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Old 30-01-2016, 15:02   #1
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8 Years later...

Hi all!

Eight years and three days ago, while sitting in the "Green Zone," in Iraq I posted this: Greetings from Baghdad

Wow does time fly. Well allow me to reintroduce myself My name is Pat and after 8 years of planning, sweat and tears, I find myself on the precipice of going cruising: just closed on 'Ohana(Lagoon 450) and I'm packing up to head out to the Caribbean and start cruising.

Like everyone else here, my journey started with a dream. The plan didn't work out the way I thought it would, but the dream remains.

So here is a heartfelt THANK YOU to the CF community. I'm certain that there are other lurkers out there like me planning away and being inspired by the community.

Expect the best!
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Old 30-01-2016, 15:46   #2
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Re: 8 Years later...

P&T, first of all thank you for serving. Whatever happens between " plans" and dreams it is great that your have moved ahead with your boat purchase and are ready to start cruising. Keep in touch.


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Old 30-01-2016, 15:56   #3
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Yep, it takes a lot of planning and doing, and then, in some ways before you're ready for it, it's time to go!

Congratulations!

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Thank you for your service Brother!

Where are you going in the Caribbean?





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Thank you for your service and congratulations on your soon departure into your new life. You have certainly earned it. Not everyone can take that idea and do the hard stuff that has to happen to make it a reality.
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Old 30-01-2016, 16:54   #6
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Thank you! Going to start in Martinique. From there...
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Wow does time fly. Well allow me to reintroduce myself My name is Pat and after 8 years of planning, sweat and tears, I find myself on the precipice of going cruising: just closed on 'Ohana(Lagoon 450) and I'm packing up to head out to the Caribbean and start cruising.

Like everyone else here, my journey started with a dream. The plan didn't work out the way I thought it would, but the dream remains.
Congrats, you are an inspiration for hanging in there.
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So glad that you made it out of Iraq in one piece, and that your dreams have become reality... so few dreamers turn out to be do-ers. So, well done, Pat, and enjoy the life.

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Congratulations on your accomplishments!
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Old 30-01-2016, 18:03   #11
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Thanks Dave! Your blog/story have been extremely inspirational. Your positive attitude, and willingness to share hard learned lessons kept me(and I'm certain others just like me) going.

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Glad to hear that dreams come true.

You are getting ready to have an unforgettable adventure. Go for it!
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Welcome back. In many ways.
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Thank you for your service. A journey from the green zone to the deep blue ocean zone. Enjoy writing the next chapters of your life.


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Pat,

Congratulations on completing your service [and thank you] and especially for bringing your dreams to fruition. Not everyone succeeds...

Best wishes on your journey.

Cheers!

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