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  December 17, 2005
For you in this issue:
  • Notes from Vicki
  • Quick Links for the Senior Bachelor Cruise and Finalists
  • Free Compatibility Profile

    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

    It is with the deepest sadness and regret that I inform you of the passing of Wendy Steele, one of the 22 Fabulous Finalists. Wendy was 64, looked 44, and had the most wonderful and warm spirit and smile.

    Wendy lived in Montecito, California, and is survived by two loving daughters, Hope and Nicole. Wendy embodied the true spirit and purpose of the Senior Bachelor endeavor and we are all sad at her passing. She made great friends among those in her group and was even planning to host a reunion in her beloved Montecito.

    Please remember her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

    It is very difficult, to say the least, to discuss happy subjects given the tragic news about Wendy, so out of respect, I will keep this very short.

    I also wanted to inform you that one of the six Ladies planning on traveling with me, Corinne Jean, has decided she will not be participating due to personal reasons.


    For three magnificent days we stayed right across the Brazilian border in Argentina at the Iguassa Grand Hotel Resort and Casino. Click here to see their website.

    Folks this is a true FIVE star Hotel and Resort and I highly encourage you to click on the link and check it out. The spa is magnificent. Also, just as Jill Siegel was the Brazil specialist, Sandra Borello is a highly recommended specialist for travel in Argentina. Sandra's email is

    On December 20, Vicki will be returning to Atlanta. We were together for more than three weeks and I feel that, at the minimum, I have made a great new friend. In fact, we had a blast and I was honored to spend so much time with her! She has some great comments to share with you below about this latest leg on our trip.

    I will have more to say in the future, but that's it for this week.

    Happy Holidays.

    Richard Roe
    Senior Bachelor


    Click here to see more photos from our Journey!

    Notes from Vicki

    Salvador was fabulous! Now I know what Richard means about taking a few days here and there to just relax and recuperate. The Amazon was fast and furious with little "break time" and Salvador was quite the opposite.

    Mornings were spent relaxing by the Oceanside pool, walking on the beach, catching up on e-mails, shopping, working out or just doing whatever "floats your boat." Just like a real vacation!!!!

    In the afternoons we always regrouped and took a taxi together to the Pelourinho, a unique, quaint historic center where we did our sightseeing and window shopping. There were magnificent churches everywhere.

    All were completely different from one another and over the top gorgeous! The local art was also amazing (of course I bought some) as were the crafts and sexy little Brazilian clothes. The women wearing them weren't bad either and really know how to "strut their stuff!" I am happy to report that my "two men" have been GREAT about not gawking at the "local attractions" when I am in their presence. True gentlemen! I bought a cute little mini wrap skirt (just to blend in of course!!) It shows about a millimeter of midriff but that's all it took for Umberto to start calling me "the naked lady!" Richard on the other hand complimented me on my break from "tomboy" attire. However, I didn't count on that wind blowing it up over my face the entire night!!!! Just can't stop stepping out of that box!!

    Every night we went to our favorite restaurant in the district and sat outside with all the action. The food was fabulous and my wrap skirt continued to expand nicely with every bite!! We ordered capoeiras, a popular local drink which also appears to be the ONLY alcoholic beverage that doesn't give Richard and me a headache-- so, we indulged every night!

    By the way, Umberto now speaks Portuguese too. That makes a total of 6, yes, SIX languages! Took him only about 3 days to learn that one!! Like me, Richard's not fluent in any language but it's amazing how he can carry on a whole conversation with someone who does NOT speak a word of English. So, I let him do all the talking-- or should I say hand gesturing!!

    The entire trip has been truly incredible!! I keep pinching myself to make sure it's really me being treated like a princess. RR and I are on the same page now with everything and have our routines down pat. The relationship actually feels very "comfortable" and "easy." I can honestly say we are really good friends and there are no more awkward moments.

    To the FFF's (Fabulous Five to Follow): You're going to have a BLAST! No worries! I've done my job well as the "pioneer!!" RR now knows what to expect from all rest of the "crazy" ladies that he's selected. I have assured him, however, that I'm the SANEST, the most FUN, the most NORMAL, the BEST traveler and the most ADAPTABLE of the entire group. Oh, I also have the biggest hair!!! Soooo, you're all now on your own!!!!! Be sure to pack light and leave room for your entire set of encyclopedias since most of the computers over here are from the Stone Age and "google" is often not available. You'll need reference materials to keep up with the wealth of information that "waterfalls" from Richard's brain!! Speaking of waterfalls-- we're off today to Iguassu Falls for some more fun. Can't wait! I'll probably be ready to do some more "dangling" there for sure so be ready!! At least this time it will hopefully be over water!!

    Thanks for following along,


    Quick Links for the Senior Bachelor Cruise and Finalists
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    Wow! One of the finalists really knows how to party! She is bringing along no fewer than 12 of her friends on the cruise this summer!

    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 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 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! Free Compatibility Profile

    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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