Thursday, June 29, 2017

Go Ahead Jump / Adelante Salta

La version español está después de la versión inglés.

SAN GERALDO AND I have been know to jump into just about anything in our time together. We have ideas. We talk. We plan. We take the plunge. "What's the worst that can happen?" we ask. And then we decide we can survive whatever that is. When we talked in 1999 of opening a hotel in Palm Springs, California, we decided the worst that could happen would be that we'd go broke and have to start all over again. We did... and we did. And we survived. This is about as stable (well, that's a relative term) as we've been for a very long time. We've lived in the same city in the same home for 4-1/2 years. That's nearly a record.

SAN GERALDO Y yo hemos sido conocidos para saltar en casi cualquier cosa en nuestro tiempo juntos. Tenemos ideas. Hablamos. Planeamos. Tomamos la zambullida. "¿Qué es lo peor que puede pasar?" le pedimos. Y luego decidimos que podemos sobrevivir a lo que sea. Cuando hablamos en 1999 de abrir un hotel en Palm Springs, California, decidimos que lo peor que podría suceder sería que nos iríamos a la quiebra y teníamos que empezar todo de nuevo. Lo hicimos ... y lo hicimos. Y sobrevivimos. Esto es casi tan estable (bueno, eso es un término relativo) como hemos estado por un tiempo muy largo. Hemos vivido en la misma ciudad en la misma casa durante 4-1/2 años. Eso es casi un récord.

FROM MY WALK ON THE BEACH MONDAY. THIS IS WHERE WE BELONG.
DE MI PASEO EN LA PLAYA LUNES. SOMOS A DONDE PERTENECEMOS.

Might as well jump.
Deberías saltar también.

22 comments:

  1. it's the blond woman that ruined van halen (old joke)!

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    1. anne marie:
      I can't believe I used to think that blond woman was hot! Must have been the hairy chest.

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  2. That is really inspiring!

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  3. Good life lesson.
    If you don't take a leap every so often how will you ever know what you can do.
    That said, when's your next jump?

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    1. Bob:
      Just want to do some hopping right now and explore more of Spain and Europe... but you never know what might inspire us.

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  4. Are you getting restless for another jump into the unknown?

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    1. Debra:
      No major jump being considered. But who knows what's ahead.

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  5. terrific photo sequence. Even though you have been in the same geographic location for 4.5 years, you seem to manage to keep things lively and interesting. Like you, we hate to get in a rut.

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  6. As soon as I read the title of your post, I thought of that song. Haha.

    I envy you your risk taking as a couple. My husband and I rarely take a risk of any kind, and while it's safe, sometimes I'm afraid we're missing out.....

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    1. Jennifer:
      We sometimes stress ourselves to the extreme but we thrive on change.

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  7. So when are you and Gerry jumping of the bouncy box into the water? With photos for proof?

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    1. Judy:
      Sometimes even more than than we have!

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  9. Guts is all you need and I'd say you have it in spades.

    Now jump!!

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    1. Ron:
      Guts and a bit of immaturity maybe!

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  10. I think you guys have found 'home'.

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  11. It takes courage to move to another country to make a life for yourself. I'm always impressed by what you've accomplished.

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    1. Stephen:
      Thanks. We've moved a lot. And I was on the move before I met Jerry. I always wondered if I was running away from something. Since being here, I feel like I was just always running towards Spain.

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