I looked at the shaggy-bearded dude on the sand dune for far too long trying to figure out who it was and what he was doing on your blog page. Then I realized it was a shot you had successfully kept from the 'rents for so long. Sort of confirms (or puts the lie to) my twist to the old adage, "It's a wise parent who knows his own children."
Believe it from one who is almost (relatively speaking) there, the first 40 are MUCH harder than the next forty.
Love and best wishes from