Monday, July 18, 2005

The Senior Bachelor Blog Returns!!!

Hi Folks,

I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm happy to say I received quite a few e-mails from bloggers and all were positive. They, too, felt too many of the comments were not germane to the Senior Bachelor endeavor. I, and a colleague, will monitor the comments, and will delete the ones we feel are inappropriate. I respectfully ask that you use the blog for its intended purpose which is to discuss things relative to SB. This doesn't mean we can't have some fun, and there will be some differnt views on things, and that's fine.

So comment away, and let's remember my # 1 goal with Senior Bachelor is to HAVE FUN!!! Please bear in mind my "tag line," "Promoting Romance and Adventure for People of All Ages." Richard Roe

PS- I continue to work hard reviewing the materials you have sent in. You are amazing and incredible women! I'll share some snippets in the next Senior Bachelor Newsletter.


happy said...

Interesting...I'm actually the first one to notice the blog's back? (Or have all comments in the past few hours been deleted?! :)I've been having fun of another sort--that is grandkids' visit for the 1st time. Just a warm up to make me want to take a trip of my own!---with the only person I know of who's offering a free one. No more excuses now for not getting the info to le bachelor, huh?

Monday, July 18, 2005 4:15:29 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Thanks for being the lead off batter, Happy. (a little baseball jargon there!) Glad to have you back. Be careful playing with those grandkids. Sometimes I'm a little stiff the next day after rolling around in the sand with mine. Take care. RR

Monday, July 18, 2005 4:57:20 PM  
happy said...

Checkin' back quickly before I answer my e-stuff for the day. Wow! Thanks for your welcome. (Pssst....It's just you and me, Babe! Let's high-tail it! We could be in NZ before anyone notices!!) Not much sand to roll in here, but folding myself into & out of the wading pool was an 'event' you won'e see on my video! :)

Monday, July 18, 2005 5:05:47 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard,
Glad to get this Blog opportunity back.
My Bio. etc. package should be at your end tomorrow. It was fun putting it together and pretending I was in your shoes and finding what would be really important. I hope I put together a complete package as it was all done after I got home from my 12 hour night shifts at the Hospital. It was my birthday weekend but guess it was good that I worked because I was the first to notice a problem developing and directly responsible for saving a life. I am always astonished by how many people and tasks it takes to make this world work. So much depends upon the Director putting the right people in the right places.
I hope He directs you and I to meet. Dreams are possible. Early in life I learned to believe that if I didn't had a dream, how could I have one come true?
Have fun. Do all you can. Do the fun things more.
Mary Rose
PS Welcome back Happy. Thanks for your earlier help.MRH

Monday, July 18, 2005 5:14:07 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Richard, I'm confused, but guess if won't be the first time in my life. I thought you were promoting "Romance for People In Our Age Group". Remember marginalization?

OK - I shall do as you wish and use your blog as an information source.

1. Are you using this site as a promotion to start up a dating service?

2. Is it possible that you could notify us ladies that got put in the "isn't she cute" pile of whether we have a remote chance in meeting you or if we have been disqualified?

3. What will become of the ladies videos that are not chosen?

4. Why was the time extended from July 16th as your original date/deadline for entry to September?

5. Do you think if I were chosen, we'd have enough time to get to know each other prior to leaving the states?

6. Are we still invited to that beautiful location in Virginia?

Ok, that's all for now. LOL - will try to keep my thoughts strickly on commenting on Romancing the Roe.

I will agree with you that we needed to probably be more focus on the comments. But the anticipation of hearing news from y0u is sometimes difficult to wait for and we ladies made up other things to talk about.

Monday, July 18, 2005 5:18:53 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Happy, will you share Richard with me. LOL

I spent the day at the pool with my grandson (4yrs old) he is just learning to swim and he's like a fish. He is the most adorable little boy with cute freckles across his nose. Love him more than the stars in the sky.

Monday, July 18, 2005 5:22:26 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hola Le Senior Bachelor! :)
Nice to be blogging again, afterall what do they say....'absence makes the heart grow fonder' :) My daughter called from Israel and having a blast!!!
My Middle Son had a series of 4 - 6 injections today, preparing for his trip to Uganda in October. The break from blogging mus've been a respite for you enabling you to sort through all the videos etc.
The excitement must be slowly setting in as time draws closer to departure date in November. Here's to Fun, Adventure, Travel with the potential of Romance with The Senior Bachelor...Richard Roe..alias 'Indiana Jones' :)
'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette :)
Toronto Canada

Monday, July 18, 2005 5:39:00 PM  
leslie said...

Hi Richard, so glad to hear from you again. I, too, thought things were getting a little carried away. I was wondering, though, if you kept copies of the past blogs that were at least directed to you. Since you requested that we contact you through the blog, there were a few comments that I hope you will recall about me.

I spent Sunday at the beach with my 2 daughters and grandson. It was great fun looking at the world again through a child's eyes - collecting shells, looking at rocks, digging in the sand, etc. My daughter hardly got to sit down because, at 18 months, Noah is all over the place - so inquisitive! We had so much fun until he finally crashed.

Only 2 weeks before I will be able to get that video done - I, for one, am happy for the extension. Hope you pop in more often.

Leslie in VanCan

Monday, July 18, 2005 5:51:12 PM  
Anonymous said...

R - What single word best describes you?

Monday, July 18, 2005 7:51:07 PM  
KLew said...

Good evening everyone: Hello Richard, hello Happy and Suzanne. I agree the blog got overwhelmed. I do hope the work is not too tedious for you Richard. Seeing all of those women can be overwhelming. I agree with the comments from Suzanne and do think answering questions on a regular basis would be so beneficial. Thank you. I truly was hesitant to write anything.

Monday, July 18, 2005 8:31:07 PM  
happy said...

I've just speed-read the 288 blogs on the previous post. A bit of blogorrhea I'd say! Ow! My neck hurts!- Anyone got suggestions? just kidding! NAR! NO Answers Required!!

To ciao...P, Wanda, catbird, BDNC, debbyeddy, Sybil, Marlyn, Maryr Thanks for thinking of me. Sybil, God love--with your mom - such a hard time. And also to Wanda. My mom recovered (and walked) from a broken hip at 84 - mainly 'cause she did NOT hear the doc say, "I don't think she'll walk again." :)

Wonderful visit with grands ! but had not one minute to blog for the whole week, Ciao...P. Now I know what addiction withdrawal is like! 'Tain't a purty sight.

to anonymous who said "move over so Cinderella can find her way through the crowd." I thought it the Prince who WENT LOOKING for Cinderella? She was busy cleaning the hearth...not pushing through the crowd. :)

to debbyeddy love the idea of us bloggers trying to fit actual talkers to the blogged stuff!! Betcha we'd have a ball doing it!

to anonymous "cuffufle" ?!! I love it! Think I'll adopt it. It sounds PA Dutchy.

to Richard, SB

It's kinda hard to talk sustained about the "Search & Journey" without more direct fuel. Surely we could each go on ad nasuem about our own why and wherefore...but that could get so saccharine..blllch.

I'm not too crazy about naseum, so I'll just say - shortly & sweetly -and only once - that I can't imagine anything wilder than going off to anywhere with anyone you/I don't know, hoping against hope that the "Wildest Dream" of finding true love doesn't turn into "Your/my Worst Nightmare".

Having said that...How stupendous it would be if that wildest dream REALLY came true!! So--nothing ventured; nothing gained.

So it's back to parlor talk for us on the blog while we wait for the chrysalis to open. "Happiness consists in activity." - O. W. Holmes - He must also have been hyper!

to suzanne mesa arizona I'm known among friends as being very generous. :) But after all - first come; first served! Ha!

Monday, July 18, 2005 8:41:16 PM  
onrynurse said...

Hi Ricard, Glad your back!!
Looking forward to Lots of positive Stuff here!!
Could use a good trip in a month or two!! Ha, Being sore from rolling around in the sand sounds good to me, but without the grandkids...!!
Naughty ME!!
My grandson is 18lbs now and not 4 mo. yet!! Cute Cute !!
Hi to all the other bloggers..blogettes out there!!
Now lets see....I am comment # there a sports team with 13 members!!???? Or am I just out at home plate!!
Nite Nite All.....Talk soon.

Monday, July 18, 2005 9:03:47 PM  
Anonymous said...

Good evening Richard and ladies...I have been watching from the sidelines from the very beginning of this adventure and when I first saw Richard on Oprah, I said to myself "I'm the one Richard is looking for!" I love to travel, I'm in the right age group (55), I'm fun, not bad looking and I adore my children ( I have 4: 36,34,32 and 21) and grandchildren ( I have 4: 16,7,5 and 4) By the way Richard, your grandchildren are adorable as are mine! I also love ice cream and take my coffee with cream and sugar as Richard does ( I pay attention to those little details). The reason I have taken so long to respond is because I wanted to watch "Pop and Me" first. I was able to get a copy at my local Hollywood Video and watched it this past weekend. Of course I loved it and watched it twice. Very well done and I got to see who Richard Roe is and I have to say that I truly like the man and would love to meet him. Maybe we'll click and maybe not, what will be will be. As someone stated to Richard, "I don't see this as a contest but as a wonderful opportunity to meet someone special". Well, when I was finally ready to post my first blog, I signed on only to find that Richard had shut it down! I must say that I fully understand why this had to be done. I felt that it wasn't Richard's blog anymore. The women had taken over. Many of whom had some interesting things to say and others that went on and on about anything and everything (kind of like what I'm doing here :)
I was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Torrance, CA which is 5 miles from Manhattan Beach.I now live on the Central Coast of California (4 hours north). I will fill in the blanks for Richard in my bio. I wasn't sure if I would follow this through to the end but then I said to myself "why not?" This is not something I would normally do. I have never used any type of dating service, although I did fill out the application for E-Harmony after Richard recommended it but I did not release it.I thought I was happy with my life just the way it is but then I realized that it really does make a difference when you have someone special to share those special moments with. As Richard described the gondolas in Venice and the beaches of Bali, just 2 weeks ago, I was walking on the beach of the Atlantis Resort,Bahamas hand in hand with my 4 year old grandson. Don't get me wrong, I love him dearly. It would have been nice to have someone holding my other hand. I will send in my bio, photo and video soon...

Monday, July 18, 2005 9:04:23 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Happy did you send in your video yet. I was one of the first 118, so does that mean I'm first. LOL

Klew thanks for the support. Did you get that really long email from me. Politics - LOL

Monday, July 18, 2005 9:53:45 PM  
happy said...

to suzanne mesa arizona

Nope-haven't done the dastardly deed yet. I wrote the bio that same night I saw Richard on Oprah...moment of sincere inspiration (& maybe hope, too), I 'spose. It still says what I want, so when I get out of the boonies, I'll put together the "Dreaded 3" video. If he's only looking for eye-candy rather than true "Wit, Wisdom, & Wonderfulness!" then I've got a Tai Kwan Do (sp?) neighbor I'll enlist to take my place in the video! :) Whadda ya think?!

Monday, July 18, 2005 10:29:16 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Happy you have a simply wonderful personality and you should send in that video. Klew that goes for you too. You ladies write in all the time. Now I'm serious when I say my video is horrid with a view of the nose hairs and all. But I'm fun, fit, hilarious to be around, lovable, kind, morally healthy, free, firm, LOL was that one of the 5 - "f's".

Oh my gosh I hope I'm not breaking the code. It's just so much fun talking to the ladies. Richard if, I'm bad you can send me an email "" -

I don't know how to talk about romance for our ages anyway, if that's what we're suppose to do.

Now you and Klew go get those videos made, I want to be there in Virginia with some of the ladies on this site. I need some support here. LOL

Monday, July 18, 2005 10:56:47 PM  
BikingNut said...

I was gone for a week and returned yesterday to find the blog all blogged up or some such thing. I spent a week in Fairmont Hot Springs in British Columbia - what a beautiful place. The source of the great Columbia River is near. Mountains all about - hiking, golfing, swimming and biking. Since I am planning a loooong bike ride - from Minneapolis to New Orleans - later this summer - I went biking inbetween other activities. I spent the week with my brother and some of his family - son, daughter-in-law, their three children, as well as the other in-laws. This was a family event - full of family memories and stories of old as well as made some new memories.
When my nieces and nephew were little I would tell them "stuff" I learned from an Wise Old Indian - they believed me and to this day wonder "did she really know a wise old Indian". Once when they were younger they visited me at a camp where I was working in northern California. It was a wilderness camp high in the mountains - then they were convinced - at least for a little while - that I really did know a wise old Indian or two. Now I am telling stories to their children. And they all still wonder.
Now that the blog is back and there seems to be well over 200 messages posted - which I did make an attempt to skim over but soon became bleary and cross eyed.
Nothing like a long time friend to tell all - looks like you left out some impressive bragging, RR.
Now I must get me sleep as I have yet another training ride planned for tomorrow.
Biking Princess

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 12:45:48 AM  
kesje de miranda said...

I am going for
"one for six instead of six for one"

Love Sandra

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 5:50:31 AM  
Anonymous said...

G'dday Richard! Considering that it takes time for Romance to blossom and should there develop a
feeling of attraction and chemistry between you and the prospective travelling partner whilst on the journey, I for one would not cross that boundary and sleep with you, believe it or not!
It is important to go with the flow and have FUN FUN FUN, I guess it is my 'old fashioned' lofty ways 'kicking in' here! From my perspective considering that you are planning to choose more than one woman to travel with over a period of so many months, I certainly would not want to complicate matters by getting physically involved with you but enjoy the Romantic Ambience, Adventure and Spontaneous decisions along the :)
Of course this is if I just happen to be one of the chosen to travel with you :) call it a WILDEST DREAM COME TRUE for sure!!!!!
'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette :)
Toronto Canada

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 5:55:19 AM  
happy said...

to suzanne mesa arizona Thanks for the compliment - but it does bring back memories of what the jocks who dated the prom queens in high school said too! Drat! Wanna loan me your body? :) I'm not complaining, mind you, and very thankful for my health.

I'm about as healthy, stubborn, hard-working, & good-looking as a Missouri mule!! Now ladies - if that doesn't put the fear in ya, I just don't know what would!

to Vj Toronto very well put.

to biking princess If suzanne decides to keep her body, can I have yours!?

to Richard

Today I check in with my financial guy to see if I need to kick the bucket earlier than I'd originally planned. "You shoulda thought about this before getting all those long-living relatives!", he said. "Spread the money out or die sooner", he said. Sheeze!!! Whatta grouch! He's spoilin' my good nature. So Help me Richard!, Help, Help me!!!
I'm primed to have a great, fun time!

Question of the day: Anyone remember who played in the musical, "Take Me Along" :) ??

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 7:04:17 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Hi Richard and Bloggers!!!!

Does anyone remember the pre-lawyer's "Blogger handle" , I'd like to review her posts.


Tuesday, July 19, 2005 7:19:20 AM  
happy said...

to cathyincarolina
CJinSOCAL or something very close---get yourself a good strong glass of ice water--you'll need it! :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 7:23:32 AM  
happy said...

to richard

Hoo boy!--does the pink shirt at the store match the pink pants?

The Store is above & beyond, IMHO!!

I hope the "winners" will get FREEBIES!!---

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 7:27:04 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Good Morning Ladies,

The blog is looking terrific. Thanks so much for participating. I'm finishing up this week's Newsletter which should go out later today. I've continued the story of my trip to SouthEast Asia last December. It's interesting reliving the experiences. Glad I write those emails and keep a journal.

The Bloggers get to preview the new Senior Bachelor Online Shop! Click on this link to see the store. This was set up by a friend of mine and it looks like a lot of fun. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 7:34:23 AM  
wanda whitworth said...

Good Morning Richard, Ladies, and to all who read the Blogs!!!!
Wow! talk about Blog withdrawl! how are you? Welcome Back Happy, you were Missed!!
Thank You Richard for putting the blog site back on air... Mom is home and doing better, Thanks Happy for your encouraging words. My grandson, age 6, learned to do the cannon ball off the dock this weekend with my help and without a lifevest!! he is so proud, I am so proud, I smiled so much my cheeks charlie horsed!---

TRUE LOVE: Question
Richard, do you believe in love at 1st site?

well thats probably enough for now, I need to tend to chores, and yeah!! I am blogging again!! Hello..Everyone :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 7:37:58 AM  
wanda whitworth said...

just checked out the store...
I need the thong, size 6, the t-shirt size junior med., and the tote, also would like a mug of black coffee fully leaded waiting for me when we meet....LOL...

just my opinion.


Tuesday, July 19, 2005 7:55:15 AM  
Travelin said...

Welcome back Richard,
After just leaving your state a few days ago in 115 degree weather, we are now chilling out in Sedona, AZ. The last stop on my journey with my Grams before heading for home. We cut out a bit due to this excessive heat.
The Grand Canyon was beautiful, and we will explore Sedona today. Grams is still sleeping. Now Sedona is gorgeous. It's a must if you have never been here.
My kids and I are talking about our trip next year. It's called "pick up where Mom left off." I want to go rock climbing in those magnificint cliffs in Yosemitee. Do a little rapelling and some hand gliding off those cliffs. And go do some real exploring in these parks. I didn't venture far from Grams, too hot.
So back to the east coast I go ladies and Richard. My ETA back in Florida should be mid August, I must find a place to live and renew my drivers license before Sept.1st. I can't believe I overlooked that one.
But I am still willing to travel Richard and meet you. I will just be easier to find. Hope all is well with everyone.
Have an awesome day, Carol

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 8:10:08 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...


I thought the Thongs were for the Bachelor Himself, but I guess you're right. What Guy in his right mind would want "a dental floss wedgie". My Mistake!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 8:28:50 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Klew, just got your pictures. You are an extremely beautiful woman. Richard would be glad to meet you, I am sure.

Wanda.....I too was having blog withdrawals. My life had become very boring prior to this adventure.

Travelin - Sedona is just one of the beautiful areas of Arizona. To me coming up with a description of Sedona is Spiritual. I hope you got to see the church built into the side of the mountain and don't forget to go to slide rock. Water is icey cold but so much fun to go sliding down the rocks.

Happy - beauty comes from within. Love, kindness, patience (something I lack), sharing, gentle spirits are things that make up a beautiful person. Please send in your vidoe. Richard said he was even considering handicap women. So he seems to be open minded in that respect. I'm known women and men that are physically beautiful but real hateful, selfish, and abnocious. Hey out do you high-light in blue?

Richard - cute idea to promote. I realize you said you'd answer questions as you see fit, and I love the newsletters with your past travelling experience, but right now I'm pretty focused on the you and me romance. I am willing to drive to California to meet you. Do you have time to meet me? I will know the minute I look into your eyes and talk to you whether you are the man for me. What do you say, I'll pay my own way to come to see you. Name the place and time (please make it a public place). My motto is safety first. LOL

Sorry, but like I said in prior blogs, God forgot to give me patience!

Best Regards Suzanne of Mesa Arizona

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 8:37:28 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...


The question I posed is "How do you high light in the blue color?"

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 8:40:44 AM  
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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 8:47:30 AM  
KLew said...


I was one of the first 118. Probably #2 right behind you!! Hi Happy glad you are back. Everyone talks about grandchildren---I have five and my blog would be so long I couldn't write it all. My five-year old called me and told me there were no "mean people" at Vacation Bible school. Told me a few more stories, said "That is all I have to say" and hung up. We cannot roll around in the sand in the Puget Sound--we would get hypothermia and die!! To many rocks also!! Richard glad you are back!! Carry on.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 8:56:50 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

My grandaughter called last night (4yrs old) was whining and I ask her if she was sad and she said yes and I said why are you sad sweetie pie and she said, I didn't really want to talk to you grandma. LOL - from the mouths of babes. I ask her why she called and she said she only wanted to talk to Dylan (4yrs old) my grandson. Guess I didn't rate that day, only when grandma brings presents.

Glad to hear you sent in your video, I think you have a great chance of meeting our Romancing Roe.

Wonder if Phyl will come back, she was a kick wasn't she.

Best Regards Suzanne

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 9:49:56 AM  
Anonymous said...

Looks like the same old blog to me. Women just chit chatting back forth about things that are of no interest to anyone but themselves. Who wants to read all these blogs numbering as high as 200+++?

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 10:09:00 AM  
kesje de miranda said...

Hi Richard,
I just read one of your nemwsletters in which you gave an idea of how the selection will be. You're only talking about women to meet in the US while the search is open for the whole world. I am living in South America, I haven't sent my video as yet, I wonder if I make a chance?

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 10:41:39 AM  
Belizegial said...

In response to the previous posting from anonymous, this is not simply foolishness or women chit chatting. All who dialogue on this page are interested in richard roe's journey which includes finding out more about those who have applied for a chance to meet with him or those who are weighing their options to do so. for myself, I have enjoyed the wit and wisdom of those who have written in and have enjoyed the sense of community that can be found here.

On this end, we have just dodged a bullet named "Emily" down here in the tropics and consider ourselves lucky to have escaped the eyewall of this major category 4 storm.

all praises to Jah.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 10:48:12 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Belize Gal Where abouts in Belize do you live? Are you a native Belizian? Glad to here you were saved from Emily. A few years back I understand most of the docks especially in Placentia were lost from a Hurricane. It may have been the entire town of Placentia that was destroyed. I have a few friends there.

I travelled thru Abergris Caye, Dangriga, Placentia, Belize, Caye Caulker, up through the capital city Belmopan and San Ignacia. I didn't want to leave. Love the people, love the laid back atmosphere, the ocean is absolutely beautiful, even w/the little thumb size jellyfish. I was in Belize for a month.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 11:03:01 AM  
BikingNut said...

The blog goes on -
Happy - I will trade some of my very muscular thighs and killer calves (biking builds leg muscles) for some of your wit and writing ability. I plan to keep my tight buns as I need them to help perch my princess bottom upon her biking throne. I will not trade my natural blond hair - minus any gray.
Perhaps I should get a "senior bachelorette" shirt for my trip - who knows what might lerk upon a bike somewhere along the Mississippi River.
RR - look forward to more trip journals - I spent nearly three weeks between Malasia and parts of Sumatra with a few days in Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong. It was not enough time - so I also vote for "one for six" -
Biking Princess

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 11:31:15 AM  
Belizegial said...

Suzanne, hi :)

I live in Belize City and am a native Belizean. True, a couple years ago, Placencia Village was almost wiped out by “Iris”, but it has recovered nicely. I went down for Easter holidays and it is back to normal.

You may not believe it, but some of the places you mention having visited in your Belize travels, I have never been to. I am still in the process of discovering my own country and it is wonderful indeed. The farther out you get from Belize City, the more peaceful, quiet and scenic it becomes.

Through the eyes of a child (my 12 year old daughter is learning to scuba dive this summer) I am finding out more about appreciating Belize’s marine wonders. It’s never too late to learn.....

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 11:35:41 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hello everyone, this is my first time, hope it works. Richard, hope you have watched my GREAT tape. I'm volunteering in Yellowstone this summer is it is wonderful. Have you been to the Park? Which I could attach some pictures of the elk, moose and bison. It's a full moon hope to climb to Observation Pt. and watch Old Faithful go off tonight. Take care, Lady in Yellowstone

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 12:17:44 PM  
Jss said...

Lady in Yellowstone, guess I should try to spell check first, but it was my first time. Looks like you have lots of reading to do so I will keep this one short.
Looked at the shop, very nice!!
Watched Old Faithful go off at lunch and answered lots of questions for the visitors. Later, Lady in Yellowstone

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 12:22:47 PM  
Anonymous said...

Howdy Richard.... I like the Bachelor Store, hoping to see some 'shades' too, maybe a Money-Belt and lightweight travelling gear ie: rain jacket...Khaki is my favourite colour for travelling :)
when Tilley
too! I collect Teddy Bears and the soft cuddly white Bachelor Teddy is a plus, the white Senior Bachelorette Thong/Thang :) is a must for the Trousseau :) all good things come to those who wait!!!!! :) Ooops things are gettin' a little too personal too soon :) I bet you had a smile on your face when you decided to promote the Bachelor and Bachelorette Thong/Thang :) One thing is for sure, I will not be wearing the Thong/Thang before my Senior Bachelor becomes my Senior Husband!!!!!! :)
I am giggling like a schoolgirl at this unfoldment taking place...too much :)
'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada
p.s. gettin' to know someone must be a slow progression starting with friendship...courting...etc. Time to bring it back!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 12:24:06 PM  
Anonymous said...


I want to pose a question and maybe this can be saved for the Finalists, but I hope there will be room at some point to express our preferences on travel locations.

For instance the Amazon, Africa and the ranch in New Zealand sound like places that I would really enjoy experiencing. South East Asia, on the other hand, would not be my first choice.

So if this is not complicated enough for you, let me just interject that you may want to get the "chosen seniorbachelorette's" preferences on 1st, 2nd, 3rd choices. With all this effort on all of our parts, we all want to be "Happy Campers"

"one of the Princesses & the Pea"

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 12:42:59 PM  
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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 1:41:23 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Loved the Newsletter Richard!!

But, just when I thought we could narrow down those 600 and 200 applicants to the smaller number of "GI Janes" who have applied.

Now you go and say, those "Princess & the Pea" gals can go, too!!!

Love to all!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 1:49:57 PM  
BlueEyes1947 said...

Hi Richard! Just read your newsletter and thoroughly enjoyed your Dec. 2004 email adventure thru make that area more and more interesting and I don't think I have seen a Rick Steves travel log on SE Asia on far his programs are my way of traveling over the big pond! I'm with you regarding motorbikes so at the Pier of Siem Reap, I would have been hiking it. Besides after a 7 hrs. boat ride I would have to be finding a bush somewhere along the way ... if you know what I mean! Have a good evening! Brenda

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 2:19:58 PM  
onrynurse said...

Hi All, Great News Letter Richard!! Will Check out the Store Later!! Work Calls!!
Wasn't worried about the sleeping arrangements myself, but good to know!!
You are busy Richard!! Glad to hear an update on the Schedule so far!! out of a gal more of a chance......and competition...fabulous!!
Hope all is well.....Linda

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 2:24:19 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Ha, ha! "Princess and the Pea" versus "G.I. Jane"-- very funny!! There is nothing that says we CAN'T go backpacking on any part of the trip. I am merely your humble servant, Ladies. Although, after all of this I may just be looking for a little R&R myself. RR

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 3:12:38 PM  
Anonymous said...

Just read the new Newsletter. I doubt you want everyone on your door step, but I hope you can swing by Colorado on your way to Chicago. Lake in Yellowstone

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 3:14:37 PM  
leslie said...

To Happy, Suzanne, Klew: I really enjoy your inputs here and would love to meet you all!

Happy, when I first talked to my "financial guy" he asked me how much I wanted to leave to my kids. I said, "If there's anything left, they can have it." He said,"Right answer!"

Hi Richard, have you ever seen "The Motorcycle Diaries"? Made me want to take the same trip. I'd love to see how much Spanish I can remember. Adios por ahora. (did I get it right?)

Leslie in VanCan

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 4:26:02 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Richard and Ladies,

Glad to see the blog is back, but agree it was getting out of hand. Not being ugly, but did not want to hear every moment of the day from some.

I guess I missed the Princess and the Pea thing, but I do know the fiary tale.

Happy you are just histerical!

Richard glad to see your interaction, but don't ware yourself out but..since you are here and responding, I have a couple of questions...

Do you like to watch TV at all? If so what is your favorite program?

Do you like parties?

Do you like to dance?

What do your sons think of this endeavor?

The online shop is cute and clever. Hope to see your answers.

Take care!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 4:50:52 PM  
BikingNut said...

Hiking - motor bikes - sounds like my kind of trip -
We rented motor scooters when I was in Sumatra - gears and driving on the wrong side of the road was a bit scary until I figured out which was right and which was left. The Biking Princess can maniputlate more than one kind of bike. One of my definitions for a biking princess is that she can change her own tire but only when absolutely necessary -
Biking Princess

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 4:55:05 PM  
KLew said...

Richard---romance is wonderful and fun and giggling and being silly is apart of that. My main thing is being friends and having respect for each other as human beings. Then romance comes naturally. Like a soft breeze in the hot summer. Then what follows--follows. Now the funny side---me-in a thong grrrrrrrrrrr! I am 62 and have had children. I am fit but as I told you I admit to having a few lumps!! I am cute though!!! We are all cute or whatever on this blog--we have all put ourselves out there for others to comment on. That is ok at my age I know what I am about. If not, then I am in trouble. I entered the adventure because I want to go and see and travel. To know what is beyond the boarders. That is the exciting part. So carry on!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 5:07:44 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard,
Good info and updating in your News Letter. You paint great word pictures. They pinpoint what is important to you, more of what we are getting to like about you..
As you are reading our writings, it becomes apparent that some of us can and are already doing the Princes and GI Jane parts in our daily living. "There is nothing like a Dame" and no mistakes, just opportunities to learn.
1. How does one even count that many replies? Or make a decision? (My choises are usually started with what I don't want, cause I like to test my abilities to work with the rest.)Must be one of the reason why I have been single so long. I can only honestly work with one person at a time. = Back to giving my 100%. If I don't, what would I be saving the unused % for? In giving 100%, I have no regrets because I couldn't have done any better with what I knew at the time.[When Survival became so popular, I was encouraged to try out. I had to so NO because I couldn't do the mind games.]
2. And then there is the weighing out of each total individual. What is really true and what is ommited? We are lucky. WE ONLY HAVE ONE OF YOU. Your history reveals quality and direction. Thank you for BEING. Those applying now have more info to work with then us May People. "What will be,will be." Talking about revealing, I am wondering why more haven't filled out their profiles on the blog. You or I can click on the names and get an Bio right there. No postage needed. An instant way for us to answer some of your questions!Just wondering????
I'm reminded that by the time some people decide it is wise to watch their step, they aren't going anywhere.
Richard,I hope my package was one of the 10 you got today. Think I'll ck it's delivery.
Ladies, I hope I get to meet you through the profiles. That is where we will find "Likes" attracting and learn from each other.
:-) Mary Rose

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 5:32:22 PM  
quadripples said...

Hi Richard and girls (I love being called a girl at my age, well most of the time)
Haven't sent in a video yet, but the more I read your newsletters Richard, the more I am tempted to do so. Sounds like it is going to be a fun time, and a relaxing time, something I am sure we all can use.
Didn't think that there would be anything but separate bedrooms. I'm glad you were up front about it.
I liked it when you said that you do not make reservations in advance. It seems that most of my time is scheduled time, gotta be here, gotta be there, sure could use something different once in a while.
I have never traveled to any of the places on the itinerary,but I will be traveling to some of them by the WEB, checking them out for now.
I did visit the store, it does have some items that I do really like.
Until next time . . . .

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 6:02:32 PM  
neva said...

Great Newsletter!

I like the store concept. Some of the items leave a little to be desired, however! Would like to know what kind of success and/or headaches you get from it after 6 months or so.

My grandson (age 7) from the US east coast, just called to say "I am coming to visit so get ready."

This means I will be out of the blog-o-sphere from July 25--September 5 so that I can spend time with him and his family and later participate in a retreat.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 6:11:46 PM  
happy said...

to Richard R, SB

Well of course, I've got more'n this to say, but before someone else says THIS I just want to say: I'm laid back, low-maintenance, and even-keeled (or over-keeled, depending on your viewpoint. :) I am R & R personified!!!

So--book NZ with its sloooow, lazy sheep last and take moi. We could just spend a month "Talking Happy Talk" ( & "Richard Talk"!) and you could come home already completely rested!! Fresh for Harpo or whoever. [Now THERE'S romance for you!] Ciao :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 6:16:38 PM  
KLew said...

Richard---I have to ask Mary a question---this is not about the adventure, this is how does a person leave information on the
bio. I checked yours out. Wonderful picture. Again Richard this is a wonderful way for women with like interests to meet. Thank you for bearing with us.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 6:24:19 PM  
Mary R said...

Hi Klew, Setting up a profile is just accomplished by completing your Blogger file. You will also need to download Picasa And Hello for pictures. My e-mail is listed on mine if you need more help. Richard's Blog is not the place for me to get into tech stuff.
Mary R

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 6:42:21 PM  
mod317 said...

Well, since no one has mentioned it, I want to know why the "Sr Bachelor" sweatshirt is $26.99 but the Bachelorette's is $520.99? Same for Hoodie (29.99 to 524.99) & camisole (21.99 to 515.99) [look under "view produce by type"]. Typo I presume/hope!
Also, is it ok for us to offer suggestions for adding some pizzazz to your logo?

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 7:29:14 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hola to all!!
Fun to have every one back on board .........note: sp NOT bored!!
There will most definately be serious Blog withdrawl come the end of Sept!!! See what we can do about that....... eh???
Hey about a Senior Bachelorette Bikini?? perhaps a travel/gym bag?? Tote bag?? a lisence plate??
All suggestions just for just never know!!
Oh yeah.....and what about a bracelet like Lance Armstrong's pink wristlet, we could have a Senior bachelorette bracelet all of our own...let the world know who the heck we are! The world is our oyster and WE dare to dream!!
Thanks for listening and more importantly for hearing Richard, welcome back...kudos!!!
A demain et bon nuit a tous
from La Belle Province xox...good to be back in action where we all belong!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 8:02:09 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey to Mod317,
Perhpas the items (sweatshirts etc) are more $$$$ because the price includes the contents,
after all we are such an invaluable commodity!!
Whaddya think??
Ciao xox

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 8:09:30 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Don't women have to pay more for dry cleaning and other things?! Sorry for the pricing goof. However, maybe if you purchase the women's sweatshirt at the other price I can throw in dinner. You Ladies are way too sharp... It's going to be a heck of a trip! RR

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 8:14:54 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Bonsoir Richar,
IF we were to purchase a sweatshirt......THAT would of course be dinner accompanied by a very FINE wine et toi, n'est pas??
We are so worth it, each and very one!!
Encore...... Bon niut xox

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 8:22:51 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

ooops!!!..pls forgive type o
RICHARD, one would think I could at least spell yr name by now!!
C'est la vie!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 8:35:07 PM  
Magda said...

Hi Richard. Guess I got caught in the blog "shutdown" on my first try. So I emailed you.... Like Anonymous, South East Asia would not be my first choice. While singing on tour years ago, I was in singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan in January & February. So I know about the "steaminess," in both senses of the word, as we visited the red light and whatever-else-strikes-your-fancy district on Bugis Street in Singapore. I have the proof in my photo album. Here's hoping I'm the one and also that the trip is 1 for 6. Would love loads of time to have fun, fun, fun and for getting acquainted. Glad you stated sleeping arrangements. I never thought for a moment that sleeping arrangements would be other than separate--the only way I would travel. Even though I'm far from prudish!!!:) I'm sure you're a gentleman. I've been dreaming of travel again with lots of time to be spontaneous and and explorative. This entire idea is great fun. Wish you the best.

Magda from Santa Fe

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 9:11:34 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

I didn't get the latest newsletter. Everyone is talking about it and I don't have :>(

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 9:14:50 PM  
Anonymous said...

Loved the online store...maybe you could add some other taglines like..."Senor Bachelor/Bachelorettes...Over the hill my foot!" I'd like to see a hat that's a little more feminine.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 9:17:52 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

Hola to all bloggers and Richard,

Whew, have been waiting with baited breath for the blog site to be reinstated and now that it has I am so relieved.

Happy....welcome back, to be sure. Hope the vaca was super good.

Spent the entire day swimming. My face hurts from too much sun.

Richad Darlink, I had my video ready to ship out, decided to review the video in an adapter, in my video player. Adapter ate the frustrating. I will try again.

I do hope that I can make the deadline of September 6th!!!!

Richard hope that you were able to rest a bit while the blog site was down.

Hope Ya'all have a most restful evening. I'm a wreak after swimming all day.

Like all the rest of the women on this site Richard I would absolutely be thrilled to meet you in person. Curious to see if YOU meet my expectations (grin). I truly doubt that we shall ever happen the numbers are against us, I fear.

Oh, BTW.....I DON'T wear a size 6 thong. I don't particularly like wearing thongs, only when I have to due to the outfit I might be wearing. Just some Debby Eddy trivia.

I like the idea of separate rooms while traveling. Gives everyone their own space. Time to write in a journal, bathe, reflect, and prepare for the next day of adventure.

Also, there is a bit intrigue involved in that, discipline too!!!!

Bye-bye Richard.....Deb Eddy

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 9:32:22 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...


You know I agree with you, the thong thangie days and I have left the building. LOL

LESLIE Thank you for the compliment on enjoying my blogs. You know I think all of the women that join in here are looking for the same thing. We have a void in our life, sometimes loniless is too much. Yes we all seem to have wonderful families, but it's not the same. My family is extremely important to me, but I still feel lonesome sometimes. I dream about being the nice lady Richard chooses, but none the less none of us shall be losers, because we have this wonderful opportunity to meet each other. If you scroll up you can retrieve my email and write to me anytime. It would be my pleasure to make friends with you.

WHINE WHINE WHINE RICHARD I still haven't gotten the new newsletter.

Suzanne of Mesa Arizona

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 9:50:01 PM  
AuburnMichelle said...

Regarding Belize
I have travelled throughout Belize as well and found it beautiful, and incredibly diverse (everything from the food, scenery and wonderful people).
I attended a wedding of friends at the Pelican Beach Inn just out of Dandriga.
People came from all over the world for the wedding, boy they are a hardy lot! It was at sunrise. The steel drums and party started immediately afterwards.
If you want Myan ruins, great diving on the world's second largest barrior reef, rain forest and lots of cayes (islands) you should check it out. You will find it in Central America, just east of Guatamala.
Travelling is the best!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 10:01:32 PM  
Anonymous said...

Very informative newsletter..also can positively say, backpacking, motorbikes, people everywhere, iffy acommodations, etc. sounds like fun to me. Can't wait to witness that first hand. I like the idea of 6 women each sharing a one month adventure with you instead of just one woman for 6 months.....ultimately, once "that special someone" emerges (should that happen of course), there will be adventures to last a lifetime. Ciao, KJS

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 11:08:22 PM  
Adventurous said...

Good Evening Richard, and all the Senior Bachelorettes.

Richard I read the Newsletter over and over. It read like an artist painting a picture. You turly feel the beauty of the country and its people. There was insite and understanding.

When I thought of your 'pink pants' All that was missing was Pat Boones white shoes.(smiling)

Question: Would you strongly give consideration to travel with (6)women,in the US that sent only, bio's/letters,and pictures?

If you do, I have my places already picked out. Don't be hasty. You just might miss your lost rib(a big smile)

If there is no mutul connection,it would be nice, to travel with someone who is an informed and fun to be with traveler. And we never know what destiny hold.

Be the turtle,take it slow and easy. Don't be so quick to rest in the shade.(smiling again)Really glad to have you back to talk too.

Oh!What will the ladies do about the visas for seperate countries?
Later! 'Dallas Queen' I have everything in action, but yet time to consider difinitely. My kid's say I think too much. By!It is 1:25 pm.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 11:27:56 PM  
SuzyTwoTablets said...

Love your gusto! Seems that age is not your barrier.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 12:51:49 AM  
Kathy said...

Richard, you have not mentioned anything about Europe. Have you thought about England, Italy, Monte Carlo, Cannes, Greece?

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 3:42:23 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

G'day Richard,
An important couple of items:
1) I believe there is a window of time that must be allowed for all the immunizations required for travel to Asia etc. Having just returned I have had all mine, so I am ready!!!, but it would be important that others should know in order to be prepared.
2) Also passports must be valid for 6 months from the date of entry into some countries ie Thailand, also a good thing for all to know.
Have a good one
a la prochain from La Belle Province xox

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 5:37:43 AM  
ladejag said...

Good Morning Richard,

Your newsletter is great as always and sounds like trips I have relished, but I was dismayed to hear no backpacking at all on this upcoming trip. I am surprised; also I wonder if it is to be a cushy American type trip rather than the exciting adventurous kind most Americans don't ever get a chance to do that I love so much--exploring out of the way places like you mention in Cambodia, Laos, and Burma? Don't get me wrong the palace in Monaco sounds awesome but a combination of the two sounds even more divine.
Just curious-patiently waiting to meet you face-to-face I remain ladejag...

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 7:16:26 AM  
onrynurse said...

I bet you will need some R&R after all this!!
I love the Peanuts cartoons...I am know as Lucy in my circle....Psychiatric help 5 cents..
You might need a little of that,too. HAAAAA

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 7:35:40 AM  
happy said...

to RR & all bloggers

My plagarized 2 cents worth to remember during all our future travels...

A group of grade schoolers decided these were the "7 Wonders of the World": Taj Mahal, Pyramids, Grand Canyon, Panama Canal, Empire State Building, St. Peter's Basilica, & the Great Wall of China.

Except for one little girl who expresses my own heart-felt opinions and who already was "thinking outside the box". She said "there were so many, but this is my list of the best 7 Wonders of the World": to see, to hear, to touch, to taste, to feel, to laugh and to love.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 8:37:26 AM  
wanda whitworth said...

Good Morning,
And How Are this Beautiful Morning?
I have finally recevieved the News Letter and just finished reading about yet another wonderful adventure! The only thing I can think of that would have made this even more exciting would have been for me to be there, :) This is My kind of go.. except I promise I would give you a ride on a motor bike and not buck you off!! I would go SLOW lol :)no really, I do have a lot of experience on riding.. Thank You for Sharing! you really do have a wonderful way with words. Your descriptive beauty
was outstanding! Okay.. enough of
that for now..
your head might get big. lol
so you have been a busy man..
Happy: what do ya think? does he have time for us? If we get our stuff sent in, would we be to much for him? I mean as far as keeping his hands full? what did you think? come on now we are suppose to keep it clean now!! lol
Cathy: how are ya girl? are you gettin your stuff together? huh? me? yep!! it is in the envelope..
I am afraid it will give Richard a coranary when he receives it.. lol
(cause it has dust all over it, it has been ready for awhile, I just am procrastinating again). lol..
I am scared now though, there are so many ahead of me.. mine will be lost in the shuffle, cause, well you know, I am just one of those plain G.I. jane types, from poe dunk Montana, where nobody goes.. do you know the song? oops.. better knock it off, and close for now, I have other things I need to get done.
Richard, Don't forget to take a break once in a while and stretch, go for a walk, think aloud if you have too but always stop and smell the roses.
Have a Wonderful Day,

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 8:48:43 AM  
leslie said...

Hi Richard, I like the store idea but don't know if we here in Canada can access it. Would there be any problem ordering? I really like the idea someone mentioned about a pink bracelet to identify us. Also, a more feminine hat-maybe something with a brim all around but not "old-lady-like."

BTW, I have never and never will wear a thong - ladies, surely they remind you of something. :(

SUZANNE: I have forwarded Richard's latest newsletter to you.

We finally have summer here with lovely sunny mid-20s weather (oh, mid-70s to you Americans) Off to enjoy it. Later...

Leslie in VanCan

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 11:35:53 AM  
Anonymous said...

to leslie in VanCan

Danged funny!! yep--the thong thang does remind. LOL

I'll trade weather with you--you can 'practice' for the heated up places RR wants to go. We are broiling in our own sweat here 100 w/ heat index up to 106 F. (that's about 40-ish C.I think -

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 12:11:25 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Thank You To the nice lady who forwarded me copies of two of the last newsletters. Don't know why I'm not receiving them.

One of the best quotes I know of and the one that impresses me deeply:

Love is patient & kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all thing, endure all things. 1 Corinthians 13.4

Richard I love to read about your travels. The lady who mentioned your words paint a beautiful picture was so right. You know the best way to learn about a culture is to become them. I like to travel like the natives. When in Belize, that's how I traveled. Most all the places I stayed were frequented by backpackers. For some reason we assume that these places would be dirty. They were cleaner than the pricey hotels, we had everything we needed, including great books to read while sitting on the beach and some people don't realize that Belize has purified tap water you can drink.

One of the mainstays of Cambodia is a grilled fresh water fish, with a nutty sauce wrapped in spinach. WOW how healthy is that.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 12:15:08 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Thank you as well for forwarding newsletter, I'll be writing back in just a second.
Best Regards Suzanne is my name from Mesa Arizona :>)

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 12:22:41 PM  
Mary R said...

Good Morning Richard,
I know that M.S. signed for my Video.,etc @11:56 yesterday so at least you have current pictures of Mary Rose, part of my background and thinking. I forgot, until I saw your "Numbers" about the Parade of us before you(I am not meaning that to be neg. I just don't know another word except preview or auditioning). Anyway it so reminded me of the dream I have had since the LONE RANGER first hit TV. I have ALWAYS wanted to ride in the Rose Bowl with my Male partner and also gallop the beaches at sunrise and sunset, then walk with my partner hand in hand---.I will remain single until I get to do that because I know it is not an impossible dream. I have everything but the male partner. You would look so handsome on my other horse. He is huge, solid black,and even better looking than Casper. Excuse me , Ladies, but the thought of Richard in that picture with me is spectacular! Another meaningful, award winning Love Story, for us, our families and inspiration for those hanging on just a little longer for their dreams to develope.
I will try to publish this under my name and profile, but if I can't get it done, I just had to say it.
My Mom always told me, "When the time is right the apple will fall." Mary Rose

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 1:05:26 PM  
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Wednesday, July 20, 2005 1:05:29 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

HAPPY The 7 wonders of the world was so simply stated by a 7 year old. Kids do say the most amazing things. With those wonderful gifts given to almost all of us, free of charge. The most beautiful things in life are free aren't they?

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 1:09:12 PM  
leslie said...

Richard, currently I'm reading "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel, which begins in India. The following just made me stop and read it over and over again. Hope you appreciate it, too.

"One such time I left town and on my way back, at a point where the land was high and I could see the sea to my left and down the road a long ways, I suddenly felt I was in heaven. The spot was in fact no different from when I had passed it not long before, but my way of seeing it had changed. The feeling, a paradoxical mix of pulsing energy and profound peace, was intense and blissful. Whereas before the road, the sea, the trees, the air, the sun all spoke differently to me, now they spoke one language of unity...Every element lived in harmonious relation with its neighbour, and all was kith and kin. I knelt a mortal, I arose an immortal. I felt like the centre of a small circle coinciding with the centre of a much larger one."

SUZANNE: those verses are special to me as they were part of my wedding ceremony - oh so long ago! Thanks for sharing.

All for now,

Leslie in VanCan

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 2:41:42 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Bonjour Richard and fellow Bloggetes,
This morning I had suggested a bracelet (similar to Lance Armstrong's) for Senior Bachelorettes....after having spent a most fascinating and wonderful day with my 83 year young Mom (twas her birthday)I had a fabulous aha/lightbulb moment........the bracelet should be PURPLE! Please read on and let me know what y'all think:

The Purple Hat

At 3, she looks a therself and sees a queen

At 8, she looks a therself and sees Cinderella

At 15, she looks at herself and sees an ugly sister

At 20, she looks at herself and sees too fat/too thin, too short/ too tall, too straight/too curly, but she decides she is going out anyway

At 30 she looks at herself and sees too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly, but decides she doesn't have time to fix it so she goes out anyway

At 40, she sees "clean" and goes out anyway

At 50, she sees "I am" and goes wherever she wants to go

At 60, she sees herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't see themselves in the mirror anymore, goes out and conquers the world

At 70, She looks at herself and sees wisdaom, laughter and ability, goes out and enjoys herself

At 80 She doesn't bother to look at herself, just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world

Don't you love it?? The thing is we don't have to wait until we are 80.....we should wear purple (braclelt) now and celebrate!! Ah yes....also... purple is the colour of power.....yah!!

One last idea ........I promise.....perhaps a percentage of the profits could go towards a single mothers group, a women's shelter for abused and battered women or.... any other ideas?? This could work brilliantly and altruistically as we have such a captive audience!!!
Maybe just dreaming in techna colour....but I dare to dream!!
A la prochain xox

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 3:01:56 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey Leslie,
I just read your blog and you will never believe!!!:
Yann Martel is a good friend of mine. I coordinated Palliative Care Volunteers at two University Hospitals and he was one of the 100 or so incredible human beings that I had the priviledge of working with. He is as remarkable as his book...will tell him you enjoyed it!!
Incerdible, but true......such a small world, 6 degrees of separation!
Ciao xox

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 3:08:26 PM  
Mary R said...

I might even go shopping, even though it is not one of my things, if I knew some of your proceeds were going to a charity, Preferably abused women related.
Sincerely, Mary Rose.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 3:10:45 PM  
Mary R said...

Part of your "Shop" money to Charity. That is by far the BEST thing to come from this blog sight so far.
Good numbers to keep us up with would be the
"$" donater to ______.
You already have millions of people watching you. A lot of them have been survivors or still need help.
No this would not decrease your work load, but it certainly could change more lives and be amoung one of the most important accomplishments in your life. You already know a lot of us who are ready, willing and able to help.
Sincerely, Mary Rose

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 3:36:59 PM  
DeeBee said...

Glad the blog is back! But agree, we need to keep it short and relevant.
Read about separate rooms!BUMMER!
If you are anywhere as good as you look on paper, and not using Robert Redford's body double, I was thinking a little cuddle at night with a warm body would be a perk of the trip. Give me a little hope, will the rooms at least be ajoining?

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 3:39:56 PM  
deebee said...

Don't want anyone to get upset-I was just kidding

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 3:57:27 PM  
deebee said...

Don't want anyone to get upset-I was just kidding

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 3:57:49 PM  
deebee said...

Don't want anyone to get upset-I was just kidding

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 3:58:07 PM  
deebee said...

Don't want anyone to get upset-I was just kidding

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 3:58:22 PM  
Anonymous said...


Why would your comment upset anyone. Healthy attitude towards life :)

You're probably just apprehensive of the 'blog' police!

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 4:05:10 PM  
Belizegial said...

Richard and fellow bloggers, hope your day has been productive thus far. Here's some mighty fine advice I came across today:

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR. When you say, I love you, mean it

FIVE. When you say, I'm sorry, look the person in the eye.

SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dream. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

TEN... In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, Why do you want to know?

FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN. Say bless you when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson

SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

TWENTY-ONE. Spend some time alone.

BTW, I found out how to update my profile today. Took some tinkering around but I managed it without any help from my computer assistant. Have a good evening y'all

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 4:51:18 PM  
happy said...

to beliezgal

I'm all for bon mots, and totally believe #2. As for #5 - a pathological liar can do that. And tell me # 6 doesn't contradict #7?! Why spend 6 months "wondering & waiting" if, indeed, you DO believe in love at first sight? #13 is such an opposite-sex tactic - poor guys, [sigh :)] for #15-"Gesundheit!" is more direct but if I don't say it & that's my biggest blunder of the day, I got no worries, IMO.

Are you there Polizei? Other bloggers? I'm open. Too critical or does it stand?

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 5:27:11 PM  
soft_rain said...

Hi there Richard

Just a simple Hello

from me to you.

Have a great evening.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 5:43:16 PM  
soft_rain said...


Romance such an exciting word,dont you think?

OOUUU!!! Romance&Adventure
bestill my heart.

I must confess...I have forgotten how this is done.

To flirt or not to flirt.

How does a seniour flirt?

I dont get the girls gone wild of today!

Thinking back I guess we each had our speacil ways......

Hmmmm...mine was?
YES! I remember!!!

Without a word I could look at a man straight in the eyes and make him Blush!!!!

YES! I remember those days and now I think I will sit here a while and contemplate yester year.

How Sweet it is....

Thanks Richard for waking this Sleeping Beauty.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 7:26:49 PM  
deebee said...

live on a lake and the moon is beautiful tonight-it is not having too much effect on the dog

I will try to enter this only once

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 7:30:43 PM  
Anonymous said...

hello richard
great idea to have two rooms one room for our luggage and the other room for us. i am not sure if you noticed my last blog but i am still wondering exactly what you are looking for are you wanting a friend, companion or lover? i would like to suggest that you put some email addresses and names in a hat and have a draw for one lady or more to meet you. this would be a very unique way to meet.
ps you should sell pictures of yourself and give the proceeds to a charity of your choice

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 7:38:36 PM  
Unknown said...

ho hum ---yaawn---is it just me, or is the blog getting bogged---

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 7:47:29 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Hi Ladies,

Busy day. Thanks for the suggestions for the shop. All will be considered. Took a break and played some volleyball today- blazing hot day on the sand. From the looks of it not as hot as elsewhere. Someone asked about Europe. As the travel is going to start in November I want to stay in warmer climates. Warm water swimming and the like. Good night. RR

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 9:40:04 PM  
Anonymous said...

Howdy Richard!
My Son and his ladyfriend took me out to a movie tonite and surprised me with a gift! A book called The Atlantis Encyclopedia compiled by Frank Joseph, Author of The Destruction Of Atlantis. My Son Trevor and I are absolutely fascinated by Atlantis and can spend hours talking about my dreams/visions pertaining to that so-called Lost Continent. There is a romantic, mysterious story to Atlantis that I have dreamt of many many times, it involves a Lost Love of mine during that incarnation and we vowed to meet again to complete our Karma together. When I saw Titanic it brought back a flood of memories(pun intended:) I felt that James Cameron was wise in using a love story as an integral part of the movie. I am waiting for Atlantis to grace the silver screen with all its splendour, flower gardens,
waterfalls, temples, irredescent colours, flowing garments and of course a LOVE STORY!
Who knows Richard your search may just be an ancient memory that has invoked your longing for a love you once knew many eons ago, you will know and recognise her when you see her, it will feel as though you have never been apart, for true love is eternal!
Something is surely stirring in your Soul and you dare to make it known, that in itself is highly commendable!
'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette :)
Toronto Canada

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 10:20:35 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Richard and Ladies: I loved the newletter and the story about Cambodia-all of the people and no stop signs or stoplights....Sounds alot like China.....I have often thought that if we all lived by the 'Golden Rule' we wouldn't need so many signs and rules in life..

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 11:02:59 PM  
California bloggette said...

Good evening Richard, I thoroughly enjoy your newsletters and have to agree with mary r: "you paint great word pictures",feels almost as if we were there too. I recently traveled to China and sent back e-mails detailing my travels to family and friends but never thought to write it all down for myself or e-mail it to myself for that matter.
canadian bloggette:
I love the purple bracelet idea!!! My mother celebrated her 84th birthday last month and, by the way, purple is her favorite color. I for one would buy a slew of them to pass out to family and friends and will feel good knowing that the proceeds will be going to a good cause because I'm sure RR and his staff will seriously consider this great idea...
There are quite a few anonymous bloggers responding so I am using a new name (I've only blogged once before as anonymous)
To all of the ladies...I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments and want you to know that I think you are all amazing! RR certainly has his work cut out...
Good night, it's late and I've been up since 5am.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 11:07:41 PM  
Anonymous said...

Happy and myself!!!Shhhh!!!

And I know you and I both do not do this well. The quite thing!!

But, if you will remember last week, references to the AKA "Fart" cause Richard a lot of work, deleting. I will try to be ignore> Thanks,

Thursday, July 21, 2005 6:19:06 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Sorry Richard,

You'll have to delete me again, because I forgot to tell Happy who I was.

The Brilliant one in Carolina, Cathy

Thursday, July 21, 2005 6:21:46 AM  
deebee said...

Richard and Ladies
Must leave the blog for a few days, I am going to my highschool reunion-I know it will take me several hours to catch up when I return-in the interest of saving my poor neck -try to keep the comments short!

Thursday, July 21, 2005 6:33:15 AM  
onrynurse said...

Morning all,
Glad you got out and enjoyed the evening, Richard!!
Gotta chk out the Store....looks like it made a hit!!
Warmer climates in winter sounds great to me!! Esp. coming from Nebraska!!

Thursday, July 21, 2005 7:18:57 AM  
happy said...

to CathyinCarolina

oooooops! Thanks for the heads up--by the time I caught up on reading my missed week of blogs, the site was shut down & I didn't know why--just assumed it was due to the storming by the envious one. Didn't know it was due to Olde English words. What else did I miss - if you can tell me?

to Richard

Ignorance is no excuse. Truly crass of me. My sincere apologies to you and the bloggers.

I will repeat my deleted (clean) quote, however - since it is, especially to me, now fortuitously all the more appropriate. :)

"Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement."

Thursday, July 21, 2005 7:23:02 AM  
Experienced said...

Dear Great Deleter,
References to a person you dislike should not be reason for deleting.

Thursday, July 21, 2005 7:52:56 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...

To Happy and any other Bloggers who want to talk via e-mail:

I am

Richard will be glad I am posting this for obvious reasons, like you Happy I have never been short on words. Although like the Biking Princess, I will trade my Brilliant Business ideas for your articulate manner.
Be talking to you, Cath

Thursday, July 21, 2005 7:56:59 AM  
happy said...

to experienced
Presumably it was not my obvious dislike, but my overly descriptive Olde English which deleted me. I'm older (OH NO!) and wiser now. (Never too late to learn.)

to cathyincarolina
OK --lets see, I've got Biking's thunder thighs (now to get her to part with that naturally blonde hair) and your Business ideas...Anyone else want to trade a body part for some might-get-you-in-trouble-ghost-writing? Ha. Oh well. Now to work on being short on words. Less is more. Sometimes. 85 word limit?

Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:17:13 AM  
Experienced said...

to Happy

I was referring to my post that happened to be addressed to the Fart even though still focusing on romance and adventure. I also happen to love Old English :)

Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:28:56 AM  
BDNC said...

Woooooo Hoooooooo! Blog is back!
I know i'm a bit late but what the HEY! wwwooooooo hoooooo
To all bloggers: I hope your days are as bright as mine

To Happy
Glad to have you back and I'm glad you like the word "cuffufle" :-)

I would love to chit chat with you all but i'm off to do some girlie stuff with girlfriends. YaaaaaHooooo

To Richard:
what are the things that we can and can't blog about? a lot of questions and comments from bloggers that had been deleted and don't know why.

You all have a great day!

Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:33:03 AM  
travelin said...

Hello everyone from Albuquerue, NM,
Thank you suzannefrommesa, The chapel was so serene. Just what I needed after the length of this trip. Such peace washed over me. I always love to look at places of worship wherever I travel. So do my children.
I didn't get my newsletter either again. I even tried to pull it up off the site and couldn't get it. I did look at the store.
Sorry Richard, even at 46 I am not into dental floss. I did find the bear cute, but I have my own "Bo Bear" with me. Grams keeps laughing about his antics. My best friend sent him to me in Frebruary when some tests came back bad, and when I put everything in storage he landed in the car. My cousins daughter named him. So I take crazy pictures of him with Grams and make her laugh. Like the bear wearing glasses with a map in his lap. It's been a long trip, and I have a wicked sence of humor.
Wanda my thoughts and prayers are with you, as with everyone else. Are we having fun yet?
Have an awesome day everyone, i need to go see if my car is done having my tires rotated, oil change again, fluid check. Real life chores while on the road.
Richard hot sand hurts ones feet. Wear flip flops during the hottest part of the day. It's nice to know it's even HOT whereyou are too. I have been a beach girl my whole life, even I wear flip flops during the hottest months in Florida.

Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:33:23 AM  
happy said...

to bdnc and Richard
Life's just a cuffufle isn't it! :)I too would like to know what specific exclusions are here. I missed that day of school. excuse excuse

to experienced
oh--I see. Maybe the Olde English word is cuffufle! LOL (I used to love to translate Chaucer...almost pathetic for a high school sophomore, isn't it?! :)

Thursday, July 21, 2005 9:01:39 AM  
wanda whitworth said...

Well Good Morning Everyone!!
Good for you Richard..sand and sun
sounds like fun!
out here, (in Montana) we were on the boat til the sun went down, it was 92 yesterday and promises to be just as nice today..

Thank you Travelin, for your kind words,

you had said you've taken the time to meet a couple of ladies,
1. Did these ladies apply to the seniorbachelor?
2. What type of meeting was it?
3. Where was the meeting?

Have a Wonderful Day,

Thursday, July 21, 2005 9:11:03 AM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard and Ladies,
Today I am reminded that no dream comes true until we wake up and go to work.
Ladies, a convenient way to converse is by creating and publishing your own blogs even with pictures. Interested parties can click on your name,ie., Mary R, and get your whole profile or whatever you want them to have and related pictures from your blogs just like Richard does. You will even have yourown direct blog address, if you don't want to go through Richards. Comments there are still open to whom clicks the button to get there & is really is interested in YOUR subject, personal travels, families, etc. You are the delete squad on your own site.
Some girls can't take a joke, but others prefer one to no husband at all.
I am off to enjoy a day I haven't experienced yet.
:-) Mary Rose

Thursday, July 21, 2005 9:58:34 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Good Afternoon Richard/Ladies

Well I thought I was playing by "Richard's Rules" - but I didn't get any of the questions answered in here or the newsletter, just one itsey, bitsey thing and that is he has received 600 videos so far, that's sure to triple before the end of this venture.

Thought for the Day:
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is LOVE" SOPHOCLES

Thursday, July 21, 2005 11:52:59 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Wanda Yes Richard has met a couple of ladies that live close to him in California. There was a news article written regarding an interview. I think the daughter contacted him and he agreed to meet the lady, nothing wrong with that, after all he is doing what he needs to do to find that special someone. You'll see I've offered to drive to California and meet up with him, but he did not respond, so I guess.........

Thursday, July 21, 2005 11:56:42 AM  
Experienced said...

To Mary R.
"Some girls can't take a joke, but others prefer one to no husband at all."
Put me down for "no joke."

To Happy
I'm always glad to cufufle with the right person. :)

Those of you who are in NY and 30-35yrs might like to check a nice guy spending $20,000.00 on a billboard looking for a mate He was on The View today.

Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:40:44 PM  
Anonymous said...

Mr. Roe,

May I please ask what is the purpose of you actually selling items fo yourself? You are obviously quite wealthy, so what is the interest of making money of what is supposed to be romatic for some?

Or are you technically just wanting a travel partner?

Thank you.

Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:55:10 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

The shop, and information about dating services, were IN RESPONSE from many, many newsletter readers who suggested I do this. I will continue to put travelstories/advice and any other thing that I feel important in the Newsletters. When I believe there are reasonable suggestions, like the two I just mentioned, I will try to accomodate those suggestions.

Thursday, July 21, 2005 2:12:36 PM  
BikingNut said...

Richard -
How about a this for a logo for the Bachlelorlette Shop -

MEN,coffee, chocolate
the RICHER the better

(Not my orginal)

Biking Princess

Thursday, July 21, 2005 4:00:27 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...


How about this

Men, coffee, chocolate
the Richard the better


Thursday, July 21, 2005 4:40:03 PM  
leslie said...

Hi everyone: Well, our weather is now GREAT! Almost reached 30C today so I'm glad my patio is covered and all shaded.

to Canadian Bloggette: Wow, you're right about the 6 degrees! By all means, tell Yann that I'm enthralled by his story - can't put it down and will likely finish it tonight.

If any of you would like to contact me, I can be reached at
I'm open to making new friends and would love to show you around my beautiful city of Vancouver.

Suzanne: LOVE your "Richard the better."

RICHARD, hope you're having a lovely day. We have 2 beach volleyball nets up at my local beach (Centennial)and I'd love to volley with you.

Leslie in VanCan

Thursday, July 21, 2005 5:24:02 PM  
quadripples said...

Hi everyone! I enjoy reading all the comments, I'm pretty tired tonight, won't say much, but I do want to ask a question. Richard, how many languages do you speak, and write? I will be awaiting your answer. Until next time. . .

Thursday, July 21, 2005 6:08:17 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...


We've had 19 people die in our heat wave in Arizona. It's horrid here. Although I love the Arizona desert and we only have 3 months of bad weather Jun, Jul & Aug are horrible here. Can't wait to get through this

Can I come and visit you wow 30 degrees, now where'd I put my longjohns?

Thursday, July 21, 2005 7:38:56 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...


Just to let you know I'm paying attention here.

Answer to question of the day: 1959 Shubert Theatre, BoB Merrill wrote the lyrics to the musical. I think Walter Pigeon, Eileen Herlie and Jackie Gleason stared in the musical.

Gosh they sure don't make musicals like that anymore do they?

What was on your heart when you ask that question anyway?

Thursday, July 21, 2005 7:55:40 PM  
Cameolew said...

Hello Richard! What a great opportunity you have given to ladies. I wonder if more men of means will continue in your footsteps. I would love to join you anywhere, but I am 3 years too young (that sounds great!). You do sound like a great guy and I would love to have companionship like you are offering. Right now, I cannot, but next year, perhaps. Hey, if nothing works out for you...let me know!

Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:01:36 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Hey!!!! Is anyone still up on the EAST COAST???? Maybe those West Coast Folks will check the Blog before going to Rest!!!

Happy????? Are you still awake????

I'm having some Brilliant Marketing Ideas.......

Surely, you are up Richard......

You know you will get all the credit for coming up with this..........They'll say it's another MONEY MAKING SCHEME!!!

The SENIOR BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE CRUISE!!!!!!Timed perfectly to meet you and the "GI Jane" of your choice at a South American port city!!!!!

We'll meet everyone from the Blogg,
We'll sell enough of the Novalites from on-line store to sponsor some disadvantage bachlorette........ or we will find enough Old Rich Geezer's to take us all!!!

It's Brilliant Suzanne....... and I have figured out the logistics of What happens if we book on the Cruise and then get chosen to Trek back into the Amazon Rain Forest and sleep with the SNAKES.

We can give our space to the disadvantaged Bachelorette!!!!

I told you it was Brilliant!!!!

Get Busy Ladies, I already have 3 guy friends who want to come on this cruise and one wants to pay some ladies way.

Inventory those guys that you have loved for years, but can't stand that one little thing about them. They just might like this Dizzy Blonde from North Carolina.

Promoting Love and Romance for all ages......especially our ages!!!!

I'll give you tonight to sleep on it!!!Nite!!!Nite

Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:36:59 PM  
leslie said...

Suzanne: I guess to you 30C would be absolute heaven! Let's see, that would be close to 90ishF. Actually, Vancouver's nickname is "Lotusland" as it lies in an area surrounded by the mountains and is right by the sea. We seldom have snow or horrendous heat waves and winter is more like an extended Fall. People say our climate is similar to that of San Francisco, believe it or not, but without all the fog. Now back to my lovely patio to read.

Leslie in VanCan

Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:41:03 PM  
leslie said...

cathyincarolina: just caught your latest blog with your ideas re cruise. Let me tell you, "ah ain't sleepin' wid no snakes!" Amazon OUT! But LOVE the cruise idea. Scroll back up to see how to contact me. Would love to chat elsewhere.

Leslie in VanCan

Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:46:04 PM  
happy said...

to suzanne mesa arizona
Heat must be horrific!! truly HOT! I'm willing to bet you'd suffer tremendously if you were instantaneously plunked down in Philty-by-darn-delphia PA, or in Baltimore when it's 96 and the humidity is 84%!!! & NO wind! Unbreatheable!!

I had an LP :) of the play- Gleason was the lead, I'd thought Una Merckle (sp?) sang lead female.

In my heart was the theme song--"Take Me Along...If ya lova me." Seems like it could make a nice appropriate theme song here. :)!

to Richard
I think that song (see above) make an interesting add-on to the "store"! :) Listening pleasure while you shop...

to cathyincarolina
I'm heeeere! :) I've spent enough time with snakes-in-the-grass. I'll swab the decks, Happily while you're out. Keep those ideas coming, Brilliant!

Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:56:35 PM  
ClickGirl said...

Greetings Richard … and Ladies of the Blog

Hi Richard:
I really enjoyed reading your last two Newsletters, and hearing about what you have been doing … and learning about more of your interests. I particularly enjoy your sharing about your travels … as that is one of my very favorite things to do in life. And you really capture the essence of a place … and bring it to life. So … thanks much!

Reading your trip journals and writings makes me reconsider sending in a package to you. Initially, I felt that maybe I didn’t meet your criteria … because of the following statement that was posted in your Newsletter:

“Let me add that I have never been arrested nor had any skirmishes with the law, and have never had any serious illnesses or diseases of any kind. I suspect the woman I am interested in being with will have a similar background.”

In the past, I was always pretty active – and have backpacked, done white water, traveled extensively (through organized tours, biz trips and solo travel). I’ve gone from Luxury Hotels to camping in tents and high-end RV’s … to sleeping on the floor (and doing ‘Roach Patrol’ in Central America) … to traveling by boat for one month (in a fairly small boat) … to weekend sailing trips … and just going with the flow wherever I am. So being adaptable and flexible with the style of travel is not a problem for me. And interacting with locals in small villages and straying off the beaten path … that is my idea of travel! Though I won’t turn down a nice 5 Star once in a while. : )

Having said that … my holding back from this venture has been because I did have a serious illness. After being diagnosed with Cancer, I went through the most aggressive treatment possible … and have been given a clean bill of health. I am nearing 5 years Cancer-Free. I am strong … and feel incredible. Life has been good to me … and my health issues have allowed me to grow and become a much better person. So … though it is not a ‘similar background’ to you … I still believe that I have much to offer and that my experience may be a benefit, rather than a detriment. I believe that if I could survive Cancer … I could survive almost anything. And – none of us ever know from one day to the next – what we will face. One thing that I learned - is that there are no guarantees in life. So … I’m contemplating what to do ... as I am always open for adventure ... and (sigh) romance. I do think we have a lot in common: Aries … Documentaries … Travel … Sense of Humor … Fondness for Oprah … Sons (I have 2) … a Son named Chris (I have one too) … Divorced after loving marriages … … Never been arrested … No skirmishes with the law … Have connections with lots of people worthy of having their names dropped (I, too, am related by marriage to some pretty well known folks and have worked with many of 'The Rich & Famous' through the years) … and we both live in ‘Sunshine States’ & by Beaches (I am a Florida Girl – born and raised). So … I’m just wondering if my past health situation would a huge negative for you. Just curious to know what your thoughts are in that regard.

Hello Again, Ladies!:
I have had such a crazy and hectic month – and have been traveling and working very long hours … so I haven’t been posting on the Blog – so, hopefully, Richard will forgive this longer post. But I have been reading the posts each day … and I just have to say … Veeeeerrrrry interesting! This interaction has prompted me to start my own Blog … and it was great fun setting it up. Feel free to check it out – by clicking on my poster name and then viewing my Profile. For those of you wanting to plan a Cruise … feel free to use my spot to work out the details! I think that’s a great idea!


(The brown eyed one)

Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:58:11 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

You are a riot Alice!! Could be VERY interesting n'est pas??!!
Keep it coming.......yah!
a la prochian
from la Belle Province xox

Thursday, July 21, 2005 9:05:07 PM  
BikingNut said...

RICHARD - where are you? The natives are restless!!!!!!!!!!!
Biking Princess

Thursday, July 21, 2005 9:22:03 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Cathy I cracked up reading your entire block. Yes a cruise with rich, very very rich men LOL with fans and grapes LOL

Leslie I ain't sleeping there either and I don't care if I get the bacherlerette booby price -NO SNAKES

Clickgirl Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful story of survival. Richard are you paying attention?

Happy Ewwwww I hate humidity it does horrible things to your hair, but on the plus side your skin doesn't dry up and look like a lizard like here in Arizona. The monsoons are here thank God, and it's raining for a few minutes. The homeless really need this reprieve from the heat.

Good Night Everyone

Thursday, July 21, 2005 9:32:05 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...


Let me copy something here from the website about who can apply for the trips:

"This search is NOT limited to women from North America. Women from all countries and continents, of all religions and colors, and "able" disabled women are also invited and encouraged to apply."

If you feel you can travel without too much assistance you should apply. Traveling for a month at a time can be rigorous and, at times, physically and mentally demanding. Even when one is not backpacking through a foreign land(however, like I mentioned before- you "GI Janes"- we can go backpacking if you want!) You should know your limits. In rereading the notes on my trip to Cambodia in the last Newsletter I paused on the comment about 25% of the time wondering what was I doing traveling so rigorously. Many times the unfamiliar causes a strain and we just want to be back home in familiar surroundings; sleeping in our own bed with our own blankets and pillows. Personally, I miss the simple things- like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! These are things that travel teaches us about ourselves and why I love to do it so much. Now I want to share the traveling with someone very special. Good night! RR

Thursday, July 21, 2005 9:53:36 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard, I would love to hear about how you lived in Tuscany for so long? When I was inquiring during a trip to Italy, I was told that you can't stay for more than 3 months without a job. I bet that was alot of fun! Also, are you an old fashioned type that likes to always take the lead? Or do you like an independent woman, who can share the lead and doesn't always need direction from you? Do you like to read up on the history etc of an area before you visit? What types of activites do you enjoy at home besides Vollyball and grandkids? I love hearing about your travels and would love to hear more :-)
An FYI for the women of the blog.
A sarong and a thong are a good combo for beating the heat in those hot and humid areas (taking advantage of any breezes Haha). The thong is also good in all of those locations with the "stand and straddle" hole in the ground toilets. Not to be gross, but they are out there and you need to be prepared. Charmin makes little travel rolls of toilet paper that are rolled into a small plastic case and are great for the traveling women. It's a good idea to get one of those spray bottles with the little fan attached also, they can cool things down greatly.
(Don't forget some extra batteries ;-))

Thursday, July 21, 2005 10:25:56 PM  
BikingNut said...

A month on the road without peanut and butter sandwiches with bananas or jelly - I can taste it now - having the taste of adventure on ones breathe can make those things most familiar more delightful and delicious. Having been there and done that makes this all the more appealing.
The Biking Princess

Thursday, July 21, 2005 10:54:16 PM  
BikingNut said...

that is peanut butter and jelly or bananas - a bit of a type po error Richard - I will continue to let you know when the women/ladies/ girls/gals are getting restless - they do need to hear from you!!!! Some are comfortable with ladies, some girls, some gals - me, I refer to myself as a women - just in case you are wondering.
Biking Princess

Thursday, July 21, 2005 11:08:03 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Richard and Ladies: As much as I love to travel, when I have returned from some of the more impoverished countries I am ready to get on my knees and kiss my homeland...I remember laughing after coming home with all of the 'yellow dust' from my visit to China, where we spent a small fortune for a decent hotel.....My adapter didn't work and the first time I tried to use my curling iron it fried off a big hunk of my hair-RIGHT IN THE FRONT :)....I think I said after that, "Never have so many traveled so far, to spend so much, to get so little!" A five star hotel in any other country is like a motel six here in the states.....That is only a general comment as my hotel in Sydney overlooking the harbor was awesome!!! I love lights on the water.....As far as peanut butter and jelly I love it, but it must be chunky!! And, I love raspberry jam!! I can remember my first trip to Japan and my ex refused to buy me a meal unless I tried the local fare. I had been only ordering hamburgers and anything that seemed American to me...I finally got really hungry and decided to try Curry which I really loved, absent the extra side stuff....I can't believe that all of those years ago I refused to try sushi...It was dirt cheap and so very fresh...My last trip to Japan three pieces of sashimi and a glass of wine was over $100....
GO4IT!! Remember BOOMERS RULE!!!
CJinSOCAL PS By the way if any of you want to chat on off-topic subjects you can click my blogger name and go to my blog...I got a wonderful recipe from one of the bloggers on this site...Viva la Internet...

Friday, July 22, 2005 12:05:10 AM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Richard: How do you feel about a game of poker or gin and a glass of wine by candlelight before saying "Gday"???? And, are you prejudiced against a woman who likes to play her gameboy advance or reading in airports???? I make the VERY BEST chocolate chip cookies and QUAC that you have EVER tasted....Actually, I would be willing to make these for you without being considered for the trip, as you deserve to have the chance to taste these once before you die :)....And, I feel like I missed a great hotel in my last post as I dissed overseas hotels...The Gritti Palace in Venice is 'to die for'!! Anyway, off to bed, perchance to dream :)

Friday, July 22, 2005 12:36:22 AM  
Anonymous said...

to cjinsocal

what's QUAC?

Friday, July 22, 2005 5:23:05 AM  
Anonymous said...

How about two slices of wheat bread adorned with a slice of Bermuda onion, bologna, and mustard. On the trail it can be yummy.

Friday, July 22, 2005 7:10:52 AM  
Mary R said...

Good Morning,
I just had to come back on and ask, "Who is the Charity or What good and unselfish benefits can we make as part of this all?"

What good is what we have or what we have done? What meaningful thing or things will be in our obituary. What examples are we giving our children?

Of course it has to start with fun and pleasant people, but remember that we are the ones that can make such a difference. People like us because we CARE.
Mary Rose

Friday, July 22, 2005 7:13:06 AM  
wanda whitworth said...

Well hello everyone!!
Sounds like a whole lot going on,
and I missed it~{ Just isn't right huh? darn!!

So how is everyone this morning?
wow I feel like I just eneterd Richard's kitchen instead of his living room.. where is the coffee?
No one has posted since 5 a.m.! geezzzzz.. ..

Now entering the living room>> this is an adventure.....

A big boat ride for us that don't get to go with Richard~ count me in!!! tell those rich old guys I am beautiful, short, and spunky..LOL

the heat wave is gone from Montana for today.. we are expecting thunder showers..

for those of you who want to contact me my address changed to
and I want to publicly thank the rest of you for all of your e-mails! you are wonderful.. and I believe you all deserve to go around the world. Each one of you need to know that you are BEAUTIFUL.

Have a Wonderful Day,

Friday, July 22, 2005 7:20:12 AM  
Travelin said...

Good morning everyone,
Today Grams and I will leave the great state of TX, hopefully make it thru OK, and make it to Arkansas. Two states I haven't been thru yet.
Best Western has great pillows
everyone, they are even selling them on line. Grams likes Best western, free breakfasts. She is almost 91 now.
We are loosing hours now as we get closer to home, so I got up early and had Grams breakfast waiting for her in the room again. I love spoiling her rotten.
Well have an awesome day everyone, I am back on the road again after a shower.
Love the cruise idea ladies.

Friday, July 22, 2005 7:20:29 AM  
Anonymous said...

to anonymous
OH!--what you call QUAC, we call a "boloney" sandwich. :) LOVE learning our regional differences! Thanks.

Friday, July 22, 2005 7:20:52 AM  
Anonymous said...

to travelling w/grams
You're passing through my fair OK state today. It's WIDE! & so is AR! but both suprisingly beautiful. If you need a travel break near Muskogee there is an easy to get to WWII dry-docked submarine just off the AR River. You can spend a pleasant - but hot! - hour touring the USS BATFISH. The heat may be a bit much for grams, so be careful!

Assume you'll be on I-40. If you should need help I am only about 35 miles away and would be happy to help--call me at 918-231-4691..I'll return your call ASAP if I miss it, so leave a message!

Friday, July 22, 2005 7:33:41 AM  
Anonymous said...

to travelling--
NOTE! LAST 4 DIGITS are: 4961

Don't call myself too often! :(

Friday, July 22, 2005 7:35:56 AM  
wanda whitworth said...

OOOpppssss, I guess I wasn't paying attention, the blogs were popping in and I was makiing coffee, LOL...What you have done -
- Charities.. PEANUT BUTTER JELLY OR JAM YUMMY, BANNANA'S yes- Fancy foods, cookies.. oh by the way, Richard did say he liked oreo's and don't send him any.. please.. (I bet he would be overwhelmed with them or he is watching his figure, or we are watching his figure)?!!!any way my point is that weather you are rich, famous, or poor and whats the word? un-famous? and die, you can't take anything with you! you can only leave behind with those whom loved you the words of wisdom you spoke, the path you packed when you walked for those to follow, I am not a perfect person I have many faults, and I am certain I will not be among one of the chosen, but I am a proud woman and I will post, I will eventually get my info sent in and be judged, just because I want Richard and whomever to know who I am.. that is the way I am.
I am posting this, Because of an e-mail I received, just in case you are wondering why???
now I have lots to do today so I am off and running..
Have a wonderful Day,

Friday, July 22, 2005 7:45:19 AM  
Anonymous said...

to wanda

Several people have warned us about making e-mail addresses public here. They are WORLD WIDE WEB public! Sounds like you may reason to change & keep yours secret henceforth! Pity.

Friday, July 22, 2005 8:04:40 AM  
Anonymous said...

Happy Day (my humble servant) Richard:)
I have an idea !!!! :)
Choose me I am VERY VERY SPECIAL and REALLY REALLY REALLY FUN TO BE WITH :) Then we can take a group of women who are less fortunate than ourselves on a cruise of a lifetime, all expenses paid! You expressed the desire to take six women travelling for a month per woman. Why not choose the woman of your dreams, go away for one month with her then the dream cruise with the group! It is wise not to tamper with the emotions of women who are seriousely searching for their perfect travelling, perspective Life Partner/Soulmate.
It will most definitely have an effect on the psyche of the six you choose, as you travel with one at a time over a six month period.
Almost like asking six women to wait for six months while five at a time are 'waiting in the wings' for you to make a decision. I sense you would not like it if the roles were reversed in this particular situation! This is purely from my perspective and would appreciate it if you would kindly consider what I have said!
carpe diem
'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette :)
Toronto Canada
Romance and Adventure
For All Ages
Senior Bachelor and his
Senior Bachelorette
Come travel with us
Adventures to explore
Like never before
Learn along the way
Appreciating each day
We will experience together
Through all kinds of weather
LOVE...LAUGH... LIVE !!!!!

Friday, July 22, 2005 8:17:11 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...


I do not know who to address......
Is it "vj"?, "Out of Africa"?

Anyway, have to make this brief, cause you cannot ramble on here or your Blog will be bogged and not go out.

I was typing(AND GOT TO LENGTHY) about a friend of mine, who has been in a wheel chair her entire life, and has a very normal mind.

I have this desire to raise the money to take her on our proposed cruise. There are also, many women we are talking with here, who cannot afford to travel, I am sure. I do not know if I understand exactly what you are proposing,i will read it again. But I Love what has been created Here!!!!

And However this turns out, I think I will be glad to have participated in It!!!!Lots of Love to all!!!!

Friday, July 22, 2005 9:06:59 AM  
bdnc said...

To CathyinCarolina:
Hey Girl that was me who invited you to MSN. Sorry for taking so long to respond. Was so busy!

To Richard:
Peanut butter and jelly, boloney, oreo, ice cream, sushi... i will anything but spicy and sleep anywhere,Richard, as long as i'm with you.... without the snakes of course.. .eeeewww!
yeah i know it seems like i am sucking up, but i am *lol* first thing i thought.... Do you have anything like "GO4IT" An SB Attitude!" shirt or whatevah in your store Richard?

To all the ladies
Have a wonderful day! Please drink lotsa water and try not to stay too long in the sun. Sorry to hear about death in Arizona and ClickGirl, a great survival story and a prayer for your continous recovery. Gives us more reason to enjoy the simple things in life.

Friday, July 22, 2005 9:39:27 AM  
Anonymous said...

sounds like what 'she is proposing' (begging) is for RR to choose her and then 'THEY' can take 'less fortunate women' on a cruise!! Enjoy yourselves people. This is beginning to smack of desperation. When people decide to enter into a relationship it's usually a 2-way thing, not everyone hanging around one person begging to be picked.

Friday, July 22, 2005 9:40:34 AM  
Anonymous said...

p.s. she certainly does have a point though it's a pity it wasn't made in a separate posting.
This will probably be deleted because it disagrees!

Friday, July 22, 2005 9:43:27 AM  
Anonymous said...

I have sent you a link to my "biography" site and i am not sure if you have received it. Should I send it again?

Friday, July 22, 2005 9:50:49 AM  
wanda whitworth said...

Why Anonymous????? Are you AFRAID someone might know who you are???? well dear I AM NOT...

I love telling everyone HELLO but personal stuff I can't talk about any more.. and sex talk well I tend to get graphic.. so there you go.. thats just me..

Hi Richard.. just clarification..
how are you?
sorry can't yack gotta go,
Have a great day,

Friday, July 22, 2005 10:07:16 AM  
bdnc said...

To Richard
I meant to say "i will eat anything..." tee hee

Friday, July 22, 2005 10:13:42 AM  
Anonymous said...

???? what was all that about ... kind of scary! I'm not the anonymous who sent a link but would like to say that it really isn't a good idea to give out emails or telephone nos. on a www site, unless you don't mind everyone having access.

Friday, July 22, 2005 10:17:08 AM  
bdnc said...

oh dear, here we go again *lol*
merely a suggestion? to take or not to take.....

Friday, July 22, 2005 10:20:49 AM  
Anonymous said...

yep I just read back and saw the other posting to wanda re email address. I'm sure that was just a suggestion as you said :).

Friday, July 22, 2005 10:27:49 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Romance Thought of the Day

My Pillow

Enveloping me in your soft folds of comfort. Eyes closed, your gentle caress soothes my concerns and carries my thoughts to a bed of pure contentment.

Completely satisfied, I lay in your sweet embrace, longing to remain indefinitely.

This is Love. "Laren Hunt"

Friday, July 22, 2005 10:45:53 AM  
Anonymous said...


Friday, July 22, 2005 11:03:30 AM  
Forest Hills said...


I'm kind of glad a few of the ladies don't feel like being around the “snakes” in the Amazon. I, for one, have been dying to visit the world’s largest rainforest and see its beauty and majesty. I would love to stay in the unique, tree-top hotel of
Several friends of mine have been, shown me the photos, and I’ve dreamed of going there ever since. I’m not afraid of the local fauna, and I hear the flora is to die for!

So, Richard, let US share this adventure (since there are some who feel squeamish!) and feel the true sense of being one with nature, in a truly lovely, romantic setting!

Or, then again, there's Moorea ...

from Forest Hills

Friday, July 22, 2005 11:13:15 AM  
Anonymous said...

to wanda
the implication was you'd received an unwelcome e-mail..

this bear repeating: *yep I just read back and saw the other posting to wanda re email address. I'm sure that was just a suggestion as you said :).*

anonymous--because we can

Friday, July 22, 2005 11:13:25 AM  
Anonymous said...

To Canadian Bloggette:

You mentioned "and what about a bracelet like Lance Armstrong's pink wristlet," I purchased a Lance Armstrong yellow wristband, and so did my family and friends and I live in Toronto. What part of Canada are you and were you able to get pink wristlets there, because I just checked the website and all the wristbands are yellow. Maybe you got a little CONFUSED - the breast cancer ribbons are pink. Shellie

Friday, July 22, 2005 11:53:54 AM  
Anonymous said...

I wondered about the pink wristlet thing. I thought it was yellow, but I was not sure so I did not comment.

Friday, July 22, 2005 12:03:04 PM  
Forest Hills said...


Here's a link to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
(Sorry, I think you'll have to copy and paste on to your Address bar, as it ran off the Blog width)

Many of you have shared with us your strength and determination through adversity. This may be a good site to also give support and encouragement to others, too. And to read of other's courage!

Bless you all!

Suzan, from Forest Hills

Friday, July 22, 2005 12:12:06 PM  
Anonymous said...

Suzan from Forest Hills:

The two comments above yours referred to the colour of the wristband. One writer Shellie mentioned she visited the website, don't you think she knew the web address in order to visit the site? I noticed you ran off the page with the address. Just wondered what you comprehended when you read that comment.
The truth is for women 40++ there is a lot of desperation of this blog and very little comprehension.
Roderica, 22 years

Friday, July 22, 2005 12:38:17 PM  
leslie said...

Getting back to romance and adventure, Richard, here are three little questions for you. If you answer them here, I'll let you know what they mean. ;D Or you can email me directly and I'll let you know.

1. What 3 words describe your favourite animal? (don't tell me the animal)

2. What 3 words describe how you feel when you think of your favourite colour? (don't tell me the colour)

3. What 3 words describe how you feel when you think of your favourite water (i.e. river, lake, ocean, etc.) (and don't tell me the place)

This is all in the nature of fun, so don't get all serious on me now.

Leslie in VanCan

Friday, July 22, 2005 1:00:41 PM  
Forest Hills said...

I'm sure, if you've been keeping up with all the Blogs, that there have been many women who have shared some of their stories. I was not intending to insult anyone's intelligence, but call attention to those who might NOT have known the website, just in case they also feel like inspiring others, dear. I hope you never have to endure what some of them have overcome, bravely sharing with us. Please try to be a bit more kind and understanding of my intentions.

Suzan, from Forest Hills

Friday, July 22, 2005 1:01:10 PM  
Anonymous said...

looks like Roderica, 22 years needs a life

Friday, July 22, 2005 1:28:33 PM  
Anonymous said...

to leslie VanCan

1. independent, curious, funny
2. cheerful, energetic, & spicey
3. optimistic, thoughful, & relaxed

Friday, July 22, 2005 1:34:28 PM  
leslie said...

Well, "anonymous" - just in case you ARE the SB, (and if you're not, you'll enjoy it anyway) here it is:

#1 - reveals what you think about yourself

#2 - reveals what others think of you

#3 - reveals how you feel about sex

Well, does it fit? :D

Leslie in VanCan

Friday, July 22, 2005 1:44:42 PM  
Anonymous said...

Suzan, from Forest Hills,

Thanks for your comment. I was not intending to insult your intelligence and it was very considerate of you to share the web address. Frankly, you do not know what I have already overcome. I will be kind to your intentions, but I will not erase the fact that there are lots of desperate insecure women on this blog.

To Anonymous:
I have a life, a much better one than you, Thank you.

To Richard:
I think Suzan, from Forest Hills happens to be one on the more intelligent women on this blog.

Friday, July 22, 2005 1:48:21 PM  
Anonymous said...

to leslie vancan

pretty much on the mark--very interesting---& sorry, i'm not r, thanks anyway

Friday, July 22, 2005 3:01:54 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey Shellie aka "Anonymous"
Thanks so much for input, I actually live in Quebec
( we are notorious for doing things differently here!!)and seriously my son in law does have a bright pink one!! hmmmmmmm!! Anyway..... it doesn't really matter what colour Lance Armstrong's is, I only used it as an example....... to present the concept of a similar bracelet in purple for Sexy Senior Bachelorettes.......also to eventually (hopefully and altruistically) generate profit sharing for a Women's group
Thanks again for taking the time to look into that!!
A la prochain xox

Friday, July 22, 2005 3:27:34 PM  
Bali tree planter said...

Inspiration for each and all, especially Richard...
copyright 7/21/5 poem by Dr. Livingston, a Bali tree planter
All Rights Reserved

Ideas Have Wings

A seeker
You travel the spiraling tendrils of time and cyberspace
To unravel the mind-body-soul's mysterious and ancient need to share

To open puzzles
Pursue fantasies
Tether expectations
And quest for tender epiphanies--
Divine ectasies
That punctuate a grand life, lived

Rather playful
Looking for the opening,
The portal,
You search my eyes (OK emails) and this trusting heart
To understand the parables
Dwelling in the inner reaches of my Balinese soul

And what is this moment's message?

It whispers,
you do not yet touch immensity...
Ideas have roots and wings."

Friday, July 22, 2005 3:40:50 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Balie Tree Planter

First time I've seen your blog name. I loved your poem, very lovely indeed.

as we become older tendernous is spoken in the most cheezy ways - as our younger generation would say. This is meant to be said to the 22 year old if you were the one that said

I'll try a little more hard core approach tomorrow. LOL By the way, do you have a relative on this site? Just curious, love the input of all.

Friday, July 22, 2005 4:30:34 PM  
travelin said...

Hello everyone including Richard,
Thank you so much from everyone. I will call and e-mail. Grams and I made it safely to Arkansas today. HOT< HOT < HOT> It reminds me of the summer of 1980, driving accross Texas in a black van with no AC. Singing to the cows to keep an almost 2 year old happy. He's now almost 27, called and left a message yesterday telling me how much he loved me, missed me, and can't wait until I come home next month. 20 tims repeating himself. I just kept laughing.
I talked to my youngest this morning and he sounded so sad. Now this is a child you can see it in his eyes, hear it in his voice. His girlfriend broke up with him last night.(he didn't see it coming) He is not a happy camper/ he said he was calling friends to hang out at the pool, flying into Atlantic City on August 1st and bringing his Mom home. He needs some mommy time.
I worked out the plans with his Dad on the phone today, done deal. I am all over Mommy time. He is only a tender 22 with a heart of gold.
You know those oops! He was one of my 2. His sister is only 17 months older. My 3 children are so close it's scary. But that means I did a great job. No favorites, equal time, and you knew if you were in trouble on one on one lunches.
But they are so loved and know it. They have all said Thank You Mom. They see what else is out there.
I am all for the cruise ladies, and as a limo driver in Miami, we drove a Handicap group to tour all the cruise lines. My one lady insisted I accompany her. They are well cared for and some cruise lines are better than others. And I know the names of said cruise lines. Hint, Ft. Lauderdale as a port.
I am not getting paid for the cruise info, but I will talk one on one. I have so much stuff floating in my brain.
Grams is restless, dinner was awesome, gotta go.
Have an awesome weekend everyone. Pray for the Cape by Tuesday.
And a few days with cooler temps, my feet in the sand with a good book, and then back to my real life.
I miss my kids and dog. Time for me to head on home.

Friday, July 22, 2005 5:37:27 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Hi Ladies,

I'm learning more about this blog as we go along. I guess if you set up a profile with you have the opportunity to set up your own blog site. I encourage you to try this! See what happens. I bet most of you have blogged here for the first time- so now on to the next step- set up your own blog.

Have FUN with it and happy blogging! RR

Friday, July 22, 2005 6:22:45 PM  
PamelaD said...

My Goodness!!! I'm way behind!! I thought I was up to date on all that was happening here online...I guess not!

More than anything, it is SO nice to see real women out there responding to this wonderful opportunity. I wish we could ALL just go on one big vacation together and share experience and get to know one another...Think Oprah would do that for us??? LOL...

I had a wonderful centennial celebration in the TEENY town near Roswell, NM, where I grew up. It was so much fun seeing 'oldish' classmates and even getting to see their parents and siblings that came to that celebration. I do not regret being the age I am because I got to experience some of the wonderful historical happenings of our times. And being back in that small community where friends are family and family are friends brought it back home to me that our loved ones are what is most important in our lives.

I'm off to spend time with THE most beautiful little grandaughter in the world...Sorry, ladies, I have the most beautiful! LOL

Hope to hear more and more from everyone out there....AND Richard!

Pamela from Maine

Friday, July 22, 2005 6:59:41 PM  
onrynurse said...

Had a tired working 3 12 hr shifts...yuk!
Richard...hope the research threw all those bios is going well...can't wait for news!! Just thinking of watching sunsets with a special someone is stuff dreams are made of!!
Travelin....I took my lovely, fun, Mom on a trip she dreamed of for years, last fall!! We were both born in Tenn. Years of Military wife life...kept us both far away from our roots...and home we just love. We got my son married off the 2nd of Oct last yr and spent the next 2 weeks visiting Kentucky, Tenn., and South Carolina. Just being home in the Great Smokie Mountains was awesome!! We were able to spend sev. days visiting Aunt Grace who was 104 yrs old!! Her mind was so full of memories to share...remembered tales about me at the age of three....wont tell you how many yrs ago that was!! She passed away this May!!
It was a trip that memories are made of!! as yours is, too.
It sure is HOT here the weekend!! Hope all are staying cool where you are!!
Richard, have a wonderful weekend!! Onrynurse...Linda

Friday, July 22, 2005 8:21:56 PM  
Anonymous said...

Bonjour Le Senior Bachelor Richard!
I had a wonderful birthday today and spent the evening at the Beaches Jazz Festival. The music was absolutely fabulous, Latin, Blues, Drums etc. Later I just happend to see a ROE 2 numberplate on a car standing in one of the driveways, it was a split second sighting as we drove by, I also took note of the street name in case you are interested! I would like to hear more about you from your friend 'ella' as she had a lot of positive stuff to share!
Ciao for now!
Senior Bachelorette :)
Toronto Canada

Friday, July 22, 2005 8:30:12 PM  
Anonymous said...

Bonjour Richard, mes amies, (friends)

Richard, I think we are ahead of you on starting a blog? Is this correct, ladies?
It is 7:00 am on the East Coast and it is not muggy yet. My bird is very vocal. Beautiful.

to ???: I've experienced a wonderful feeling of peace in the Chapel in Sedona. Where you able to visit the Boynton Canyon? I did years ago, same and more there. Have you heard of the Sedona four vortexes?

Atlantis? Have you read the Edgar Cayce books? This is how I started on my spiritual path which leads me to my next comment.

My Physical Soul Mate will also be my Spiritual SOul Mate and I don't mean only having a connection, etc. I have been on my spiritual path for the last 25 years or so. My background is catholic. That was basically it in France at the time. I left the church, not the faith and turn to spirituality.
Faith for me is mostly based on a belief system, spirituality is based on experience. I have relived some of my past lives. My wildest dream (are you listening O"?) is going to Greece, to the Islands, to Delphi. Everything I speak about I lived/experienced it. Synchronicity is the way I live my life. Right now, we and the Earth are experiencing a lot of changes and I am looking for someone that understands these changes and won't think I am crazy when I start speaking about other dimensions, other planets. Having my head in outer space does not mean that I am not very grounded in the Earth! My primary element is Fire but I am well balanced as I also have all of the others. (Chinese face reading)

So Richard, What did you feel sitting in front of the Taj Mahal? one of the seven wonders of the world. (loved the child comments) What would you have wanted to share with that special person sitting next to you?

It seems very hard to focus on the theme of this journey. what are you looking for in this blog, RR? Travel, (I will post mine on our ladies blog) FFFF, children, sports, books, grandchildren, done that so, what is left? Any idea out there so we keep this blog interesting. And no, don't get on my case I am not judging, etc. I enjoyed reading everything. I wish to expand.

Have you seen the movies "What the bleep do we know?" and "Indigo"?

Bonne journee, (good day)
Myriam in VA

Saturday, July 23, 2005 4:55:13 AM  
wanda whitworth said...

Good Morning Richard, Ladies, and all who enjoy the blog!

Myriam, Wow it is soooo good to hear from you! where have you been?

Travelin, Bless you and your Grams in your travels and Thank You for sharing.. it is always great hearing from you.

Happy, where are you???

Suzanne, way to go girl, you are great with your thought of the day, my way of thinking for sure!!!!

Cathy, have a great weekend, get the computer up and going again so you don't miss whats going on, a lot could happen, you never know....

now for Richard... hey guy I think of you often, sometimes dream we are together, which brings me to this .. there you are with all of these other women on your mind~

in 2 parts -
Do you dream in color? and Do you dream of the women that you have already seen on the video, bio, and pictures?

Saturday, July 23, 2005 7:31:02 AM  
ClickGirl said...

To Richard:

Hello! And thanks for your kind response and the explanation about the physical demands of the trip … and who should apply. I am somewhere between ‘The Princess and the Pea’ and the ‘GI Janes’. In my career, I often feel like I live out of a suitcase … and I sometimes feel like I could have easily been a Nomad. I adjust to whatever environment I am in … and I truly love interacting with people from different cultures. Sometimes – I, honestly, don’t want to come home. I’ve walked with Bedouin children in the hills of Judea … and sipped Turkish coffee on the West Bank, in the home of my Guide and his family. I’ve climbed four miles – straight up – to get to the top of a mountain – to see seven mountain ranges stretching out before me. And I’ve stood in the streets of Hebron … surrounded by teenaged boys … and found ways to communicate that had all of us laughing together – despite that being one of the ‘hot spots’ for violence, in Israel. I loved all of it! But I understand – and agree – about sometimes missing ‘the simple things’. For me – it is ‘ice’. That is one of the few things I really miss when traveling overseas. But I adjust. : )

I also appreciate the encouragement to set up our own Blogs. I knew about Blogs before finding my way here – but probably wouldn’t have done my own Blog if it wasn’t so easily available through set-up on this Blog. So … thanks for that op. It is fun and easy … and somewhat liberating. (Ha Ha)

To Roderica, 22 years:
Thanks for your comments on this Blog. You took a little ‘heat’ for your comments – but I appreciated your honesty … and your willingness to post. Your comment about there being a lot of desperation here – is probably somewhat true. Perhaps, in 30 years, you may find yourself with a bit more comprehension of that feeling. I was curious if you would consider Richard ‘desperate’ – for going to the lengths that he is going to – to find romance and adventure? Sometimes – it is all in the perception of the viewer. I believe that, at 22, it is easy to be critical of people who are, seemingly, ‘desperate’. But, at 55, I feel like many of us are just keeping ourselves open to opportunities that appear before us. For me, personally, it just seemed like something fun and crazy and brave to do. To put myself ‘out there’ … and to see what might come of it. Not out of desperation … but out of hope for connecting with someone who shares the same life passions and the same love to travel and to live ‘among the people’ (not just ‘observe the people’). Anyway ... just my two cents. : )

To the Ladies of the Blog:
Thanks to those of you who shared words of encouragement … and offered prayers for this ‘Survivor’. They are much appreciated! Through my battle, I found it true that ‘whatever does not kill me … makes me stronger’. I believe that we, all of us, have an enormous strength within us. Traveling for a month … or six months … is nothing … compared to two years of fighting cancer. : ) So … perhaps I will go for it.


(The brown eyed one)

Saturday, July 23, 2005 8:27:25 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Miriam Have you read The Urantia Book?

Saturday, July 23, 2005 8:36:01 AM  
Anonymous said...

Greetings Richard on this beautiful Summers day. I have a question regarding the pictures and videotapes, of all that has already been sent in, have you thought of the possibility that a Female Impersonator or a Man that has had a complete sex-change and is supposedly 'totally female now' could very well have submitted a video/and or picture? I am not judging as it is very difficult at times to tell the difference and TV has certainly had documentaries on this very phenomenon to the point where men go out on blind dates only to discover the woman was/is a man or that the woman has been through a complete transition from previousely being a male! I stand to correction, if my memory serves me, Oprah has had occasional shows on this subject!
the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette :)
Toronto Canada
p.s. I am ALL and free to travel for one month, no strings :) only potential!

Saturday, July 23, 2005 9:12:34 AM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard and Friends,
A couple evenings ago I had the opportunity to wait 15 minutes at our small Tucson airport for arriving family. Everyone meeting someone walked faster. As I wondered what everyone's distinations were, I couldn't help but know that it was my "Inside feelings" dealing with their "Outside Appearences."
I wish us all HOPE. Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.

For the new Blogers , if you collapse the blog list, then open (via "Said") whom ever you want to focus on, you can print the whole list with just those comments detailed.
If it were not for Hope, the heart would break.
Mary Rose

Saturday, July 23, 2005 9:24:05 AM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Richard,
Love your newsletters and “Pop & Me”. You and Chris are wonderful together.
What you have should be put in a bottle and marketed around the world.
I detect that we share the same abnormal desire to travel known as Dramomania.
I’m writing to inquire if you might have an older brother with the same problem?
My Motto- Wine me, dine me. Wrap me in seed pearls & toss diamonds my way.
But pick me up for a spin, take me sailing or slip airline tickets my that’s irresistible! The most seductive sweet nothings a dramo girl likes to hear are the words
“Lets go”. Sorry I can’t enter your contest…first I’m too old and secondly I’ll be in Myanmar in November if I recover from a trip to Uzbekistan, adding two new countries to my list of 80 and places I want to see before I die.
Meet me at the airport! The world is mine- Itchy Feet

Saturday, July 23, 2005 9:42:36 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Here is my romance thought of the day.

What is it that he loves?

If asked why I lover her,
I would say,
It's the sway in her hips,
the thickness in her thighs.
It's the lust in her eyes.
It's the softness of her skin,
the silk in her hair.
It's the twist in her walk,
it's the sweetness in her talk.
It's the way she loves me,
that makes me love her each day.
That is what I would say.
"Justin Hutchins"

Saturday, July 23, 2005 9:56:04 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

To anonymous: I wish you had of put your name or email on your post. You sound like the kind of woman that we all would like to get to know better.

Write to me if you so desire are

Saturday, July 23, 2005 9:59:38 AM  
Anonymous said...

hello richard
i was just wondering if you know what day your segment on oprah will be rerun?

Saturday, July 23, 2005 10:44:02 AM  
desarie said...

Good Evening Richard,

I have been enjoying all the comments on the blog. The reason I send you the video that I did, was because you said you wanted to have fun on you trip. I think my video shows you that I AM FUN.

Did you ever make tents for your boys when they were young, I am tent queen.

The other day my daughter came home from work and she could not find me. She heard giggling under the dinning room table, and there we were, my grand children and I surrended by sheets. "Happy Tent Day" I said.

I only bring that up because these are "collected memories", just as my travel are with me.

Have sweet dreams while collecting your memories.


Thursday, August 04, 2005 11:03:19 PM  
mastropaolo said...

Cher Richard,

Vous êtes comme la crème ; trop devient indigeste. Je ne vous trouve aucune personnalité ou si pauvre que je bénis les dieus que vous aimez bien vous targuer.

Vraiment je vous vois très bien avec une Barby; tout dans le body et rien dans la tête. Discusting my dear! Ouf!

Friday, August 26, 2005 11:13:54 AM  

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