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Give us two years…

Another piece of the off the hook puzzle – we need to move to an area where western culture doesn’t permeate as deeply as it does in middle America.  A place that has a island vibe.  We tend to gravitate towards places where a lot of retirees tend to end up, like Palm Springs, and Aspen…but the most promising locale that we have found thus far is a little jewel about 90 miles NW of Miami, Fl and about two hours by boat from Key West called Marco Island.  marco-island.jpgMrs. Park’s parents just bought a place there about two years back.  The majority of the population is older than 55, but i have always felt at that age, you are wise enough to weed out all the bullshit in life, and you just tend to end up in places like that – where life is slow, the days are long, and weather is fantastic.  The world as we know it seems to melt away in places like that.  I suppose we feel a sort of affinity with the old folks…i always have thought of myself as an old soul anyway.  I never really got pop music, or clubbing, and found it difficult to mesh with the trends and ideas of my particular demographic.  Anyway…this place is about as close to the Caribbean as you can get without actually going there.  Naples is  just north of Marco and is a little more fast paced and  should i say – hipper.  There are actually a lot of great restaurants and bars in the area, and shopping.  Marco has some great joints too – a lot of really laid back dives and local secrets that would surprise the most discerning food critic.  White sand and sunsets that rivil that of Tuscany – Marco is the American Paridise as far as i’m concerned.  Just give us 2 years…we’ll get there… Where is this wonderful place?  Here are a few maps for ya….

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things are happening…

well, things are falling into place it seems, and i couldn’t feel more fine. We arrived in Columbus, Oh about two weeks ago and so far, things have been moving right along. Randy and Barb have taken me in to their house and things are as lively as ever. Andy and Flip are home, Barb is still playing tennis and Randy is still working out at 5:00 in the morning and occasionally wounds himself. Things just don’t change…Popcorn, Phad Thai, Gus barking at the mailman, the Reds seem to be playing three games a day, as the summer breeze blows and stirs up pollen for perhaps the last time this summer as we melt into fall…

So, we found this kick ass house basically. It is a four bedroom, four bath, 2800 square foot Victorian home located in (obviously) Victorian Village – a neat little suburb of downtown that is nestled right up against the Short North (the art epicenter) and the Arena District. It has tons of room! Andy is going to live with us and build his dream studio upstairs. Steph has another year with the freaks from 11th and High. Andy and I will be toiling away at our nonexistent careers, and spending every other waking moment watching the new big screen that we are currently taking measurements for.

Here is a map of the area

Running is happening for me now – like the outdoors now apparently, and i’m gonna buy an 80 lbs bag for stress management to hang in the basement. Sound weird? Suddenly i’m a boxer.

Randy has been very helpful with the job search as well and i would like to take my hat off to him…i have an interview with the marketing division of Cardinal Health this week – wish me luck…

Oh, i got a kick ass camera too…it’s a Sony SLR from me marrmy…check out the pics and let me know what you think…

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