Saturday, July 23, 2005

Professional Volleyball Tournament

Today, Saturday, July 23, was a really great day. There is a Professional Beach Volleyball Tournament, and if you have a television set, you probably have seen these incredibly tall, superbly conditioned, young guys and gals playing on the sand. This weekend the tournament is in Hermosa Beach, which is the beach directly next to Manhattan Beach, where I live, and I spent all afternoon there with my three sons. One of my sons works for the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) and all four of us are volleyball nuts and play every chance we get. And there's lots of chances here as Hermosa Beach has 70 courts, and 100 in Manhattan Beach, and you can play virtually every day!! In all of my travels, the beach part of Southern California (from San Diego to Santa Barbara) is 200 miles, and Manhattan Beach is right in the middle) has the best year round climate. No relative humidity, no bugs, and it is 65-75 degrees and sunny 28 days a month all year. I live on the beach and air-conditiong is never needed. Tomorrow, Sunday, at 1:00 Pacific Coast time (so 4:00 east coast time) the women's finals will be on NBC, featuring the gold medal winners at the last Olympics, Keri Walsh and Misty May, two local residents. Bye for now, Richard Roe AKA The Senior Bachelor

PS- For the first time, the women's final are going to be broadcast on Sunday instead of the men's finals (which took place today.) This is because women's volleyball is more popular! Now that's progress!

Travel by the Full Moon- July 23, 2005

Good Morning Ladies,

After seeing a spectacular full moon last night and then watching it "set" over the ocean this morning, I remember how much I enjoy seeing full moons while traveling. Nothing adds to the allure of a foreign, romantic spot than a glorius full moon. You literally see things in a different light! (All puns intended- ha, ha!)

In fact, when I am planning a shorter trip, I try to schedule it around the lunar calendar so I can see the full moon in whatever location I am at. Sounds funny, but do others do that too? Or is it just a happy circumstance? I especially love to see moon light reflecting on water. Please share your full moon stories. RR

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.