However, the highlight was meeting up with my best buddy from those days, Chris.
Visiting with him was well worth it. Here are two sayings he came up with back in the day that I think ring true today on a lot of levels. Good words to live by...
"If you want big muscles, you gotta lift heavy weights." - Chris circa 1990
My take on this one is, doing something well or worthwhile is often hard and there is no easy way to get there. Put the hard work in.
"If you're going to be a bear, be a grizzly." - Chris circa 1988
No half measures. Commit yourself fully and go for it.