While working overseas I ended up being stranded in London during 9/11. While this was a tragic event, it was an experience that I will soon not forgot. While this was not my first international trip, it was the first by myself on business. After the horrific day, I could not get a flight back to the States.

So a dear co-worker and her husband took me in as their American refugee. Every since we have tried to see each other every other year. In 2008, while vacationing with our friends we put in a request for 2012 room reservations for the Olympic Games in London. Four years later, thanks to Kim and Vanessa Theed we were able to enjoy the second Olympic Games in person. The first in our home town of Atlanta in 1996 and the second in my adopted city of London in 2012.

Thank Kim and Ness.