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Old 06-24-2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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Hello there,

Im 34... and just getting started!

The thing is after some "tricks" of life itself, ive decided (i mean REALLY decided), to wake up my old dream of spending my (hopefully long) last years at sea, without waiting for a doubtfull retirement plan or ending up in some asillum.

Although ive sailed before (small competition boats -arround 5mt), ive never got my hands on a real cruiser... but i will!

So, im here on a long term project, to "absorb" all the information i can on... just about... Everything! Dont worry... I have the time.

Greetings from Portugal.

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Bon dia Messias,

Wish I was 34 again!

Good luck with your sailing plans and in absorbing as much information as you can.

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I too wish I was 34 years old. Not a bad age to start cruising.

Best of luck.

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Well in our club the best sailors are of age 90+

You are never too old or to young to start! Enjoy your planning and spending of money!
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I started at 34 as well. It is the perfect age to start as you have the time, money, health etc... to make it happen. Good luck!
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Welcome! We'll look forward to hearing about your adventures at sea!

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Messias,

Jon & I are in the same boat you're in (Pun intended, although lame)! We're in our mid & late 40's though so don't feel you're starting late! I wonder who on here is the oldest to start sailing and live onboard full time and for how long?? I'm sure there is TONS of experience to be had here so I'm really looking forward to making some lifelong friends here! Welcome! I just registered today too.
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Hello, Cowgirl Phyllis,

Been through Lathrop on my way to see friends in St Joseph -- question why is Lathrop called

"The Mule Capital of the World" ????
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Hello, Cowgirl Phyllis,

Been through Lathrop on my way to see friends in St Joseph -- question why is Lathrop called

"The Mule Capital of the World" ????
Ahhh...so glad you asked! Lathrop was once known as "The Mule Capital of the World" and home to the Guyton & Harrington Mule & Horse Farm that supplied horses and mules to the British Government during the Boer War from 1898-1901 and later to the Indian Government. It's estimated that they also supplied around 350,000 horses & mules during World War 1, making Lathrop, the Mule Capital of the World at that time!

One of our favorite restarants in town is called The Hungry Mule. They have the best tenderloin sandwiches! Next time you travel through, look us up and we'll meet you at The Mule for a tenderloin!
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Phyllis,

"One of our favorite restaurants in town is called The Hungry Mule. They have the best tenderloin sandwiches! Next time you travel through, look us up and we'll meet you at The Mule for a tenderloin!"

Are you yanking my chain? In South East Asia - almost anything is edible - but I just cannot see myself sitting down to a mule's tenderloin sandwich. Aren't they tough with a strong flavour?

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The Motorcycle parked outside the Hungry Mule (brown arrow) looks just like a Big Ruckus, one of my favourite small bikes (250cc)

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Richard,

You have me laughing...so sorry for the confusion. The name of the little hole in the wall is The Hungry Mule and yes, that's it in your photo! They serve regular pork tenderloin sandwiches that are to die for! This girl won't be eating any mules anytime soon. I love my horse too much! I have tried some odd dishes, but mule has not been one of them. Maybe you were just yanking my chain though??
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