“I graduated high school in 1970, so my high school years were the 60’s. We thought the messages being sung by the Beatles and the Stones; Janice and Jimi were going to change the world. I went to concerts in college and listened to music constantly. Then I got married, got a job and moved into the work-a-day reality. In 1979, my sister-in-law gave me the album, Volcano, by Jimmy Buffett. When I listened it, the lyrics from ‘A Pirate Looks at 40’ grabbed me. I’ve always been around boats, I love the beach lifestyle and the places where bananas and coconuts and limes grow. I’ve sailed long distances on the blue ocean, and approached ports at sunset after long days on the sea. I’ve smelled the perfume of the land, the flowers and bread being baked. I bought and sold grass in college but the money never seemed to last.
Through the years, I’ve dreamt of living the lifestyle Jimmy describes in his songs. I never let that dream go. And now I’m doing it! My wife and I have been driving around Mexico for nearly six months. We leave today for Guatemala and eventually we’re headed to Costa Rica to live our lives in a place like Jimmy describes in ‘One Particular Harbour’.”
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