My mom passed away three years ago today, and I am posting this picture of Virginia Lakes Resort in the Sierra Nevadas -- one of her favorite places in the world -- in her honor. To Mom: you never stopped hiking up the summits of steep mountains, and you never stopped pursuing joy in life. Even during the tough times, you always walked with the Lord with a sense of humor. And now you are hiking the REAL high country in Heaven, experiencing joy greater than anything on this earth. You are my inspiration, Mom!