As a child, I loved studying about the explorers. There was something cool about these swashbuckling guys. They set off and traveled the high seas in hopes of finding new lands, spices, and resources.
There was Magellan, Ponce De Leon, Henry Hudson, Christopher Columbus and many more.
They had guts. They wanted glory. They were cowboys before there were cowboys. They were astronauts before there were astronauts.
Yet, I remember little of what I learned about them in elementary school.
With today being the celebration of Christopher Columbus’ birth and therefore granting a day off to many of us, I figured I owed it to Chris to learn a little more about him.