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Old 02-01-2013, 08:28 AM   #4501
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Hey Radioman,
Thanks for sharing the story about your wife. It really puts things in perspective when reading your travel stories. I wish you the best and will be following along!
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:41 AM   #4502
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got some strange looks here at work for the wet eyes after reading the story of your wife but I didn't care. It was worth it.
Thanks for sharing the tale.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:17 AM   #4503
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got some strange looks here at work for the wet eyes after reading the story of your wife but I didn't care. It was worth it.
Real Men and Real Adventurers can shed tears, and still be Tough
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:22 AM   #4504
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Just had this thought... Isn't adventure where you find it? Sure there's a lot to be said for those grand vista's where the imprint of man is but a track in the dirt. I love those when and where I can find them. But it can be a grand adventure to discover the roads, tracks and trails just a few miles away from wherever we call home. It's just perspective and how we choose to see the world.

Ride on Radioman!

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Indeed for me the Adventure is in the entire experience of travel. I love riding my motorcycle Onroad and Offroad. But for me it is not about the most extreme single track I can find.... But about the people I meet and share this world with!

You would certainly be welcome in my home.... when I return (or if I do )
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:41 AM   #4505
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Don't forget getting to 71 N at Nordkapp.
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And when you do i have a guestroom here in the south of norway.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:33 PM   #4506
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And when you do i have a guestroom here in the south of norway.
Love the connections being made!!
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:35 PM   #4507
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Mark:

I too am teary eyed from reading your words and looking at those photos of your wife Chris.

you truly are a great man, compassionate and caring. It is a pleasure for letting us follow you along on this stage of your life. I can only think how much better it would have been to be able to share this with someone you love and also brave enough to write about your inner feelings.

safe travels

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Old 02-01-2013, 06:15 PM   #4508
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I remember reading about your travels, and taking care of your wife. I marveled at someone who continued to dedicate himself to one who may or may not have recognized you at that time. I say marveled as I have known of others in your position who chose a different path than you.

Two years later and we still feel your pain, but we also can share your trip and are glad that you are finding happiness once again.

She would be very pleased for you.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:18 AM   #4509
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Real Men and Real Adventurers can shed tears, and still be Tough
Good. Because I'm reaching for the Kleenex while having breakfast and getting ready for work.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:45 AM   #4510
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on a more prosaic nature,make sure the bike and all the gear is clean when you leave for NZ.MAF boys wont be impressed with dirts from another country
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:45 AM   #4511
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on a more prosaic nature,make sure the bike and all the gear is clean when you leave for NZ.MAF boys wont be impressed with dirts from another country
Thanks for making the point. Have cleaned the bike twice in the last 3 days, and will continue my cleaning efforts today so she will look better than when she was new!

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Old 02-02-2013, 04:11 AM   #4512
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Thanks for making the point. Have cleaned the bike twice in the last 3 days, and will continue my cleaning efforts today so she will look better than when she was new!

looking good! dont forget those bags!
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:28 AM   #4513
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Thanks for all the kind comments, and sharing in my journey. It is all part of my life experiences as I take in this adventure.

I am in Buenos Aires. Today is a new day, and we will see what unfolds today!

In between working on cleaning the bike, also taking time to see a little bit of the city. Went to the big cemetery in the Recoleta neighborhood. Amazing mausoleum here including Eva Peron.





Some areas have wide "streets" lined with mausoleums, and others are narrow.



Many many very old ones.





Just enjoyed seeing the various architectural details







Lots of people gathering at Eva Perons Monument







Lots of caskets and decorations in the monuments





Then out for a nice lunch.



Then a nice little cone of Ice cream!

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Old 02-02-2013, 10:53 AM   #4514
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looking good! dont forget those bags!
They are as spotless as I can make them
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:17 PM   #4515
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You are an inspiration. As the caregiver to a wife with worsening Multiple Sclerosis you give me strength and courage. Thanks!
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