My New Years Wish for everybody, even you !

Here I sit this New Years Eve morning in my suite at the Overleaf Lodge and Spa on the Oregon Coast, sipping Champagne, and watching the waves crash into the rocks below. The sun is shining, people are out walking their dogs, and just enjoying life.


I said to my wife this morning how lucky we are to be able to enjoy life to the fullest as we do in our later years. The truth is many Americans, hell, many people not living in America, aren’t able to enjoy their lives the way some of us are, and it’s pretty sad. All I can say is that I have worked very hard my entire life, at any and every job I could to support myself and my family. We here in the U.S. have that freedom of ability, if the jobs are there, and I won’t say any more about that, as my wife tells me time and time again to stay away from political discussions. How right she is, as usual.

I will say that I will continue to travel, drink fantastic wines, and wright about it all, forever ! It’s just how I roll.


My year is ending on an awesome note this year, and with a smile I say that the death earlier this year of my companion Bailey, my Yellow Lab now only brings me smiles of memories. Yesterday I purchase a new “Travel Companion”, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from a breeder in Tillamook, Oregon, that won’t be born until February. I’m so excited, I might just pee my pants ! OK, Not !

Lucy, my puppies Mom

Lucy, my puppies Mom

So relaxing today, Five Course Dinner this evening with my honey at “Ono” on the coast, and a bottle of 2008 Argyle Sparkling Brut while soaking in the spa, overlooking the ocean at midnight. How horrible is that ?

Here’s hoping your New Years Eve is special, and you too have great adventures in store for 2013. Will be talking with you then.

Happy New Years Everyone


About storiesbygary

I am a Freelance Writer / Photographer, writing travel related articles for international magazines, blogs and websites and my own published books.
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