Kyle enjoyed visiting the country of Germany. He found the architecture stunning. His favorite place was the medieval town of Bamberg, where he found the people friendly and the cathedrals breathtakingly beautiful.
The Outer Banks in North Carolina was another of Kyle’s favorite destinations. He loved engaging in conversation while going for long walks on the sandy beaches.
Kyle’s Mexican Adventure
When Kyle was nine years old, the family took a short vacation to San Diego, California. While visiting, I decided that my two youngest sons, Sean and Kyle, should go on an adventure across the border into Mexico. I told my boys it would be an opportunity for them to see how some people live outside of the United States. Rather than drive, we decided it would be more interesting if we walked over the border and into the Mexican City of Tijuana. I gave each of the boys some money to spend on trinkets while visiting.
We had not walked more than twenty feet down Revolution Boulevard when I heard my son Sean ask out loud, “Mom, can we go back to the United States now?”
“We’ve just arrived,” I answered. “Let’s look into some of the little shops along the street. Soon thereafter, Kyle noticed that we had a small band of children following us down the boulevard.
Browsing in the different tiendas, Kyle found a large sombrero and briefly considered buying it. He quickly realized, however, he’d never wear it back home. After posing for a photo, he stacked it back on its pile.
Moments later, I saw that the small throng of children following us seemed to be growing and Kyle was lagging behind with them. When I asked him what he was doing, he responded, “I’m giving them dollar bills!”
“Don’t you want to buy something for yourself?” I asked. “No, Kyle responded. “I think the children need it more. “I told my son that he was good and caring person.
As we were about to leave Tijuana, I noticed a young family dressed in tattered clothing. They were jumping up and down with joy. “What has made them so happy?” I asked my boys. Kyle answered, “I gave the little girl twenty dollars that I was saving.”