yes, you are very fortunate to have experienced sailing and the Islands - If I had deep pockets that is exactly what I would be doing in my retirement - But, will have to settle for my little pontoon boat and the river in my backyard
yes I agree you are so very fortunate too. You live a wonderful life and see so much.
I too will have to settle for my 17 flats fishing boat and the Everglades.
Hallucinogenic mushrooms and girls taknig off their panties!
You little devil you.!!!
Good Health To You
I do not have deep pockets. I am willing to make enormous sacrifices to do it. I am substantially poorer monetarily, because I did this, but so rich in experience that there is no doubt that it was worth it. I wish I could do this until I am to old or sick to continue, but I can't do that.
tulips, PSP: anyone that has a home and a family is rich beyond comparison. Life is always a trade off unless you are rich. I made my choice and it may not be right for others. I traded adventure for stability.
I have always felt I have had so much love in my life that (my heart has aways been rich) Im so grateful. Beautiful people have always been in my life Im lucky in that respect.'
Monetarily well...thats another story. We certainly cant have it all.
But I wish you a great time and SVR soon.
Have fun and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would not mind being where you are right now. Such peace and tranquility, I could almost picture as I was reading. How Wonderful an experience.
Hey, wonder if one of those panties hanging around were mine. LOL You never know from my crazy days. WOOOOOOOO WHOOOOOOO !!!!! LOL
JUST KIDDING, never been in that area so I can safely say they would not be mine. LOL
You and your wife enjoy the rest of your journey. I would love to get away like that for awhile myself. Maybe one day.
Thanks for sharing your story - sounds like a great adventure. You also sound like you are feeling better than your last trip.
You are welcome. The story is actually an old one from a year ago. I just felt like writing something and that is what came to mind. I should have stated that at the beginning to avoid confusion.
I hope you are well.
I wish you were there - LOL.
I'm feeling better, thanks for asking. I only have 2 more weeks of tx. YIPPEE! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Woohooo! Oh yeah ---- see those Blue Frilly grandma panties over there... With the elastic all stretched out --- and the bleach holes? Yep --- those were mine... Heck --- who wants to lose one of their best thongs? If ya know yer goin' wear an old pair on top... LMAO!
That was a wonderful piece Ron - you need to write a LOT more... Just free associate. It makes me feel good - and kind of "floaty" to read with you. This is definetely a talent you need to persue.
But mushroom tea? OOoh now that would be interesting. LOL!
But the volcano part - yeah - here in Alaska we have a lot of them. (Ring of Fire). So that awesome feeling... of being so small compared to the amazing creation and formation of Earth is well known to me. It makes you feel insignificant for a moment... But not in a bad way. In a way that makes you feel as though it is important for you to observe it... as if it were meant for you and you alone to fathom out the complexities and marvel at it.
Here's hoping that you're having a beautifully relaxed day --- and that you remember to go up and kiss your wife gently on the neck to let her know she's special today!
Ps. Put those panties back.... LMAO!
OK --- RON = ERIC... LMAO ---
My brain scroogles up names... All the time ---- my kids get the "John, Jazlyn, John-Michael, Missy, Simon, screw it --- whoever you are get over here and clean up this mess."
(Just FYI those are the kids and the critter's names...)
By the way ---- I only have one kid... LMAO --- My hubby has one from a previous marriage, he's 18 now... sigh... But he says I'm his best friend --- but NOT his mom... Cause he really dislikes his mother right now.
So anyways - I can''t remember anyone's name for long. But ask me what they had for breakfast 2 weeks ago --- or what they like to drink... Dang... I should have been a waitress. LOL!
What's in a name? So - forget it, I don't care that you called me Ron by mistake. What is sweet is that you care enough that I might be upset that you post an apology.
I don't think I am going to post any more sailing stories. I am bothered that some people see it as a comparison with their lives. The last thing I want is for anyone to feel that I am rich and they are not. First, I am not rich and second everyone has things in their own lives that make them rich. I only wanted to provide a diversion so people can forget about HCV for a few minutes.
Oh ooh ooh oho ohohoh NO -- YOU POST SAILING stories...
Who cares if others indulge in the fantasy that you're rich? Heck --- don't you ever get to indulge in that fantasy? That's a great dream to have.
I've learned that it really doesn't matter how much money you have... You'll always spend to what you've got --- If you're rich, you spend to the amount you have --- and you still have money problems, unless you're Bill Gates --- then even he has money problems to some point.
But it is true that having a boat ---- having a plane --- those kinds of things can make people appear to be wealthier than your average person... People often see the materialistic value as being face value... And not the time and effort put into it.
But your stories are wonderful... they are a lovely breath of fresh air...
You have definitely given all of us a breath away from our own troubles. So please... Please... PLEASE... I beg you... If the whimsy arrives for you to write them --- or if you find them in an old journal - please keep posting them. They are beautiful.
And we all compare things from others to our own lives. It's our only point of reference... Our life.
Eric - I do care that I can't remember names - because well - I dunno - cause it makes me feel like a dork... LOL!
Sweetie - you're a wonderful person - every single day. Amazing what you've been through - that you can even take the time to write - or share a story of your life is beyond most people's comprehension or capability.
So an extra special hug is in order.
As always you have a point and you are persuasive. I was blown away that anyone would think I am rich. I guess I didn't really think how people would perceive that.
Many people could afford to do what I do if they decided to make the necessary sacrifices to do it. Anyway, I'll let some time pass and see how I feel.
How do you feel today? I saw in another thread that you are sick.
I surely hope you don't stop posting your sailing stories Eric. I for one would miss them. And I s'pose you'd have to be a sea person to appreciate how much you have to give up to do what you do. I have seven brothers who are all in love with the sea and they're always broke. Every penny they earn goes back into the boat. ; ]
Your posts are more than a diversion. Though, jeez, we need one. Hep C almost becomes an OCD disease doesn't it? It doesn't matter if we have it, are treating it, relapsed or SVRrd, we never stop thinking about it. It's the monster in our closet.
Thank you for your post cards. There's another piece here that's not really a diversion but a reminder and no less beautiful. It's OrphanedHawk's poem The Invaders. Scroll down if you haven't seen it yet.
I think poor Meki starts back to work today. Poor baby. Now I'd better get my butt to work. ; ]
I appreciate your comments.
Yes boating has gotten so expensive that it is now ridiculous to pay these prices. Normally I do most of the work myself to keep the cost down; this year I have been too sick to do it, so the boat is badly neglected.
I will try another story on a day when I am feeling better. I take my shot on Monday and Tuesday is usually the worst day of the week for me.
Thanks for the tip on the poem. I will look for it.
Nice story. I'm a big fan of Vieques myself - though not what our military has done to it - squeezed all the landowners into the center strip. Mainland Puetro Rico sold them out. I'll tell a funny Blue Lagoon story when I have more time....
Have you been there since the nave departed? It has really changed; property values have gone crazy. The locals are still wonderful though. It's a great place.
Who do you think Gilligan would be? I don't wanna say but follow my eyes, could it be, Goofydad???? I think Lonestar looks a little like Maryann too...he he he....
Can I be Mrs. Thurston... LMAO ----
But YOU forsee --- YOU could be Ginger... Yeah --- That's the ticket...
OOooh baby --- yep - you got that part... I'll be Mrs. Thurston... We'll go party at Starbucks --- when the crate washes ashore....