I wish you and your wife ALL THE BEST!
It sounds like such an exciting adventure to start ,I hear that Australia is a beautiful country.
I'm glad you were able to work out everything with your cats going,I love my dog if it came down to going or staying I'd have to stay if I couldn't take my dog he is family,he is my closest companion,and the way you spoke of your cats through the years I would venture you wouldn't of gone on without them.
You have a long trip ahead ,and so many things to get accustomed to .
Take Lots of pictures of the country and post them here someday.
God's speed Ron. I thank you for your many years of service, and more to come. I am positive through our limited interactions that you are one of the good ones, and I'm sure that if we had a chance to know the full scope of your service and character (outside of these forums) that we would find a loyal & true American hero. Your fond reflections were very touching, thoughtful, and spot on. I will be losing a valuable ally (most of the time) here.
Good luck to you Bull and the family. Hope it all works out for you.
Lucky you one of the places I would love to go someday.
Australia - wow that is a fantastic place, you are most likely going to be in one of the major cities, but try and get up to Queensland, its forested and very pretty while the remainder of the country is pretty much desert terrain. Great Barrier Reef is a good day trip for snorkleing and glass bottom boats although it can be pretty rough going out the the reefs.
Oh yeah, dont forget the Barbie Q's
How many times is this now? I count at least five where this poster has promised to pack his bags and never return. Just seems like a sanctimonious attempt to get attention. Sad that this poster has to prove everyone right in closing his blog with an immature attempted personal attack and picture that is extremely poor taste.
Oh well, guess we are in for less Bull153 and more "44Magnum." We'll see how that works.
P.S. The image is a COPYRIGHT PROTECTED IMAGE!! Just because you find it on Bing does not make it FREE!!! The image is the property of lifewithdogs.tv as well as the artist Richard Jackson. The court case that illustrates the illegality of using such an image is Gaylord v/s United States from 2008.
Safe travels to you and yours. I hope the 'kitty quarantine' is short with any separation brief. I envy you. This is an assignment I would enjoy. [ After all I AM still a Lieutenant Colonel].
Life throws strange curves. I'm still flying and I have seniority. One day you may be meeting an incoming aircraft commander and realize it is me.
Best of luck, my friend. Yes - I forgive you.
Hello Bull153, Best wishes to you and your family on the new Australian adventure. I hope this new job provides you with challenging opportunities for personal and professional growth. It IS very exciting that, at this later stage of your life, you have the chance to enrich yourself by literally "expanding your horizons". As a firm supporter of "life-long educational growth", I recognize what a great opportunity is before you. Take full advantage of it and have a great time. Sincerely, Karen
Uh... Bull, is that how you do things? You declare a goal and when the going gets tough, you leave before facing the music?
Where are you at with losing the 50 pounds you were claiming you were going to lose this year? I guess there is something I can do that you can't so you are going to move so as not to have to hear it from me.
Fare thee well on your travels and your upcoming adventures.
You know the address, drop a postcard every now and again to let us know how you are doing.
..... An enigma, huh! I like that, sounds like an American mindset to me, you know what i mean, you just can't really quite pin it down. A little of this, and a little of that, but not too much of any one thing in particular....