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It is December 7 at 4:30AM. I’m through security, sitting at gate number 4 at the Little Rock Airport. Outside there is snow AND ice on the ground. And if that weren’t bad enough, I just discovered I am old and disintegrating. Surprise! That’s what I get for sitting on my butt for two years [...]

It is December 7 at 4:30AM. I’m through security, sitting at gate number 4 at the Little Rock Airport. Outside there is snow AND ice on the ground. And if that weren’t bad enough, I just discovered I am old and disintegrating. Surprise! That’s what I get for sitting on my butt for two years I guess.

Anyone who has been in Little Rock Airport knows it isn’t very big. Gate 4 is just a little way from the security gate so I haven’t actually carried my bag far but already I am thinking of what I can do without. This thinking is induced by pain. My back hurts. My shoulder hurts. My arm hurts. I’m just a mess. What I really need right now is a big cup of latte and a couple of ibuprofen. Don’t have either.

Well, I wanted a change. I got it. I hope I survive to get to Xela. That is where I had intended to “get back into shape.” That wasn’t supposed to be on the agenda for at least a month. By then I’ll probably be carrying everything I own in one pocket.

Filed under: Air Travel, USA

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Gar Williams liquidated his former life, sold all his possessions that wouldn’t fit into a 46 liter backpack, and left it all behind at age 63. He is now traveling the world, and, in his words, is finally doing what he wants to do. Gar stops by at VagabondJourney.com from time to time to offer his wisdom and advice on the Senior Vagabond series. has written 65 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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  • Sis December 7, 2011, 3:47 pm

    It is Hell to get old but we all have to do it because the alternative is not good. If I know you, you will make it just fine. Thinking about you and hoping for the best. Love Sis

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    • Gar December 11, 2011, 11:53 am

      Doing fine now. Nothing like some sunshine and a few days R&R. Life is good.

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  • Dana December 9, 2011, 5:49 am

    Bon Voyage Ed!! I hope the start of your trip has been better than your airport post!!! Remember KEEP IBUPROFEN IN YOUR POCKET ALONG SIDE $5 FOR LATTE!!

    i LOVE YOU MAN! KEEP A POSTING!

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    • Gar December 11, 2011, 11:55 am

      Good advice. Got the ibuprofen now. Sometimes the latte is hard to come by here but the coffee is good.

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  • Nancy Taylor December 13, 2011, 8:57 pm

    Awesome, I have became a huge fan of the Australian tea that you gave us and now it is gone. :-(. oh well it was good while it lasted! be careful taking ibuprofen, it can tear your stomach to pieces! Anyways, I am sure you are loving the weather in Guatamala and I am happy to hear the coffee is good too! Enjoy your trip and as Aunt Louise says you will do just fine getting in shape!

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    • Gar December 14, 2011, 8:14 pm

      Hi, Not to worry. I’m doing fine now. I only take ibuprofen rarely so no worry about stomach problems from that. Take care. I’ll get a new post up in a day or so.

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