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Old 01-08-2016, 07:18 PM   #21
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Wow, you sure got some traveling in, in your younger days. Are you still traveling?
79 days until our next jaunt. (One trip, even further back, in 1963, I went across the Pacific from Australia to England by ship, and then overland back to Australia......hardly took a pic.....had an old Kodak camera, little money, and film was (for me) expensive......the untaken pics reside in my head, and I bore people here with the taken ones. )
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People who love to travel can never cure their itchy feet.
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Found this oldie, taken aboard the 16,000 plus ton R.H.M.S. Patris in 1966, en route from Australia to Greece; the majority of the passengers were Greeks either heading home after visiting family in Australia, or Australian residents going (back) to Greece for a visit, (IIRC there were only about 25 of us onboard who were not of Greek extraction).

The vessel, (long since scrapped), broke down in the Red Sea at one point....this was my second voyage on it (first was in 1965....it was cheap).....oh, I'm the one standing, wearing the 'University of Hawaii' sweatshirt that I purchased at Honolulu airport on a layover, San Francisco - Nadi, Fiji.





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I think that you are right about itchy feet. When I was 19, living in Quebec, a friend and I bought an old VW van and travelled through Canada and USA.

After my wife and I were married and living in Calgary in 1979 we decided to change jobs and move to the west coast. We sold up but went to the UK first. Bought a used VW van and travelled through Europe for four months.


We travelled with and without our children. My son has the bug. My daughter does not.

We have always travelled. The first thing we did after retiring was downsize, store or belongings, and travel for seven months. Now we are back but we travel at least twice a year for 2-3 months at a time.

And we still have lots of places to see. If it was up to me, I would store everything and travel for 12-18 months quite easily.
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I think that you are right about itchy feet.
In the 1960s I lived with a bunch of guys in the Toronto Annex; people were coming & going, (we even had a guy knock on the door, looking for somewhere to 'flop', who had gotten our address from someone he'd met in Germany) - they told a story that, before my arrival, a few of them were sitting around exchanging travel stories.....one guy said that the tales were making him want to take off again.......a little while later he said "I think I'll go.....in fact, I think I'll go right *** now".

He got up, packed his bag, said goodbye....and nobody heard from him again.
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Nemo, I have some buddies whose girlfriends will not let them take their credit cards with them to the bar when they meet up. Way too many trips were booked after a few pints!

Nothing like RIGHT now to take off on a trip! That's a great story, and I also love that photo from the ship. What a journey!
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Nemo, I have some buddies whose girlfriends will not let them take their credit cards with them to the bar when they meet up. Way too many trips were booked after a few pints!

Nothing like RIGHT now to take off on a trip! That's a great story, and I also love that photo from the ship. What a journey!
Come to think of it....there WAS a remote possibility that alcohol featured in the story.

On the ship I even got to be King Neptune on the crossing-the-line ceremony.
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Come to think of it....there WAS a remote possibility that alcohol featured in the story.

On the ship I even got to be King Neptune on the crossing-the-line ceremony.


So, where's the photo of you as Neptune, I ask you?
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So, where's the photo of you as Neptune, I ask you?
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(Wasn't as if I had to audition & rehearse for the role...the only other guy with a beard was an orthodox Greek priest...and I don't think he was too interested. )
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OMG, that is WAY better than expected.
Awesome in every sense of the word!
I love everything about these photos. Everything.
If you were my DH, this would be blown up to poster size and hung over the mantle, is all I can say.
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Wow Nemo, you've got nice photos and stories to tell.
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Wow Nemo, you've got nice photos and stories to tell.
I always preferred it to working.
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Sure. But didn't you have to take occasional breaks from travel to go work to raise some money?
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Sure. But didn't you have to take occasional breaks from travel to go work to raise some money?
I try not to dwell on those traumatic times.
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My mom, during her WAC training at Fort Oglethorpe, GA in 1944. She was a truck driver, although she had to sit on a telephone book to see through the windshield and stretch her legs to reach the pedals.

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Nemo, where did that black beard go?

(Love all the pictures...)
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Nemo, where did that black beard go?
I'm starting to think I got gypped by this fast talking used-beard salesman.....he used words like "Distinguished" and "Refined", so I traded it in...........and now all I have is this ratty old gray one.
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Partly to keep the thread alive.....and partly because we're delving into old pics:





Al Kharj (approx 50 miles from Riyadh)....old palace, long since razed, and crater (purported to be from an asteroid/meteorite strike)





Coober Pedy, South Australia, circa 1961/2......opal miners live/lived underground....'town' later to attain some fame in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert



My first ever airplane ride, (with shadow in the foreground), circa 1961/2...Alice Springs to Wyndham, West Australia.



Mahout, Sri Lanka 1985



Yemeni five & dime, Riyadh, 1982
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