The spur-of-the-moment trip fit O'Brien's track record as a tenacious go-getter. This veteran of the U.S. Army and former Delta Air Lines pilot has traveled the world. He drove his motorcycle from Atlanta to the Arctic Circle on the unpaved ALCAN Highway. He served in multiple church capacities from elders quorum president to temple sealer. And that is just the beginning of his list of accomplishments.
"I've had a very exciting life," he said, putting it mildly.