Shortly after having my hernia surgery in November, I asked my surgeon (Dr. Decker) if I could climb a volcano. He kinda laughed and said, "Well, you may wanna practice. I'd hate for you to get halfway up and realize it was a really bad idea!" Hey, Doc! I didn't spend 8 months of the year doing incline training on the treadmill for nothing. I didn't have three holes poked in my lower abdomen and risk losing body parts to sit around the house all Christmas! See, I knew I was headed to St. Kitts during my annual December cruise and that I was going to tackle Mt. Liamuiga, the island's beautiful, but daunting volcano. And I did it! And I have the photos (and the inhaler) to prove it.