Thursday, May 18, 2017

Vacation Coming Up!

Pat and I with new friends we met at our Airbnb in Hollywood, California this past February

Looking forward to my quarterly get together with my Canadian travel pal, Pat of Toronto. 

Pat will be taking an overnight bus ride from Toronto to Philadelphia (14 hours) this coming Sunday.  He's coming down early to drive me to my kidney stone procedure in Dover the following Monday morning. Bill usually drives me to my medical procedures where I am knocked out (anesthesia) but since he doesn't have his license now I needed a ride.  So who do I ask, my good friend Pat from Toronto.  Talk about someone pushing the limits of friendship (me).  Pat is taking that long trip just to be my driver. Now is that a friend or what?  I'll treat him to a lunch at Nectar after my procedure (blasting my kidney stones on my left side).

Pat will be spending five days here at Casa Tipton-Kelly then we will spend another five days at our lodging of choice in Philadelphia. Four times a year Pat and I get together.  

February - California
May - Philadelphia and Delaware
September - Canada
November - Philadelphia (again)

I've always believed to arrange my life where I have something to look forward to.  I now enjoy going away and but I also enjoy coming home. I think after all these years I have finally found the perfect formula.  

I promised myself that when I retired I would make the most of my retirement and that is exactly what I am doing now.  As long as my physical and mental health holds out (and my money), I'll be traveling and living this good life. 

At seventy-five years of age, I know I am very lucky to have such a life.  


Raybeard said...

You ARE lucky, Ron - and at least you know it. How about we change locations, you and I, for the rest of the year. You can stay here without moving and see to the needs of my three pussycats (plus misc visitors) day in, day out. It's SO exciting!
(You're not going to take the suggestion seriously, are you?)

nitewrit said...


I'm looking forward to our annual jaunt to Old Time Photos. You should know this means a great deal to me considering the situation I'm in.


Ron said...

I always look forward to our annual get together for our old time photo. What a wonderful tradition we have. In the future, people will look at our old "cowboy" for their authenticity.

Ron said...

I may surprise you one day and visit jolly on England. A visit United Kingdom is #1 on my bucket list. I Pat or I win the lottery on our scratch tickets, we're off for a visit!

Raybeard said...

You're most welcome to come to this country, Ron, but as spoken about before you won't be able to stay with me, regretfully. However, I fully intend to win the lottery before you or Pat do - I've only being doing it every week for 23 years, after all - so I'll be seeing you over there first. Have a good quality nearby hotel marked out for me, please. :-)

Ur-spo said...

I hope you travel well without any medical impediments.

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Bill eating his hot oatmeal   "It's hot!" That's what I say twice a day when I serve Bill his twice daily meal of oatmeal...