Don’t Wait, Go Now!

Don’t Wait; Go Now!

With all of the news lately about the Ebola virus as well as the uprisings in the continent of Africa and other nearby countries, several friends voiced serious reservations about our choosing to circumnavigate Africa on our 83-day voyage. We explained that our trip around the world in 2011 was also fraught with “adventures:” uprisings in Egypt and moving Mubarak to Sharm el- Sheikh just before we visited, the tsunami in Japan while we were in Osaka, and the earthquake in Christchurch four days prior to our arrival.

After talking with a friend from Albuquerque about not waiting to experience the adventures you dream of, she wrote the following in an email:

In this “should of, could of” world, time passes by faster than we realize. We all  have our bucket list of things we want to do and places we want to see. The  problem is that life keeps getting in the way with those little “to dos;” and before  you know it, time’s up.

An active couple, friends of mine, had often talked about taking an around-the-   world cruise. What a great way to see so many places and not have to  continuously pack and unpack. This topic came up often; yet, when asked about “when,” there was always an excuse of some sort, and a “we’ll get to that soon”  response. Unfortunately for this couple, “soon” will not take place. Jim  unexpectedly died a month ago. He was in excellent health; and thus, it was  such a shock to everyone who knew him.


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8 Responses to “Don’t Wait, Go Now!”

  1. Barbara Greenstein October 1, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Couldn’t agree with you more, Carolyn! You and Mary Jane have inspired me to cancel my trip to NYC tomorrow and, instead, book a month long cruise with Regent Seven Seas Voyager in Dec/Jan. Will start in Capetown,SA then onto Mozambique, Zanzibar, Mombasa, Seychelles, Maldives, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore & home. Going alone but am sure to meet other widows ‘on the walk!’ Will spend Xmas, NewYears & Jan. 6th birthday (78 yrs. young!) but will enjoy whatever they offer. Thanks for providing the momentum! Guess our lunch will be in February! Much love and Happy Travels for all of us!

  2. Sounds like the right thing to do!

  3. Have you heard that the FIRST Ebola case has been diagnosed here in the USA. Someone who just traveled from Liberia and is now in Texas. Now they are searching for all the people he came in contact with here in the states. Please be safe and have the time of your life. Janet

    Sent from my iPad


  4. I couldn’t agree more. Yours is a wonderful adventure and you have to go while you can. We looked at a trip to Lybia a few years ago…. Now, of course, no one can travel there. Life is short. Eat desert first!

  5. Good for you, C. I have concerns about being a victim of drive-by shooting, but that happens with frequency on the streets of Austin and San Antonio …. so, go! do ! see !! experience !!!, but do watch your toes and where you step !!!

    Have fun …. Bon voyage !!! Hugs, Sh

  6. Life is but a dream – go for it!

  7. I have a friend whose family always said “Take the torte when the plate is passed.” Glad you are taking the torte and enjoying every minute of it now!

  8. Where are you now? What day will you be in Malaga?

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