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Old 01-01-2014, 10:37 PM   #6451
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Today is the first day of the rest of my life. Bit emotional as I unpacked some of my old life, but got the bed set up. First day in my house in 2.5 years.




As I reflect on starting a new chapter, I am excited, some trepidation and doubts, sadness and a while lot of optimism about restarting life. Just part of life!

Had some Harley riding friends stop by to take me to lunch and short ride
And others stopped at almost same time ....bummer but will catch up very soon.

Thankful for all the kindness that I have experienced.

Happy new year! It's started!

As a follow up:

Just sharing the realities of my life. For me, it is ok to share that it is not always easy or fun. I am very blessed and rarely lose sight of this. But my heart aches and it is real.



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Old 01-01-2014, 10:40 PM   #6452
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May the New Year bring you Love, Joy and many more happy miles to come. Looking forward to your Chapter IV
This one is dedicated to you Mark[/IMG]
Thanks Long! Loved the "radioman" jump.... and the kind comments. They are an encouragement! Same to you and your family.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:34 AM   #6453
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Thankyou Mark for sharing everything these past 2.5 yrs, The external journey is always easier than the internal one. Time my friend ...give yourself time to redajust and gather yourself...I have faith you will and i know you do too. Happy New Year!!!
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:00 AM   #6454
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All the best for the new year Mark and fellow adv riders.
I suspect the most difficult transition into the new chapter will be riding the bike only on weekends.
Jorg, Lily and Tina.
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:09 AM   #6455
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One of the many, many things I love about this RR is that it is so REAL. There are a lot of reports that are amazingly Epic, with lots of great photos and stories...like this one...but there usually seems to be something held back. You don't really notice it, you just enjoy the report and move on, but then you read Radioman Rides the World and you get so much more. Thanks Mark!! Wishing you all the best in 2014 and beyond!
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:38 PM   #6456
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One of the many, many things I love about this RR is that it is so REAL.
itm, Thanks so much. Just feel it is important to tell it like it is, as it is part of life!! Appreciate the comment.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:42 PM   #6457
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Just unpacking my gear...... Will be interesting getting used to the extra space.

Medicine cabinet..... My tooth brush, and bathroom stuff. Have a bit of room...



Dresser.... Socks, Underwear and T shirts ..... Bit of room left



Closet... Ok put all my old suits and clothes back into the closet.... Will keep it simple.



And look ..... Got mail today. Jury duty "They" must know I am back! Welcoming me back....

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Old 01-02-2014, 09:15 PM   #6458
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Just unpacking my gear......


And look ..... Got mail today. Jury duty "They" must know I am back! Welcoming me back....

Good grief!! they must of been reading your RR!!
You have fans in high places!!
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:22 PM   #6459
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Thanks Mark

It's been 2 1/2 years? Dang, I was hoping this would keep going like one of those popular reality shows that doesn't seem to end.

It's going to be tough not tuning into your life here at ADV Mark, thank you for sharing your ride and life with us, we live on a wonderful planet and it was a joy seeing it through your eyes.

I wish the best for you as you continue forward. Thanks again Mark.

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Old 01-05-2014, 10:48 AM   #6460
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Just unpacking my gear...... Will be interesting getting used to the extra space.

Medicine cabinet..... My tooth brush, and bathroom stuff. Have a bit of room...



Dresser.... Socks, Underwear and T shirts ..... Bit of room left



Closet... Ok put all my old suits and clothes back into the closet.... Will keep it simple.



And look ..... Got mail today. Jury duty "They" must know I am back! Welcoming me back....

As I go through all of the closets and drawers in my house, it is amazing to know how much we all have and how little we really need.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:36 PM   #6461
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Welcome Home Mark!

Hi Mark,

Long time...I had to laugh at all of the room you have, I recently downsized to a sailboat for part of the year and it's truly amazing how little you need (well at least where it's warm) .

I think you met my friend Bev the other night, she sent me a text and asked if I knew you, said yes but should have said who doesn't.

I moved out of LO completely.... I'll shot you a PM in a minute to explain more.

There are good things in your future.

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Old 01-08-2014, 10:42 PM   #6462
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Hey Mark! Thank you SO much for sharing such a big portion of your life with all of us over the last 2.5 years. It's hard to believe we have been following this RR for so long... and like everyone else has said, I will absolutely miss reading your blog every few days! :) You are an inspiration as an ADV rider, as an adventurer and as a person. Thank you for helping me dream big!! :) Best of luck, faith, hope and courage in your newest adventure in returning home!
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:54 PM   #6463
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Hi Mark,

Long time...I had to laugh at all of the room you have, I recently downsized to a sailboat for part of the year and it's truly amazing how little you need (well at least where it's warm) .

I think you met my friend Bev the other night, she sent me a text and asked if I knew you, said yes but should have said who doesn't.
Scott Small world sometimes. Glad you are doing well!
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:55 PM   #6464
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Thank you for helping me dream big!! :) Best of luck, faith, hope and courage in your newest adventure in returning home!
My pleasure! Will work on an update soon!
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:11 PM   #6465
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Good to see you drop in....

Good to see you drop by Mark
We are and for Chapter IV
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