I left the Navy with a wild decision to find the right woman to spend the rest of my life with. At that point in my life, I had no roots. There was absolutely nothing to prevent me from settling anywhere in the world. I had my boots, my bedroll and my bike. The rest was in a pack-out somewhere between Desert Storm and somewhere.
I was ready to begin the greatest adventure of my life. I had no idea what was in store for me. After six months back in the States, I was planning to join the Peace Corp with a nursing degree so I could get back to the "real world." The States I had known before I left did not exist anymore. Perhaps it did, but I was no longer the same person, and I could no longer understand it's people or politics. I was ready to return to the home I had found in the South Pacific. Then, when I least expected it, I met my future wife, and my greatest adventure began.
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