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Promoting Romance, Adventure and Recognition for People of All Ages! )
  December 1, 2005
For you in this issue:
  • Notes from Vicki
  • Notes from Umberto
  • Quick Links for the Senior Bachelor Cruise and Finalists
  • PerfectMatch.com- Free Compatibility Profile
  •  

    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

    Well, it's one thing to have a zany idea of traveling around the world with six different women for one month apiece, and another thing to be actually doing it!!!

    How do I feel now that the Journey has actually begun?? On the one hand exhilarated and relieved. On the other hand, some nervousness and concern. Exhilarated because after all, travel is a huge passion of mine and I am traveling to countries I have never been to before-like Brazil, Argentina and Chile, Botswana, Southern India, Burma, and Laos, and also to re-visit some other amazing countries. Relieved because quite frankly the last eleven months is the hardest I have ever worked on anything in my life. I never expected the enormous response from so many people from all over the world. And now that the Search part of the endeavor is over, that's a relief. Nervousness because I am traveling with Umberto, with whom I have never traveled before, and of course, six lovely ladies. They say you never really know a person until you live with them or travel with them. So here I am traveling for one month at a time with six women who do not really know me and I really don't know them!! Concern because I still have that daredevil spirit and am now negotiating to get into one of the favelas-the infamous slums of Brazil, rarely seen by outsiders. This is a highly dangerous idea, especially with the cameras Umberto and I are toting. They represent years of work for anyone who stole them. But (this always seems to happen to me!!), I met a guy who can get us in, safely, he claims. A similar event took place with my son Chris nine years ago in Soweto-the most dangerous township in all of South Africa. But a person we met said the same thing this man said, and I just can't seem to resist. Vicki says she's game, so I am trying to put this together.

    The weather is very hot and very humid. The hotel is less than 1 block from Ipanema Beach which is the best beach and safest neighborhood. Vicki has her own room and Umberto and I each have our own room as well. Excellent accommodations, great a/c, CNN and BBC and many other tv stations in English. Enough people speak English to get by and the national language is Portuguese. The Brazilians can look anywhere from very black to very white. The average Brazilian seems a mix of Portuguese, black, and Indian. Beautiful people. Rio has a reputation for thievery, and we are careful wherever we go. I feel Vicki and I are getting along relatively well given rather unusual circumstances-and that's an understatement!!

    Vicki is a very good traveler and seems to handle all situations well. I need about half of each afternoon for Senior Bachelor work and Vicki understands that and finds plenty to do. We're establishing a very nice routine!

    It's been a busy time since we left the U.S. on Monday. Just in case anybody is curious, Rio is 6 hours ahead of California time and 3 hours ahead of east coast time.

    It is VERY hot and humid during the days. Vicki does not have a problem with this as Georgia and Atlanta (where she lives) are similar to this in the summer. But I am not used to this weather. Manhattan Beach has virtually no relative humidity, so typically we do activities from 9-1, have lunch, then chill out in our a/c rooms 'till 6, then a walk along the beach, then dinner.

    We have packed a lot into our first 3 days here. Umberto is doing a great job with the photos and as a traveling companion to both of us. We visited the Statue of Christ today and also went to the top of Sugar Loaf. Last night we had a Brazilian BBQ. What a feast!

    Tonight we will go to dinner at a friend of mine's restaurant. I have not seen him (Roberto) in 10 years. He is a Brazilian and lived in LA in 1995 and 1996. He attended the going away party for Chris and myself when we set off for our around the world trip shooting "Pop&Me." It will be great fun to catch up with Roberto.

    We leave Sunday morning for the AMAZON!! A lifelong dream of mine.

    Umberto will endeavor to post photos every day- so check them out on the "SB Photos" Page by clicking here. I will try to comment on the blog every day, and so will Vicki- click here to check it out. Vicki is requesting her friends to comment on this blog versus hers so everyone can read how she is doing. If you need help with the blog, please be sure to email Joe at joe@seniorbachelor.com and he'll help you. We would love to hear from you. Don't be shy about asking questions about our travels. This is my first time to Brazil (and to other places on this trip) so maybe I can be of help to you!

    As always, safe travels.

    Ciao for now,

    Richard Roe
    Senior Bachelor

    Vicki
    Umberto


    Notes from Vicki

    Thanks for all of your sweet messages. It's so great to have such fabulous friends and family.

    I'm still numb from day 1. Richard has everything planned perfectly. Only a few hours each to catch our breath and catch a few zzzz's. Richard is taking me to all the best places and most of them are "high in the sky." You know how much I love to be waaaaay up there!!

    I can't imagine a whole month of this kind of excitement! I'm like a "kid in a candy store." Can't get enough!!! Keep checking the Senior Bachelor Blog and newsletters, etc. I'll be writing my comments daily if possible.

    Luv, Vic

    Notes from Umberto

    So, here I am, being asked how I feel! Well, I got so used to ask that question to others, that I kind of forgot to look into myself. I guess I'm a bit worried because I feel I have a big and important job, and sometimes I'm concerned not to be able to do it as well as "I" expect to. My job, besides other things, is to document, as faithfully as possible, the adventure taken by a man who was tired to be alone, specially while doing what he loves the most: travelling. Trying to take some pressure off my shoulders, Richard honestly told me the last thing he worries for, is the film-- but I can't. It's my job, and I want to do it well. The project itself deserves the best of me. Maybe it's me; maybe I should relax, but right now I can't.

    Vicki and I took a short walk on the beach this afternoon. She talked in front of the camera for a few minutes, but the funny thing is, that what I was looking for actually came after I had shut it off. There comes my pressure again: finding the right moment, the right words, and just get led by the hand where I'd like this film to go. I will do better! But hey, it's just the first day--of a very long and exciting journey!

    Ciao for now.

    Umberto

    Quick Links for the Senior Bachelor Cruise and Finalists
    HAL Logo

    The bookings for the Alaska Cruises next summer are very brisk! Hard to think about the cool weather of Alaska while handling the heat and humidity of Rio!

    I exchanged emails with Shawn, our Personal Cruise Consultant, and she wants me to remind you that these two cruises are in the "peak" of the Alaska cruising season. They are very popular in their own right- much less with the added attraction of having us party-ers on board! So please start checking your travel calendar and, if you think there is a chance you want to go, contact her ASAP. Your deposit goes directly to Holland America Lines and is completely refundable up to 75 days before the cruise.

    For information about the Senior Bachelor Cruise, click here! Remember to send me an email at Richard@seniorbachelor.com if you need a cruise cabin mate to save the single supplement. We've already matched up a whole bunch of people and I will be able to help you even while on the Journey. Or you can contact our Personal Cruise Consultant, Shawn, at Shawn@seniorbachelor.com or call 1-800-355-3017 Ext. 4294 Mon- Fri, 9:00AM to 6:00PM, PST.

    To submit the Online Cruise Booking Form, click here!

    To see the photos and bios of the Finalists who will be joining me on the around the world Journey, click here!

    PerfectMatch.com- Free Compatibility Profile
    FUN, FIT, FREE and FABULOUS

    From Peggy:

    "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!"

    Ladies and Gentlemen, many of you have taken the free PerfectMatch Compatibility Profile to learn more about themselves to get better prepared to meet and date. You should try it out, too.

    One of the criteria for the 22 Finalists was to take the Free Compatibility Profile and I used the results in making my decisions.

    I did take the Free PerfectMatch Compatibility Profile, and it described me to a "T." It was simple and took less than 15 minutes. Of course, the proof is in the pudding, and only time will tell how this service works for you. My recommendation is to take the Free Compatibility Profile (click here to try it), and if you like what you see with the Profile results, and your budget can afford it, give it a try, and then later tell me your feelings. Good luck. We all are looking for our Perfect Match!!!

    Many people have asked about our association with PerfectMatch. After seeing Duane Dahl, the founder of PerfectMatch on Dr. Phil this past June, and doing some research, we felt this was a company we would like to start an association with to see what kind of results they might provide. I know from working with the Oprah folks how careful they are to research their guests, as does Dr. Phil, and this encouraged me. (Photo courtesy of "Merry Mary".)

    From Linda- "You asked for feedback regarding PerfectMatch. I have subscribed to several online relationship sites with varying amounts of success. However, I believe PerfectMatch has combined the most succinct and efficient program available for those of us with the mature status. Not only is help readily available if needed, the site navigation is seamless. I believe the questionnaires are very well done and if participants answer truthfully, the potential for finding the "perfect match" is excellent."

    From a reader in Georgia- "I never desired nor felt the need to join a dating service. On a lark, I decided to try the free personality profile with PerfectMatch. I was floored and amazed how right on they were on about me."

    Quick Links...



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    Promoting Romance, Adventure and Recognition for People of All Ages! )
      December 1, 2005
    For you in this issue:
  • Notes from Vicki
  • Notes from Umberto
  • Quick Links for the Senior Bachelor Cruise and Finalists
  • PerfectMatch.com- Free Compatibility Profile
  •  

    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

    Well, it's one thing to have a zany idea of traveling around the world with six different women for one month apiece, and another thing to be actually doing it!!!

    How do I feel now that the Journey has actually begun?? On the one hand exhilarated and relieved. On the other hand, some nervousness and concern. Exhilarated because after all, travel is a huge passion of mine and I am traveling to countries I have never been to before-like Brazil, Argentina and Chile, Botswana, Southern India, Burma, and Laos, and also to re-visit some other amazing countries. Relieved because quite frankly the last eleven months is the hardest I have ever worked on anything in my life. I never expected the enormous response from so many people from all over the world. And now that the Search part of the endeavor is over, that's a relief. Nervousness because I am traveling with Umberto, with whom I have never traveled before, and of course, six lovely ladies. They say you never really know a person until you live with them or travel with them. So here I am traveling for one month at a time with six women who do not really know me and I really don't know them!! Concern because I still have that daredevil spirit and am now negotiating to get into one of the favelas-the infamous slums of Brazil, rarely seen by outsiders. This is a highly dangerous idea, especially with the cameras Umberto and I are toting. They represent years of work for anyone who stole them. But (this always seems to happen to me!!), I met a guy who can get us in, safely, he claims. A similar event took place with my son Chris nine years ago in Soweto-the most dangerous township in all of South Africa. But a person we met said the same thing this man said, and I just can't seem to resist. Vicki says she's game, so I am trying to put this together.

    The weather is very hot and very humid. The hotel is less than 1 block from Ipanema Beach which is the best beach and safest neighborhood. Vicki has her own room and Umberto and I each have our own room as well. Excellent accommodations, great a/c, CNN and BBC and many other tv stations in English. Enough people speak English to get by and the national language is Portuguese. The Brazilians can look anywhere from very black to very white. The average Brazilian seems a mix of Portuguese, black, and Indian. Beautiful people. Rio has a reputation for thievery, and we are careful wherever we go. I feel Vicki and I are getting along relatively well given rather unusual circumstances-and that's an understatement!!

    Vicki is a very good traveler and seems to handle all situations well. I need about half of each afternoon for Senior Bachelor work and Vicki understands that and finds plenty to do. We're establishing a very nice routine!

    It's been a busy time since we left the U.S. on Monday. Just in case anybody is curious, Rio is 6 hours ahead of California time and 3 hours ahead of east coast time.

    It is VERY hot and humid during the days. Vicki does not have a problem with this as Georgia and Atlanta (where she lives) are similar to this in the summer. But I am not used to this weather. Manhattan Beach has virtually no relative humidity, so typically we do activities from 9-1, have lunch, then chill out in our a/c rooms 'till 6, then a walk along the beach, then dinner.

    We have packed a lot into our first 3 days here. Umberto is doing a great job with the photos and as a traveling companion to both of us. We visited the Statue of Christ today and also went to the top of Sugar Loaf. Last night we had a Brazilian BBQ. What a feast!

    Tonight we will go to dinner at a friend of mine's restaurant. I have not seen him (Roberto) in 10 years. He is a Brazilian and lived in LA in 1995 and 1996. He attended the going away party for Chris and myself when we set off for our around the world trip shooting "Pop&Me." It will be great fun to catch up with Roberto.

    We leave Sunday morning for the AMAZON!! A lifelong dream of mine.

    Umberto will endeavor to post photos every day- so check them out on the "SB Photos" Page by clicking here. I will try to comment on the blog every day, and so will Vicki- click here to check it out. Vicki is requesting her friends to comment on this blog versus hers so everyone can read how she is doing. If you need help with the blog, please be sure to email Joe at joe@seniorbachelor.com and he'll help you. We would love to hear from you. Don't be shy about asking questions about our travels. This is my first time to Brazil (and to other places on this trip) so maybe I can be of help to you!

    As always, safe travels.

    Ciao for now,

    Richard Roe
    Senior Bachelor

    Vicki
    Umberto


    Notes from Vicki

    Thanks for all of your sweet messages. It's so great to have such fabulous friends and family.

    I'm still numb from day 1. Richard has everything planned perfectly. Only a few hours each to catch our breath and catch a few zzzz's. Richard is taking me to all the best places and most of them are "high in the sky." You know how much I love to be waaaaay up there!!

    I can't imagine a whole month of this kind of excitement! I'm like a "kid in a candy store." Can't get enough!!! Keep checking the Senior Bachelor Blog and newsletters, etc. I'll be writing my comments daily if possible.

    Luv, Vic

    Notes from Umberto

    So, here I am, being asked how I feel! Well, I got so used to ask that question to others, that I kind of forgot to look into myself. I guess I'm a bit worried because I feel I have a big and important job, and sometimes I'm concerned not to be able to do it as well as "I" expect to. My job, besides other things, is to document, as faithfully as possible, the adventure taken by a man who was tired to be alone, specially while doing what he loves the most: travelling. Trying to take some pressure off my shoulders, Richard honestly told me the last thing he worries for, is the film-- but I can't. It's my job, and I want to do it well. The project itself deserves the best of me. Maybe it's me; maybe I should relax, but right now I can't.

    Vicki and I took a short walk on the beach this afternoon. She talked in front of the camera for a few minutes, but the funny thing is, that what I was looking for actually came after I had shut it off. There comes my pressure again: finding the right moment, the right words, and just get led by the hand where I'd like this film to go. I will do better! But hey, it's just the first day--of a very long and exciting journey!

    Ciao for now.

    Umberto

    Quick Links for the Senior Bachelor Cruise and Finalists
    HAL Logo

    The bookings for the Alaska Cruises next summer are very brisk! Hard to think about the cool weather of Alaska while handling the heat and humidity of Rio!

    I exchanged emails with Shawn, our Personal Cruise Consultant, and she wants me to remind you that these two cruises are in the "peak" of the Alaska cruising season. They are very popular in their own right- much less with the added attraction of having us party-ers on board! So please start checking your travel calendar and, if you think there is a chance you want to go, contact her ASAP. Your deposit goes directly to Holland America Lines and is completely refundable up to 75 days before the cruise.

    For information about the Senior Bachelor Cruise, click here! Remember to send me an email at Richard@seniorbachelor.com if you need a cruise cabin mate to save the single supplement. We've already matched up a whole bunch of people and I will be able to help you even while on the Journey. Or you can contact our Personal Cruise Consultant, Shawn, at Shawn@seniorbachelor.com or call 1-800-355-3017 Ext. 4294 Mon- Fri, 9:00AM to 6:00PM, PST.

    To submit the Online Cruise Booking Form, click here!

    To see the photos and bios of the Finalists who will be joining me on the around the world Journey, click here!

    PerfectMatch.com- Free Compatibility Profile
    FUN, FIT, FREE and FABULOUS

    From Peggy:

    "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!"

    Ladies and Gentlemen, many of you have taken the free PerfectMatch Compatibility Profile to learn more about themselves to get better prepared to meet and date. You should try it out, too.

    One of the criteria for the 22 Finalists was to take the Free Compatibility Profile and I used the results in making my decisions.

    I did take the Free PerfectMatch Compatibility Profile, and it described me to a "T." It was simple and took less than 15 minutes. Of course, the proof is in the pudding, and only time will tell how this service works for you. My recommendation is to take the Free Compatibility Profile (click here to try it), and if you like what you see with the Profile results, and your budget can afford it, give it a try, and then later tell me your feelings. Good luck. We all are looking for our Perfect Match!!!

    Many people have asked about our association with PerfectMatch. After seeing Duane Dahl, the founder of PerfectMatch on Dr. Phil this past June, and doing some research, we felt this was a company we would like to start an association with to see what kind of results they might provide. I know from working with the Oprah folks how careful they are to research their guests, as does Dr. Phil, and this encouraged me. (Photo courtesy of "Merry Mary".)

    From Linda- "You asked for feedback regarding PerfectMatch. I have subscribed to several online relationship sites with varying amounts of success. However, I believe PerfectMatch has combined the most succinct and efficient program available for those of us with the mature status. Not only is help readily available if needed, the site navigation is seamless. I believe the questionnaires are very well done and if participants answer truthfully, the potential for finding the "perfect match" is excellent."

    From a reader in Georgia- "I never desired nor felt the need to join a dating service. On a lark, I decided to try the free personality profile with PerfectMatch. I was floored and amazed how right on they were on about me."

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