|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.