Millionair whining......apparently they want it all for free, and make a profit on that.
We are not in their money bracket, but we have owned boats, and one airplane. We used them , and had great times, and did not plan on making a profit. although the Crealock
37 was on lease
back with a sailing club for a few years. That was no money maker .
The piper cherokee we sold
for what we bought for, but the maintenance
costs were constantly increasing. We did not snivel, we did not whimper, we sold
the plane and rented aircraft when we wanted to go flying. We loved 55163, and few her all over the western states. Never thought of making a profit, we were flying because we loved to fly.
Erica and I are a team, sailors, pilots, PADI certified divers, hikers, kayakers,
snorkelers, the skiing and sky diving
diving were Erica's . After the military, I have had two fabulous parallel careers, professionally flying, including the last 17 years as an air combat instructor. ( 2500 missions of five and six G dogfights ) .
Also , hold a U.S.C.G 500 ton , lic, instructor, charters, and international flotila leader. Erica is an M.D. retired as a supervisor for the L.A. County Health
Point being, we are a team, and have shared a special and rewarding life.
About 35 years now. And we do not sit around and live a negative life style, or be moan U.S.D or Eruos, I do not waste my time on something that I cannot control
Our thought is that life is too short to sit and complain about our $ 500,000 catamaran
or a BMW. We are pretty well occupied enjoying life, people , adventures and each other.
We have a fabulous life, were smart with savings and investments , live within our means, and do not need to have the huge house up on top of the hill , nor a luxury car. Fine for others, but not in our retirement budget
) We no longer own boats or airplanes. But our fun meters stay illuminated.
We no longer belong to a sailing club. We have sailed our local waters, and coastal islands for over three decades. Now, we take off every year for two plus week sailing vacations . The latest in the last 13 years, Australia
, the BVI
, and Greece
. Next BVI
trip in may 2019, will be BVI # 17. Ireland
was two trips motoring up the River Shannon for a couple of weeks. Our latest Tahiti
trip was number four ( 3 were previous years ). ,
, the Whitsunday Islands, was two different 30 day sailing
, and land vacations. The Greek Islands
, i was not skipper
, we had a cabin
on a 60 ft. cutter
, and we acted as watch captains sailing the vessel. Along with plenty of kick back time.
We are out to enjoy life in every aspect that is possible. We never expected to make money on either the crealock
37 or the piper cherokee. Especially adding in the costs of maintenance
, slip fees
, tie down fees
, above the purchase
We both loved flying and sailing. And both of those cost money, period.
Those who wish to Stess the length of life to its end, your choice.
We chose not to do that, we have, and are continuing to live life to the fullest.
LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE .
STRESS IS A KILLER.
We choose, the Adventure, staying very fit, exercising 5 days a week. We are out having great times in our beach towns, and meet and respect others.
We have great and interesting good times conversing in human speak, and not hunched over smart phones . We are hiking in our wilderness areas,
and taking stay cations to our mountains and deserts, and continue to sail our adventures in paradise. Plus eco trips to Costa Rica
Life is amazing, and for us, a good plan is to stay positive, healthy , and be active.
while having a fun, loving , and rewarding good times.
Or, not. There is always the alternative .