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Old 27-09-2011, 15:20   #1
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Good Ol' Pop - The 1919 Version of the Energizer Bunny

I'm no longer sailing to the far reaches of the world by other's schedules and directions, but rather a more important role of caregiver to my 92 year old Dad. He gave me a great childhood, so what comes around, goes around.

In the past, taking dad to Sacramento for doctor's appointments was about all the driving he could take in a day, about 60 miles. I was surprised this morning when he asked "are we still on for Yosemite"? Since getting the V, he has been able to cover more ground, Tahoe, Reno, North Shore, Hwy 88, but Yosemite is 140 miles one way on very windy roads. Well today, not only Yosemite was no problem, he asked if we could go home via Tioga Pass at 9462' then on to 395 and Nevada, then 88 W to 89 N and on to 50 westbound. I asked if he was sure about this and told him how long that will take, he said "lets do it". We were in the car today from 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM. I guess he is good for any drive now. The V was the right car for me to drive and him to ride.

I hope to have the pleasure of caring for him for many more years. After this "job", I will return to the sea, but this time as a cruiser, on my schedule instead of the Merchant Marine.



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Re: Good Ol' Pop - The 1919 Version of the Energizer Bunny

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Re: Good Ol' Pop - The 1919 Version of the Energizer Bunny

And now your back out sailing?
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Re: Good Ol' Pop - The 1919 Version of the Energizer Bunny

That's fantastic enjoy every moment together they are more precious in memories than any other experience in life... Give him your best good on ya!!!!!!
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Re: Good Ol' Pop - The 1919 Version of the Energizer Bunny

The dementia keeps things interesting, but his old memories are still intact. As a teenager, he had 3 paper routes in the Long Beach area in 1933. As was his routine after finishing up he would reward himself with a jelly filled donut from the Helm's delivery truck. While resting and eating his donut, sitting on the bumper, he thought the driver all of a sudden was pulling out of the parking space, but all it was, was the large Long Beach earthquake. It is like having a live history book.
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Re: Good Ol' Pop - The 1919 Version of the Energizer Bunny

Well done.

Whats a V
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Re: Good Ol' Pop - The 1919 Version of the Energizer Bunny

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Well done.

Whats a V
The 4 wheeled equivalent to a Gunboat. 556 hp and a 6 speed stick in a Cadillac. Crazy fast but not near as fast as my 1923 Track-T.

This is the stripped down Outremer Light, 4 wheeled equivalent. Tips the scales at 1790 lbs, 516 lb/ft of torque into a 5 speed manual and a Jaq IRS.



Yep, still crazy after all these years.
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