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