A few weeks ago when I went on vacation, the one when I met Si Modo, I also did something I had wanted to do for years. I traced my steps back to my original ancestor in the US. He was quite interesting, a loyalist who worked for the crown, a land owner, merchant, lawyer, statesman, and military man. He was on the Virginia Register, had a son who became part of a rebellion against the crown 100 years before the Declaration. On down the line, there was a descendant of his who was an American Revolutionary. I knew enough about him, but I wanted to know what made him tick. I think I found that on my trip. I won't say who he was or tell more, because I think it could blow my anonymity, what there is left of it anyway. If you ever get the chance to trace your roots, I encourage you to do so. It is an incredible high just to know who you are. And I got to meet Si Modo on the trip.