even if it takes 7 years!!!
This distillery is one of the beginning factors that changed the fate of Captain Ahab back in 1943! Being able to get a private tour of many areas of the grounds was an amazing feat. Being able to talk to folks that understood that part of our history/story…priceless!!!
Four Roses was under construction when we showed up, but from the moment we stepped through the door we knew it was going to be a good time. Not an unfriendly person on staff or touring with us! Chris, you are our hero!
Ahab has a soft spot for properties rich with stories. The Bulleit grounds are one of those places. Obviously, all the fun they let us have during our visit was just a great bonus!!!
Look at all the hidden gems we found hiking around the campus grounds! It always pays to show up early (and no that isn’t a lesson in the presentation!) Southern Vermont College was a motivating place and the group of incoming students set the bar high for the 2017-2018 speaking season!
The addition to my Ahab “brand” has been a long time coming… 15 years, according to the dashes. AR Design Fine Art & Tattoo right in downtown North Adams, MA, was an amazing choice to add to our story! Cheers, Alexis!!!
I remember telling Ahab’s origin story in my dorm room to the first person who ever asked, before we had stories of our own to share. I remember the last person I told this story to, who heard about the fifteen years since. I also remember every single story in between. I remember the day we added the goal to speak at a TEDx to Ahab’s List, and how out of reach it felt at the time. Cheers to the people of Akron for supporting that our idea is worth spreading. I will always remember the day we crossed this goal off!
A quick pop in to Boston to see Papa Curci running his 7th Boston Marathon (37th marathons total)!!!
A special CHEERS for all the people, rides and places that hosted us over our trek through Patagonia! May our paths cross again some day very soon!