Sunday, September 14, 2008

Road Trip

john,In what paper and what town did the article appear? Thanks for your kind words. Ralph
On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 6:19 PM, Ralph Henry Williams <> wrote:
John,how cool for you to go back to RI.I am headed that way in about 2 or 3 days.I'll ride a few for you.Yours with the Waves!Ralph

On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 11:49 AM, John.Watling <> wrote:
Congratulations on your "dream" road trip!  I read Rick Minter's article of your adventure in my local paper this morning and immediately envied your opportunity.  I would certainly call myself a surfer but, oh what fun it is!
Back in the summer of  '66, as a sophomore in high school,  I had the pleasure of going to Naragannsett Beach in Rhode Island to surf.  
A friend of mine back then got the bug, bought a board (which he still has) and continued to surf a few times a year since then.  One the few occasions of running into this friend over the years I told him I'd like to make a day trip with him sometime back down to Narragansett with him.
Well, it took 42 years but we did go last month and it was a great day.  The waves were only 2-3 foot swells and I didn't catch any to speak of but I had a great day non the less.  It was good to spend some time with an old friend, more updating each other on our lives than rehashing the "Glory Days" of the 60's.  Who remembers the deatails anyway?
Well Ralph, it is a great cause you are on.  May all your rides be good ones, both off and on the water.    I've just let my friend know of your adventure.  We will check your website to stay tuned.

Be safe,


Ralph Williams

Ralph Williams

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hey there Uncle Ralph.
Well, looks like the trip is going well. Good thing on the Fire policy but I didn't know you could get a termite policy as well?? lol
The Woodie looks great, but how does the trailer sleep? How does it trail behind the Woodie?
btw, I posted your story link on a couple BBs I cruiz w/ some car guys. Big responses! If you see some guy pull up next to you along with Virginia cost line in a Plumb purple Dodge Dart that looks like a "granny" car..... don't dare run him.... it will fool you! :-)

Well, keep up the reports and stay safe.... I catch your blog almost daily where I can.
btw, you missed some nice wave action in PR recently.... I was down in Aguadilla area for a few days in between Hanna and Ike. It was good action.

Take care,