About Pete

Pete Barba

Hi!  I’m Pete, the “Dad”.  This trip for me is an opportunity to reconnect with my family and passions.  As a physician, the past two years of COVID have been all consuming, forcing me to work way too much and distracting my brain even when I’m at home.  I want to get back to focusing on Kate and being a great father to Gwyn and Drew. 

I’m also what many would consider a renaissance man, I love photography, cooking, engineering, nature, theater and travel.  I’m always game for trying and learning new things.  In the next year, we will explore all those passions together through stories and photographs. 

My nicknames include “Captain Chaos” and “The Disruptor”.  No doubt this will drive Kate crazy at times and lead to some interesting stories over the next year. 

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; 

Who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; 

Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; 

Who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; 

Who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it;

Who has always looked for the best in others and given the best he had; 

Whose life was an inspiration;

Whose memory a benediction.

Bessie Anderson Stanley