Sunday, May 19, 2013

Just When The End Appears Near.....

331 days left until Mia and I pull the plug on work and ride off together into the sunset.  We are so looking forward to the day that we can hitch up and hit the road.  It has been my dream to travel across the country in search of weird and wonderful stuff and perhaps do a little consulting work along the way.  I asked Mia if she was excited to go and it seems she is along for the ride.  Which got me to thinking.

44 years of marriage and I guess you would have to say we have been along for the ride the whole time.  Isn't that what life is all about.  Rode through my younger, wilder days and found Mia, married and had kids, climbed up the ladder at work, raised two wonderful kids who now have their own kids.  We have ridden through the grandkids and the trials and tribulations that go with that and now are approaching the end of our careers.  Now we literally ride through visiting the rest of the country and enjoying ourselves in our retirement.  I know I am looking forward to it.

Just when you think the whole country is going to hell and it looks like the next generation doesn't seem to care, your 17 year grandson decides to wake you up to the fact that not all of the next generation is asleep at the wheel.  Witness his latest blog about Mt St Helens.

Especially his closing paragraph.

"Nature is a hard fighter, she'll mess you up, rip you to shreds, throw you around and try to kill you but at the end of it all...Tomorrow is just another day to heal and grow.

I am so proud to be his grandpa.

Have a great day everyone.


  1. We, too, are counting the days until retirement and the ability to go see the country. We have about two years.

  2. Your grandson Zach is a good writer. It's great to see a teenager express himself so eloquently. You have every right to be proud!!