Intrepid – what does that mean? Merriam-Webster defines the word as “feeling no fear; very bold or brave”.
Quite a few years ago, the Hall family took a cruise out of New York City to Nova Scotia. When the cruise ship returned to NYC, one of the things we did in the city was tour the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum on the Intrepid aircraft carrier parked in the NYC harbor not far from where our cruise ship sailed from and returned.
Launched in 1943, the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid fought in World War II, surviving five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike. The ship later served in the Cold War and the Vietnam War. Intrepid also served as a NASA recovery vessel in the 1960s.
On our trip, Austin and Carly's grandparents also took them up to the top of the World Trade Center towers that week while Christi and I saw a play. That was the week of September 7th, 2001. The very next Tuesday was 9/11…. Austin was 8 years old and the word "Intrepid" has stuck with him ever since. So, it also seems very appropriate, although this was not planned, that we have our Grand Opening on 9/11/2016... exactly 15 years from that day.