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29 August 2016 | Puerto Vallarta
22 February 2016 | Mazatlan
09 September 2015 | La Paz
06 August 2015 | Sea of Cortez
13 March 2015 | Isla Espiritu Santos
06 March 2015 | Todo Santos
22 February 2015 | La Paz
12 November 2014 | La Paz
07 November 2014 | Cabo San Lucas
04 November 2014 | Bahia Santa Maria
30 October 2014 | Baja Cal Sur, Mexico
27 October 2014 | San diego
01 October 2014 | San Diego
26 September 2014 | San Francisco
10 September 2014 | Neah Bay
16 August 2014 | Neah Bay
16 March 2014 | Seattle
11 December 2013 | Seattle

Some thoughts on Retirement and Dropping out

24 August 2014 | Seattle
Gooood-byyyyye; thats rght We're out a heeee-heee. That's right we're history, gone like a cold wind in summer, we got an "E" ticket to ride this magic sea horse to warmer climes, tropical beaches and palm trees in exchange for fir trees and snow balls baby, rollin rollin rolin keep this seahorse rollin. ¡hasta luego! baby, ciao baby, ¡adiós! amigos, via con dos com padre; ¡hasta lavesta baby! Gone -- fretted away, Happy trails to you, until we meet again. Taken the stars from the night and the sun from the day! It's off to margarita villa for us and a never ending vacation. We be gone, with not a cloud in our heart. Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.
After some three years of preparation and sacrifice of time, energy and most of our money invested in what some would call a pipe dream we finally have our Seahorse completely refitted (commonly called a boat or a hole in the water to throw money into) & we well be headed out of Puget Sound to make the big left turn as it's commonly referred to. Everything that can be done is and we are as ready as can be. Next major stop is San Francisco.
On another note I've been retired now for six weeks and have worked harder at getting ready to become sociological drop outs than I ever did at the Lazy "B"! My bones are sore as are the muscles attached to them but I am making the adjustment to what I hope will be our last life change. It gets easier after you have done it a few times and now that I'm in the fall or winter of my life (I'm not quit sure how to tell) I'm not eager to do anything but enjoy the time we have left to truly experience life. Having said that I offer up some quips on not having to get up at 5 or 6 in the morning as I now sleep until 8 or 9 if I like. No more driving or traffic for me, no deadlines, I don't answer the phone if I don't want to, no rude people or the stupid ass jerks, no depressing six o'clock news and I have been filling my days with boat and sailing stuff. Instead I offer up the following thoughts;
I'm retired -- goodbye tension, hello pension! A fixed income is restrictive.
Retirement can be a great joy if you can figure out how to spend time without spending money.
Retirement: World's longest coffee break.
I've been attending lots of seminars in my retirement. They're called naps.
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there would be a shortage of fishing poles.
I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work. So I do it three or four times a day.
Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.
Retirement: That's when you return from work one day and say, "Hi, Honey, I'm home -- forever."
Retirement: It's nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.
Retirement is wonderful. It's doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it.
When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income.
You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. Now life begins.
A retired husband is often a wife's full-time job
Vessel Name: Between da Sheets
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 42s7
Hailing Port: Seattle WA
Crew: Sharon Seeber
Rick and Sharon met in 1966, married two years later and have been in love ever since. Much later they moved to Seattle WA in 1998. Rick has always been interested in boating & fishing with the first boat a Sixteen foot Livingston and two subsequent boats a 20' cuddy cabin and a Bayliner 30'. [...]
Extra: This is the story of our love, tears, sweat, frustrations and bruises on the path to this adventure as we become "sociological drop outs". We invite you to join us along the way and share in the adventure. We welcome your comments.
Between da Sheets's Photos - Main
Another cooking session at Olivias' house to prepare Emenadas.
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Created 23 March 2015
Puerto Ballena three lobe bay
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Created 16 March 2015
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Created 16 March 2015
Day trip to Todo Santos 5/6/15
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Created 16 March 2015
San Diego to Cabo
5 Photos
Created 17 November 2014
Going from Seattle to San Diego
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Created 17 November 2014
Day on the water front with Sharon
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Created 17 August 2013
8/2013 First time on the Hard
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Created 17 August 2013
Pics of our house
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Created 6 June 2013