Quality and professionalism are two terms that come to mind when I reflect on my two tours with Silver Lining Tours, the first on Tour 3, 2000 and the second on Tour 3 of 2002. As an educator, I have taught many students, many of them gifted. Dave is a “gifted” meteorologist. His educational preparation is superb! He is very detailed and persistent in his forecasts with rewarding results. His enthusiasm for storm chasing is contagious. Dave’s morning briefings would make the Storm Prediction Center and the National Weather Service envious. I am always amazed that wherever there is severe weather on the Great Plains, we are always at the best location for supercells and tornadic action, many times prior to their initial development. This professionalism and dedication are also carried over to Dave’s terrific tour staff. They have all been super each time I have traveled with them, always willing and able to answer questions and driving us safely into our target area. They all work as a team to take you down the Yellow Brick Road for an adventure of a lifetime. They ARE the best!!