Today is Ezra’s 10th birthday.
Double digits are a big deal, but for him, it also marks another major landmark in his life:
Ezra has been traveling for over half of his life now. We took our test trip, cycling 500 miles around the Maritime Provinces of Canada when he was just four, we sold his house out from under him when he was five.
As of today, Ezra’s traveled on four continents, and through 16 countries… he’ll add three more in the next month and a half.
In celebration of his nomadic childhood, here are a few pictures of a boy growing up on the road:
The day he was born
Four weeks old, Brule Lake (where I was born) Canada, on the dock my Grandpa built
Ez in Hawaii, 7 mos. old
Sink bath with cousin Rachael, 10 mos.
With Grandpa’s-Great in Ohio, 15 mos.
Winter in New Hampshire- 2 years old
Laundromat: Savannah, GA, 3 years old, Gabe is reading to him
Our first unsupported cycling trip, to Martha’s Vineyard, barely 4 years old
Tidal Bore Rafting on the Shubenacadie River, Nova Scotia: 4 years old
Turning five on the road: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
On the ferry between PEI and NS, Canada… on our first 500 mile bike trip
Cycling with Mama: “It’s my job to sing loud so Mama can pedal better!”
In case you haven’t noticed… Ezra is a bit hard headed… Washington DC, 5.5 yrs… we were having a “day.”
This boy has spent a significant portion of his life as a tent dweller. With George: UK
Turning six in Germany
Christmas Day, camping on the Sahara… 6.5 years old
Accident prone… or “stigmata”… Marseille, France, 6.5 yrs
“I’ve been waiting my whole life for this!” Paris, 6.5 yrs
Turning 7 in Indiana
Hannah’s art… 7 yrs
Mexico City with Quetzalcoatl, 7 yrs.
Laundry with Mama… Oaxaca, Mexico, 7 years
Palenque, Mexico, 7 years
Loose tooth… with Gramps… 7 yrs
Looks like Kimi Raikkonen (F1 driver)… 7 yrs
Turning 8, Cape Cod
Painting, au plein aire, with Grandpa, Guatemala, 8 yrs.
He loves to paint, Guatemala, 8 yrs
Christmas Eve, post-pinata, with Ruthie, Guatemala, 8 yrs
Cliff jumping, Guatemala, 8 yrs
Boat ride, Belize, 8 yrs
Machete, Guatemala, 8 yrs
Chichicastenango, Guatemala, 8 yrs
Turning 9, NH, USA
Fishing BC, Canada, 9 yrs
With his very best friend: Jordan Wood, NH, USA… 9 yrs
Sitting in an active duty F-15 on the flight line at Nellis, AFB, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 9 yrs
Hoover Dam, NV-AZ line, USA, 9 yrs
Working with Uncle Josh, BC, Canada
First day in Bangkok, Thailand, 9 yrs
Road trip, Northern Thailand, 9 yrs
Noodles, Thailand, 9 yrs
Happy Birthday, My Boy!