Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The "Final VI" and Cruise Update

November 17, 2005


We just sent out the Newsletter announcing the six wonderful finalists who will be joining me on a trip of a lifetime all around the world! As promised, it is a long Newsletter full of great information for the coming weeks. Enjoy and thank you all so much for helping me on my Search for Romance and Adventure!

Please use this blog for any comments to these and any of the fantastic Ladies.

Ciao for now-- I'm off to get my visa for Brazil!!


PS- Just in case you haven't received your Newsletter, we posted some photos of the six final Ladies on the SB Photo Page. Enjoy!

Hi folks, Tomorrow a Newsletter will come out that will be a loooooooong one. The 6 Traveling Partners will be announced, and let me tell you it was a super hard decision, as of the 22 Fabulous Finalists, well, all of them were Fabulous!! Also more information about the cruise. I think all of the bloggers know that there are other blogs that have a different perspective of the Senior Bachelor venture. And from time to time, some will post negative, generally wildly inaccurate statements on this blog. Some we leave on to show how silly they are, and others with flat-out false information we delete. Someone posted a comment earlier today which Joe deleted and then responded to and I will back it up. If people would like to book a cruise, even on Holland America Lines, they may be able to get a comparable group rate, or with a deep discounter, perhaps even a lower price. These discounted fares have no extras, like free cocktail parties, or meeting the captain, or any of the discussions our group will have. Granted, there are many people who could care less about a first-hand account of Grace Kelly stories, and Oprah stories, and Hollywood. For those people, they should get a separate fare, which of course 100% excludes them from anything to do with our group. However, for the people who would like to hear first hand accounts of two of the greatest women of our lifetime (of course there are others, but not many others!!) Grace Kelly and Oprah, then this group makes a lot of sense. Many, many reservations have been made in the first 24 hours. Please refer to tomorrow's (Thursday's) Newsletter for all booking information. Cheers, Richard Roe


Skywatcher-'ella' said...

To The Children of Future Born...

May your world be
Free from the entrapments
of mans concepts
of maturity and immaturity

And may the innocence
that surrounds you
be the innocence
of a world

Where love need not
be spoken
but rather lived...

--Laurence Craig-Green

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 4:29:13 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Cap'an Roe, Joe, Umberto & Co.

A beautiful poem for The Children!
Thank You

What an adventure this has been so far since April 27th, 2005 and now on to the next phase....."The Final Vl" ooooh weee ;)
Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams

Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 6:41:56 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha again ;)

Even though the journey has taken us to another level, what are you able to share with us about ROEmancin' ROEmeo whom you know for over fifty years? Of course that is if ya get the 'green light' to do so........Richard are you watching? ;)

Senior Bachelorette:)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 7:00:20 PM  
Merry Mary said...

When you die God and his angels will hold you accountable for all the pleasures you were allowed in life that you denyed yourself.per Oprah's page today. Is that telling us we should go to Alaska???? I think it could be. Have a marvelous day. Ok???? MM

Thursday, November 17, 2005 5:54:45 AM  
Karla said...

Richard and other "cruisers"!!
If the water gets rough, put a piece of hard rootbeer candy between cheek and gums and let it rest there (do not bite it). I learned this from a man who goes halibut fishing in Alaska in very rought waters, and it works for him everytime.
Good sailing to you all.
Joe, be sure to take Nancy to San Gimignano (great walled city shopping town) on your trip to Italy. The former capital of Tuscany, Siena, was also recommended to us but we just ran out of time. We were in "awe" of Portofino and my favorite, Saint Margherita (neighboring city to Portofino). Northern Tuscany was wonderful.....sorry Umberto, we didn't get to Cinque Terra, but some of the other "Untour" travelers did so, and were very impressed. What beautiful country, and one I would love to live in for about a year at least to get to know the locals.
Richard....don't give much thought to the "sour grapes" folks concerning the cruise....can't please everyone. You will be seeing some breathtaking sites, it's just too bad there isn't enough time to see the rest of Alaska and it's diversity...maybe another time.
Ciao, Karla in Calif. (and Alaska)

Thursday, November 17, 2005 8:20:51 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Cap'an rOE, jOE, umbertO and cO;) having fun with these names:)

On the Eve (literally) of announcing the 6 Fabulous Females I feel compelled to share with you what comes to mind. When you finally make your ONE choice be it one of the 'six' or not! It is imperative to keep in mind the importance of You and Your perspective SoulMate/Life/Travelling Partner having a Common Spiritual Goal in desiring to bring Light into the World through your actions on a day to day basis with one another and to those whom you meet 24/7. That is THE adhesive, the glue that holds the TWO together. From my perspective, your ONE choice will be a Woman who is a Light unto our World, an Ambassador For Peace and Goodwill that will be Her consciousness! Grace Kelly was THE ultimate LADY and so is OPRAH WINFREY, two special Women whom you admire and rightfully so.
I see You Richard choosing a Lady 'cut from the same cloth', so to speak!
G-D Bless You with the upcoming adventurous 6 months, I will be happily cheering you on your trail with the others. Hats off to you for being a courageous Warrior ;)
Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Thursday, November 17, 2005 11:55:03 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Newsletter announcing Final VI running right now. RR

Thursday, November 17, 2005 4:51:00 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

November 17, 2005


We just sent out the Newsletter announcing the six wonderful finalists who will be joining me on a trip of a lifetime all around the world! As promised, it is a long Newsletter full of great information for the coming weeks. Enjoy and thank you all so much for helping me on my Search for Romance and Adventure!

Please use this blog for any comments to these and any of the fantastic Ladies.

Ciao for now-- I'm off to get my visa for Brazil!!


Thursday, November 17, 2005 4:51:04 PM  
willemina said...

Congratulations to Vija, Lori, Gael, Corrine Jean, Cindee, and Vicki.

Just received the latest newsletter announcing the 6 ladies who have agreed to travel with Richard.
I chose 4 of them correctly (I won't say which)

Thursday, November 17, 2005 5:05:23 PM  
JoeInMB said...

Hi Willemina,

Glad you got the Newsletter! Four out of six-- good for you! Be sure you take a look at some of the new photos we posted on the SB Photo page. Did you ever met Lori, Gael or Vija in Manhattan Beach?


Thursday, November 17, 2005 5:24:10 PM  
Skywatcher-'ella' said...

Relationship, rather than being just a form of togetherness, is a ceaseless flowing back & forth between joining & separating. Just as the moon begins to wane at the peak of its fullness & the tide ebbs at the height of its flux, so after moments of intense connecting two partners naturally begin to fall back into their aloneness. And in moments when they feel most separate, a desire is born to come together again...

Journey Of The Heart
--John Welwood, Ph.D.

To "Dreamweaver""RR""Chickadees"~ Sending LOVE on a MOONBEAM...:)

Oh oh oh, "Janiegirl"!!!
Been SKATIN' on the MOON with Walter Brennan :)

Sweet dreams, all!

Friday, November 18, 2005 1:00:06 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Hi, Over 20 women have indicated an interest in having a roommate on the Alaskan cruises. And one man has a large cabin and is also looking to share. Please e-mail me at if you are interested. Ciao, RR

Friday, November 18, 2005 1:48:16 AM  
Operawench said...

Hello Richard,

I'm so thrilled Gael is going on a trip with you!!! I met her at MB and she is an awesome Lady and a lot of fun. Congratulations to the other 5 Ladies traveling with you!!!

Dreams do come true, they can happen to you, when you're young at heart.....

Lots of hugs to go around,

Friday, November 18, 2005 3:37:46 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi Skywatcher/Ella, I want to go skating on the moon w/Walter Brennan. Why didn't you take me? HA-HA
Ella, I have never had ice skates on in my whole life. There was nothing to skate on, when one is raised "Down the Bayou" as they call it in South Louisiana. The bayous never froze over. I thinking that when my grandson, John, John becomes an astronaut, maybe he will take his old, old granny up to the moon with him, but you know what, I don't think John will ever be an astronaut because he will be to big. So, I don't think I will make it to the moon even with Walter Brennan. Sometime, perhaps, you will let us know where you will be on tour so we can watch you skate.
Much Good Luck to You, and a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Jane

Friday, November 18, 2005 4:52:15 AM  
JanieGirl said...

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LOVELY LADIES THAT WILL TOUR WITH RICHARD. I just read all the info, and I think it is great!! I want to wish you all a wonderful and safe trip and much, much happiness.
And a Happy Thanksgiving, too. Jane

Friday, November 18, 2005 4:56:30 AM  
I'm Connie-pick me! said...

Congratulations Vicki, Vija, Lori, Gael, Corinne, Cindee and Richard too!!! You will have so much fun on the continuation of this journey and we want to read ALL about it, so keep those updates coming! I plan to travel vicariously through you!

While this post-Manhattan Beach (FF) time is a let-down just as the post-Chicago time was, disappointment is not a part of my feelings. I'm so grateful to have had the second opportunity to connect with the whole senior bachelor movement, and such fantastic guys and ladies. The memories and friendships made and the confidence built will be there forever. How can I possibly be disappointed when I look back at what a great adventure this has been, what doors have been opened and what great friends and roomies I've acquired?

Going forward, I still think "something's coming, something good" and the greater mission continues to unfold. To quote one of my new friends, "Who knows what the future holds???"

Thanksgiving is almost here. It's my favorite holiday....a whole day to eat and sleep quiltfree!

Safe travels to Richard, Umberto and Vicki as you begin the first leg of this exciting journey.

Hugs to all, Connie

Friday, November 18, 2005 6:27:58 AM  
Sunrise said...

Congratulations to all of the finalists-they are truly amazing women! How did I ever think I could compete? I notice all but one are blondes? That tells us one thing about you Richard-they are quite beautiful! Did all six attend either the MB or Chicago get togethers! Richard, it looks like you have made wonderful choices, and I hope it is all you are looking for.

To the rest of the SB hopefuls-I joined Perfect Match about 10 days ago, and am overwhelmed-I have had two dates with the same man, a brunch date this Sunday, and so many e-mails, I am having trouble keeping track-it does wonderful things for the ego! So.....if you haven't joined, you might give it a try!

I wish you safe travel, lots of excitement, and ultimately true love, Richard!


Friday, November 18, 2005 6:44:26 AM  
Paula in Florida said...

I didn't get to meet all the ladies but everyone Richard picked will be wonderful traveling companions.
Corinne and Cindee - not surprised at all and way to go!!

Congratulations to all those chosen to travel with Richard. I am excited for everyone.

This was such fun and I have no regrets! I am happy for all of you and wish you all safe travels and good fun!

Enjoy each day and make some memories!

Friday, November 18, 2005 6:51:15 AM  
Merry Mary said...

May I add my congratulations to Vicki, Gael,Corrine Jean, Lori, Vija and Cindee. I hope you all have wonderful trips and make lots of great memories. I'll be looking forward to the updates of what is going on while I'm doing my armchair traveling from the comfort of home. Blessings to all. MM

Friday, November 18, 2005 7:00:01 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Peggy, So happy you have had good results with PerfectMatch. Please e-mail me at as there is something I would like to discuss. Thanks. RR

Friday, November 18, 2005 7:42:53 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

what can i say, those Scandanavian chickies sure keep their looks, eh?

Congratulations !!! RICHARD!!! I guess you have the pick of the crop, so to speak. To the lucky travelling six, hope you have a fab time. I'm green with envy...(ahhhh, red is the new green by the looks of this old photo of me, lol).

To the man with the large cabin, can i bring my Mom?

cheers for now,

Friday, November 18, 2005 9:00:46 AM  
Karla said...

WOW!!! What incredible women you have picked to share your travels, Richard. I continue to be blown away with the way these women express themselves. Happy trails to all of you, including Umberto in his "advance man" duties.
Looking forward to the "travelog"
coming our way.
Ciao, Karla

Friday, November 18, 2005 9:12:37 AM  
CallmeLin said...

CONGRATS TO THE SIX!!!! I'm so excited for all of you, please keep in touch with us as we will want to know all about your travels. You will also want to check in to see all the wonderful travels we will be having as some fun things are starting to come together for us as well. Stay tuned everyone "and away we go..."(Jackie Gleason).

Friday, November 18, 2005 9:37:55 AM  
JanieGirl said...

I sat here, filled in all the info for the profile match at Perfect Match, got to the end only to be told that they were to busy so, I waited, waited, waited and tried to save all the information I took the trouble to fill in, and nothing happened. Do we have to do this free personality profile in order to be included in the site Joe is setting up? I already know my personality type, and I know what I want and don't want. Please advise what to do of these folks are to busy to process the forms we sit here and fill in. Many Thanks!! Jane

Friday, November 18, 2005 9:50:32 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Janiegirl, This is the first I have heard this happening. Thanks for the input. I will contact them to see what's up. Please try again, and one way or another let me know. Thanks, RR

Friday, November 18, 2005 10:31:32 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Thanks Richard. I think I will try again early tomorrow morning when they might not be so busy. I am wondering if the problem might be my computer system (Microsoft Webtv + with no hard drive) Some computer programers don't know this sysem even there are 800,000 of us. Any, I'll give it another try and let you know the result.
Thanks again. Jane

Friday, November 18, 2005 12:57:40 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

ALoha Cap'an rOE, jOE, umbertO & cO ;)

SKYWATCHER 'ELLA': WOW...just love the poem 'Journey Of The Heart' by John Welwood another one to keep!
By the way I keep hearing the name
'chikadees' in a song called 'De-Lovely' that plays non-stop on my favourite Jazz Radio Station, just love Cole Porter's music, have the CD too!
Basking in the glow of The Full Moon again and look forward to the energy of The New Moon, a good time to start something new, be it leisure or business. I am looking foward to Sunday where I will be participating in a Workshop/Playshop from 10am-5pm with (Chief) Joseph/Pipe Carrier visiting from Victoria Island B.C.
from a particular part of the Island called 'The Haven'which I will definitely visit one day! I love Sooke which is a picturespue part of the Island and it's mysterious Petroglyphs adorning the rocks right at the ocean! Vancouver/ Vancouver Island/Salt Spring Island etc. is truly Lotusland, beauty beyond description and the wild Sunshine Coast with the Pacific Rim National Park, the Hippy Colony and relaxed vibe of Tofino..truly AWESOME...Robert's Creek where my children dream of buying me a wee hacienda one day ;) they love B.C.

I'm a DREAMER for sure ;)
Here's to Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams Y'all
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

p.s. Cheers to the first leg of the six month adventure...BRAZIL!
Tall and tanned and young and lovely the girl from Ipanema goes walkin'...da da da da da da da, love the music and voice of Astrid Gilberto....romantic stuff ;)

Friday, November 18, 2005 4:12:15 PM  
Linda P. said...

Hello Richard,
Congratulations and best wishes as you begin this long awaited journey. The six ladies are beautiful. I will be excited to read everything you each will have to say on this incredible trip. The memories made thus far for all of us,is just the begining. Each of us holds untold journeys yet to be made. I am looking forward to the Alaska cruise next August.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!
Linda P.

Saturday, November 19, 2005 1:39:43 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Skywatcher-'ella', RR, Joe, Umberto and Co.
Speaking of Children:

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children.
And he said:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of to-morrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows
may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the Archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so he loves also the bow that is stable

Kahlil Gibran (from the book The Prophet)

Saturday, November 19, 2005 4:11:04 PM  
Skywatcher-'ella' said...

‘DREAMWEAVER’…”RR”… ‘Chickadees’…

…If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we shall speak again together & you shall sing to me a deeper song. And if our hands should meet in another dream we shall build another tower in the sky…

~~Kahlil Gibran

Saturday, November 19, 2005 5:58:54 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...


Then said a teacher, Speak to us of Teaching.
And he said:
No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your Knowledge.
The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.
If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.
The astronomer may speak to you of his understanding of space, but he cannot give you his understanding.
The musician may sing to you of the rhythm which is in all space, but he cannot give you the ear which arrests the rhythm, nor the voice that echoes it.
And he who is versed in the science of numbers can tell of the regions of weight and measure, but he cannot conduct you thither.
For the vision of one man lends not its wings to another man.
And even as each one of you stands alone in G-D's knowledge, so must each one of you be alone in his knowledge of G-D and in his understanding of the earth.
~~Kahlil Gibran~~

G-D Bless everyone in Love and Light

p.s. Skywatcher-'ella' "We'll meet again, don't know where don't know when, but I know we'll meet again some sunny day" LOVE TO YOU

Saturday, November 19, 2005 6:31:42 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

OOOPS ERROR = CORRECTION = prospective soulmate and not perspective soulmate ;) don't mean to be 'nergative' but I stand to correction (pun intended)
('nergative' is an 'inside joke')

Saturday, November 19, 2005 6:54:13 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Congratulations to the Six finalist, and to Richard for accomplishing his Goal, job well done, I think you have selected some very quality Ladies !!!

I want to especially congratulate Corrine Jean, since she was the only one that I had the pleasure of meeting, she was a sport helping us pull together our skit!!!


Saturday, November 19, 2005 9:42:06 PM  
Carol in Riverwoods said...

Best wishes to Richard and the six lovely ladies who will join him on the trip. And congratulations to all of the women who had the courage and fortitude to travel on the Senior Bachelor jouney. I hope each of you sees yourself as a winner, which you surely are.

May we all find our heart's desire!


Saturday, November 19, 2005 10:44:59 PM  
Mary R said...

Hi again, Richard, Friends and Finalists,

What an exciting THANKSGIVING and Holiday this can be. I am SO BLESSED to be able to SHARE with this group!

Coming from the Midwest, I'm reminded of and passing along this advice:

An Old Farmer's Advice:

* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

* Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance.

* Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

* A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

* Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.

* Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

* Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

* It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

* You cannot unsay a cruel word.

* Every path has a few puddles.

* When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

* The best sermons are lived, not preached.

* Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway..

* Don't judge folks by their relatives.

* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

* Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

* Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.

* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

* The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.

* Always drink upstream from the herd.

* Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

* Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.

* If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.

* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

- Happiness is an option.
Love make the work go around,

Love and Best Wishes!

Mary Rose

Sunday, November 20, 2005 12:47:19 PM  
dragonflyfilly said...


...this morning while having my coffee and lounging on my sofa with my book The Soul's Code - In Search of Character and Calling by James Hillman - (you should read it, it is amazing, i have been reading it since 2000, there is so much in it to absorb!) a little bird fluttered onto my balcony, this was the first time i have seen a bird so close to my window, anyway, it was a CHICKADEE!!!, i thought that so Kool! i guess i shall have to get some wild bird seed, maybe they are telling me that it is indeed going to be a cold winter, inspite of the fact that the weather people have been reporting otherwise.

'ella' here i share something very personal... on the first page of my copy of The Prophet is written:

May 1977
"to 'ippa',
Oft-times, just picking up this book, and spending a few minutes, or an evening with it, helps me to relax and enjoy myself. The other evening when I met you, spending a few minutes, and an evening with you helped me very much to relax and enjoy myself and more importantly, enjoy BEING myself.

Since you and the book have a mutual friend, and because you have something in common I thought it appropriate that you get together. Happy birthday, I hope that you can find some of the wealth and happiness I've enjoyed in these pages,
love, 'ID'

...this is one gift (and treasure) that i will never lend out, and i keep it handy to read when i know i need the wisdom it offers...

It is just the smallest of books, but it has such a wealth of wisdom in it, and i always find it so heartwarming when other people i don't even know also have Gibran's words close to them....sometimes people come into my life for such a short time...but it is the timing of my contact with them that is so meaningful to me..i'm kind of rambling on here, but i think you might understand the point i am trying to make...enjoy your day,

cheers for now,

Sunday, November 20, 2005 12:51:31 PM  
dragonflyfilly said...


"Then a hermit, who visited the city once a year, came forth and said, Speak to us of Pleasure.

And he answered, saying:
Pleasure is a freedom-song,
But it is not freedom.
It is the blossoming of your desires,
But it is not their fruit.
It is a depth calling unto a height,
But it is not the deep nor the high.
It is the caged taking wing,
But it is not space emcompassed.
Ay, in very truth, pleasure is a freedom-song.
And I fain would have you sing it with fullness of heart; yet i would not have you lose your hearts in the singing.

Some of your youth seek pleasure as it it were all, and they are judged and rebuked.

I would not judge them nor rebuke them. I would have them seek.
For they shall find pleasure, but not her alone:
Seven are her sister, and the least of them is more beautiful than pleasure.

Have you not heard of the man who was digging in the earth for roots and found a treasure?"

...and so on a so on...

love and light, etc,

Sunday, November 20, 2005 1:12:01 PM  
soft_rain said...

Congratulations to Gael, Vija, Lori,Corrine Jean, Cindee, and girls are the pioneers to something wonderful...right Richard!....YES! Its all good..........

Sunday, November 20, 2005 10:34:45 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Sisters and Brothers!
Today was absolutely amazing to listen to Chief Joseph, I could 'see' the Teepee that we were sitting in Circle with the Sacrd Fire burning telling stories and sharing back and forth! To my surprise I received an additional name from Spirit through Chief Joseph which is 'Tree Of Standing Light' (Mowhawk) He also told me that I too like my Mother used to be a Medicine Woman in Northern Ontario in a previous incarnation.
My Blessed Mother had an incarnation as a Medicine Woman on Victoria Island B.C. of course North America is known as 'Turtle Island' according to the Teachings of The Ancestors. This day today was connecting to Heart Energy and shifting from our Cerebral way of thinking into the Heart where we all need to think and feel from!
All I can say is WOW what a day this has been, what a rare mood I'm in, why it's almost like being in love' ;)'Home Is Where The Heart Is' in the true sense of the word', what a Gift from Spirit this has been! For all of you who connect to Mother Earth/Heart Energy, here is Joseph's website as he lives on Victoria Island B.C. (The Haven) He is a Professor and has lectured at University Of Toronto and Guelph, now his lectures take place in B.C. and worldwide through his website!
I have an unquenchable thirst for Knowledge and as the saying goes, "A little Knowledge is a dangerous thing" I am 'open' to learning as much as possible for each new day brings forth new experiences and 'like attracts like' ;) Birds Of A Feather......
tweet tweet :)
Have to get m' 'beauty sleep' way passed my bedtime, time to dream ;)
Hugs In Love and Light
p.s. To Romance and Adventure, I am 'living it' to the max!!!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2005 10:45:26 PM  
soft_rain said...

VAL.....I can't wait to meet you...

You are very in tuned to Mother Nature.....

You are a very speacil Lady.

Monday, November 21, 2005 12:07:00 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Top 'oer the mornin' to you all my Sisters and Brothers ;)

Soon we will 'travel' with our Friends to Brazil, how exciting!

SOFT_RAIN: It takes one Nature Lover to recognize another ;)
I too look forward to meeting you one sunny day, Enshala (G-D Willing)
"when the Moon is is the 7th House and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then Peace will reign our planet. This is the dawning of The Age Of Aquarius, Age Of Aquarius"

Chamagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams
In Love and Light

your humble servant

Monday, November 21, 2005 5:27:29 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...



p.s. I am always too hasty to send the post, better to proof read before pushing the send button.....duh :)


Monday, November 21, 2005 5:32:02 AM  
Karla said...

Mary Rose,
Words from the "farmer" are wise indeed....thanks for sharing.
Wishing all of you the most heartwarming, fun-filled, yet calm Thanksgiving ever.

Monday, November 21, 2005 8:28:31 AM  
Mary R said...

Happy Monday Everyone.

After today is finished, there are only 4 more Monday's till Christmas.

Happiness is having something pending.

It is early yet today, I wonder what lies ahead, but 1st I need to move from this desk and address the world around me.

There is no one in this home, except my dogs, to hug, and of course, the 2 horses outside always wanting attention (and food). I HAVE 4 DAYS OFF FROM WORK AT THE HOSPITAL WHERE SOMEONE ALWAYS NEEDS A SMILE, SO-----guess the future is "Pregnant" with Opportunities.

I send my 1st hug and best wishes your way.
By for now--
Mary Rose

Monday, November 21, 2005 9:37:24 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

it's funny what you said DREAMWEAVER, about the feeling of being in love...i was having a day like that yesterday too!!! i swear we are so on the same wave length...

another foggy foggy day in Vancouver,

Monday, November 21, 2005 10:25:15 AM  
JoeInMB said...

Hello Ladies,

Sorry I've been away so long. Work is piling up and I have to shovel!!

But a welcome respite is peering over Richard and Umberto's shoulders as they plan the first leg of their trip with Vicki. Man, does it look like fun! They are going to be staying in an amazing place in the jungle to. I think RR is going to write about it in the newsletter going out tomorrow. (Whine) I want to go!! (end of Whine)

Umberto has been living with us and I know it will be a sad day when he leaves next weekend. All of us have grown very fond of him and his great wit and warmth. I'm an "older" dad at the ripe old age of 50 and I think my 14 year old son appreciated hanging with a young man only twice his age. It's also been wonderful for my 13 year old daughter who would smite me for noting that I think she has a crush on that sweet guy (heck, Nancy probably has a crush on him too!!)

We are planning to travel to Italy with another family for Christmas 2006 so we have included a trip to the Cinque Terre area to visit Umberto and his family. What a treat to know someone in a far away country when you are traveling. It adds so much to a visit. It was the same when we went to Beijing and met up with our friends who have been living there for two years. We learned so much more.

Anybody else have stories about traveling to another country and making or visiting friends who live there?


Monday, November 21, 2005 11:57:39 AM  
Corinne Jean said...

Hi ALL!!!!
I really enjoy reading your comments here on the blog. You are some incredible, deep and spiritual woman. Its so empowering for me intellectually and spiritually to read your insights and experiences. Thank-you for sharing!! I thought Id share a bit of where Im coming from and what it feels like for me being one of the "Final 6." First let me say, I honestly do not know how Richard was able to choose only 6. It must have been soooo difficult for him. All the woman Ive met and the woman here on the blog are absolutely fabulous.
When I was chosen as one of the final 6 I had mixed feelings. My first thought was, why me? Like I said all the woman I met in MB were amazing. But I'm learning both personally and professionally(Im an ICU nurse) that most of the time that question will not be answered, at least not in my timing or with the answer I would like to hear. Can you relate?!
I also felt sad that all of you are not able to experience this. I love to see people happy, and enjoy life. I see so much "suffering" in my profession that I long to see people happy. If theres someway I can make you readers "Happy" in this experience as I travel through Africa with Richard please let me know.
I really like what you had to say dreamweaver18 in your comment about soulmates. I agree 100%. If two people come together for only selfish reasons, then I feel they are not really "soulmates." Like I said in my bio, I feel my purpose here on earth is to be there for people in both the good times and the bad times. Why was I one of the final 6 chosen? Is Richard my "soulmate?" Am I his "soulmate?" At this point I do not know or do I feel I can control the outcome of all this. I am continuing on with this part of the journey with many unknowns just as you are. Whatever the outcome, I hope and pray that only good for all will be a result of this. Like you mentioned in the qoute,merrymary,"When you die God and his angels will hold you accountable for all the pleasures you were allowed in life that you denied yourself." So Im going for it and would love for all of you to be a part of it with me. Thank-you, God Bless you and have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Corinne Jean

Monday, November 21, 2005 12:20:50 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Sisters and Brothers!

CORRINNE JEAN: Viva Africa! :)
What an experience of a lifetime lies ahead for you in beautiful Africa, the land of my birth. I was
born in Cape Town 1950 and settled in Canada in the year 1978! I will always be South African in my heart even though I am a Canadian Citizen(on paper) My african roots run way too deep to warrant turning my back on 'the homeland'
You are a warm loving personality and deserve to be one of the 'chosen 6', it is all Good Karma :)

VIKI: I bid you three farewell on the upcoming sojourn to Brazil, sounds like our ROEmancin' ROEmeo has 'jungle fever' ;) Well 'Tarzan and Jane' no monkey business y' hear. Oh yes, Umberto is there to capture the adventure on 'candid camera' :) SO KEEP SMILING :)

JOE: Enjoy the running commentary, keep up the good work ;)

Here's to the adventurous Spirit in all of us!
Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams

Monday, November 21, 2005 1:07:31 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Corrinne Jean

I am so glad that you were chosen, since I didn't get to meet any of the other 6, and naturally I was pulling for everyone that I had connected with in Chicago, I am glad you shown thru, I felt that you were a very light-filled person.

It is also exciting to see you posting on the Blog, it seemed that many of the FF were not familiar with posting and had to get assistance, which all of us have had to help each other at times.

But, you had asked a question about what you could do, and I think that I would speak for a lot of SB participants when I say that

your first hand account of the Adventure and even preparation for the adventure, as far as thought process (like you are already sharing) would be interesting to all of us.

Richard will have his take, and Umberto his, I am sure that we will get some of the trip thru their eyes,

but they will not see it like you do. And that woman's perspective would be very valuable to us. It would be the next best thing to experiencing it ourselves.

Good luck to you as you prepare to Adventure and Keep us posted, all the ladies who have been active on the Blog since May, love the inside scoop!!!!

Monday, November 21, 2005 2:29:50 PM  
Chandra said...

Hello all,
Congrats to the final 6! It should be a wonderful time to make plenty of memories to bring home and keep forever! Bring us up to date with all the great parts of the trip as well as the out takes and flubs. Inquiring minds want to know of the fun ahead.
It seems so long ago that we all started with this adventure and now it is into the main event. We have made so many great friends who, we can say, made it all worthwhile. Thanks, RR.
I wish you all a safe journey and let's stay in touch Joe, Umberto, RR, and companions.
Good luck!

Monday, November 21, 2005 7:03:06 PM  
redtbird said...

I know your going to have a wonderful time and RR will be a great host.

Monday, November 21, 2005 7:05:58 PM  
redtbird said...

CALMELIN: Great piture. You should have been one of the finalist.
Did you book your cruise, yet? Barbra put us up by your patio sense we don't have one you'll have to share.

Monday, November 21, 2005 7:20:53 PM  
CallmeLin said...

RedTBird - great to see you back hope the computer problems are all fixed. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.


Monday, November 21, 2005 9:36:25 PM  
Zarah said...

I saw you on Oprah today. But in Sweden. Cool idéa you have there, hope you find that special someone! =)

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 5:41:44 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Hello and Good Morning To All.....

Long time no talkie, hope all is well with y'all.

Wanted to express my congaulations and happiness to and for those fortunate six (way to go Gael!!) that will be traveling with Richard.

Wishing safe travels to Richard and companions. Also, wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Deb Eddy

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 8:36:19 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

hello CorrinneJean
you ask what you could do to make us happy...while i AM happy, what would make me happier would be this; while you are in Africa, if you could take 5 minutes at the the beginning or end of your day, to just sit quitely and just concentrate and fill your mind and body with thoughts and feelings of goodwill for all the inhabitants of the continent of Africa...i would thank you for doing that...

...and i hope you have a safe and fabulous trip,


Tuesday, November 22, 2005 7:00:24 PM  
JoeInMB said...

Hello Ladies,

Vicki asked me to post the following message for her:

Vicki from Fla. & Ga. & KY. & now BRAZIL!!!!!
"Put one foot in front of the other.....with enthusiasm......each and every day......don't ever give up....and you too can create your own adventure!"
I really want to try to relate to all of you what it feels like to be one of the "final 6" for Richard's fantastic trip around the world. If I was to be completely honest I would have to say that there really are no words that can adequately express the feelings, the excitement and the vision of what's to come. In fact, I've been pretty much "dilirious or numb" for the last seven months....ever since I starting communicating with Richard via email and phone conversations. We actually didn't even meet in person until the incredible Manhattan Beach event with the other "Fabulous Finalists".....truly one of the best experiences of my entire life! The friendships I made there will last a lifetime!! The memories are forever in my mind and heart! Richard, his family, and his friends are the "real deal" and I feel lucky to have met all of them. I've gone through every emotion in the book. Is it too soon to get back out there after such a long marriage (36 years) and painful divorce, will my 4 adult kids (and grandkids) be upset with me for doing this wild and crazy thing, should I be concerned that there are 5 "other" women after me, am I setting myself up to possibly be hurt...again.... etc., etc? The answers to all of the above are an emphatic "NO." I am 59 years old and proud of it! I've earned the right to be outrageous and to live life however I choose. This is MY time! There is no question that with age comes wisdom....wisdom to know that's it's ok to take chances and have fun and share and laugh and love no matter what the outcome. I truly look forward to each and every day and always try to live life on the edge and to the fullest. I've never been happier.....and I'm pretty darn old! Thank goodness I discovered very early on after my divorce that the best revenge for any of life's challenges is to live well and to do it with great enthusiasm! I feel very lucky to have met Richard this late in my life, an amazing man with great passion and zest for life who's generous beyond belief! We're all looking for that perfect partner but even if there's no "love connection" I know that we'll still be friends forever! The best advice I can give everyone (regardless of age) is to just get out there, don't be afraid, take baby steps if you have to, but just DO IT!! You never know, you just might get more than you bargained for. I SURE DID!!!! Vicki

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 9:04:36 PM  
Vicki In Brazil said...


Thanks for the "jungle" well wishes. I know this native's been getting restless! Where's the vine?? Richard's "Jane" is ready to swing!!

Vicki-in-brazil (almost!!)

Saturday, November 26, 2005 6:16:05 PM  
Vicki In Brazil said...

dreamweaver 18

Thanks for all your "jungle" well wishes. One thing for sure this native's getting restless! Where's the vine?? Richard's "Jane" is ready to swing!!


Saturday, November 26, 2005 6:19:39 PM  

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