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Old 08-15-2013, 03:48 PM   #736
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It's really over.......
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:46 PM   #737
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Great thread, A good friend, who's son I did the Eurail thing in Europe with when I was a little younger than you, always maintained that "You cannot tell me that two retired people in their sixties with all the money in the world are gonna have as much fun as two young college age kids in Cabo with 50 cents to their name, travel and enjoy life now"
You guys certainly proved him right yet again, remember that and keep doing it every damn chance you get, life slips by in a hurry, and ends to quickly for some.
Keep going, and as the saying goes

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in an attractive and well preserved body,
But rather to skid in sideways,
chocolate in one hand,
wine in the other,
body thoroughly used up,
totally worn out and screaming
"WOO HOO what a ride!"
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:22 PM   #738
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If it were near me I'd buy it.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:57 PM   #739
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At least we know swifter78261 made it home safely!
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:50 PM   #740
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This has been amazing. I'm a 24 year old work-A-holic but after reading your journey I'm seriously considering taking one of my own (so serious I just bought a 2003 dakar). Your the f$&@$,g man. Stay posi! Your a cool dude and an inspiration. Hoping to following your footsteps soon
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:13 PM   #741
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Glad you were able to make a big sweep into Mexico! I just got a sample of Baja a few years ago.
I did make it to the top of Mt Princeton before Westfest, not as exciting as your attempt!

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Old 09-15-2013, 12:06 PM   #742
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Well ladies and gentlemen, here's a little update on myself:

I had no idea what was in store for me after the trip. I had considered moving to NorCal, to work at the marina from the pictures. I considered going back to school. Mostly, I was leaning toward moving back to Maine.

The night that we arrived back in Houston, we went out for celebration with some good friends of mine. There was a car that I didn't recognize right off. It looked very European. Body lines similar (in my mind) to an Aston Martin. After some talk, it turned out it was a Model S. Austin has a fanatical knowledge of all things that Elon Musk is doing, so I thought Austin was surely going to hop in the frunk and never come out.

Long story short, I jokingly said that I wanted to work for them. Next thing I knew, I was going through the interview process!

A few weeks, and a very intensive interview process, I'm now working for Tesla! It's entirely different than the dealership atmosphere, and seems like this company is really taking care of it's people, and going places. It's been extremely busy, and 'reality' is back in full swing for me. Today is my first day off.

As Austin said many times on the trip "Be good to the Universe, and the Universe will be good to you". It's strange. I didn't place much value in this, for much of the trip. Then we end up back in Houston, and had I not drug my exhausted, lazy butt out for some drinks, things would not have fallen into place as they have.

So, for me it looks like Texas is going to be my home for a while longer!
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:22 PM   #743
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Wow! Congrats, that's amazing. Good luck with the new career. Keep making time to ride though!

Cheers, Speedmonkey7

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Old 09-15-2013, 02:46 PM   #744
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That is awesome!!!! Congrats on the new digs!!!!
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:22 PM   #745
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Nice!

Congrats. Don't forget...everything happens for a reason!!!
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:08 PM   #746
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Good luck with the new job. Sounds like an interesting opportunity.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:56 PM   #747
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Tesla, eh? Well, that IS a happy ending. Well done!
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:27 AM   #748
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Awesome - things happen for a reason. Good luck and thanks for the report!
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:37 AM   #749
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As Austin said many times on the trip "Be good to the Universe, and the Universe will be good to you". It's strange. I didn't place much value in this, for much of the trip. !

Uh HUH!^)-
see what I mean...

AWESOME.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:53 AM   #750
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Tesla are an amazing company ... and even better product. I've seen quite a few around my neighborhood. (Marin County, CA) I've seen one or two coming and going from the Lucas Film facility (now Disney). Spectacular car.

One of the nicest luxury cars on the market, IMO.
Good luck with the new career!
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