Sunday, July 1, 2012


My Countdown App now says Zero hours minutes and seconds to retirement.

For the past 43 years, since graduation for medical school, I have never had one day of unemployment. Until today!  No job.  No need to get up early  (even though I did get up at 5 am as usual). No hospital rounds, no office visits. No one dependent on me for their medical care, all safely turned over to my very competent partners. Feels strange. I don't yet believe it.

 We are at Hilton Head Island with our good friends Karla and Michael for the next few days.I will be posting on this wonderful place soon.

Debbie, Rosie and I take off next Saturday, 7/7/12, on our Airstream adventure. See you on the road!


  1. Congratulations, Frank! Looking forward to following your Airstream adventure! Happy traveling :)

  2. Congratulations Frank! Looking forward to good reads. Happy trails!

  3. Congratulations! I am still awaiting my counter to get to zero also.

  4. Hi there, I'm Riger's wife :) So happy for you! Enjoy yourselves :) I can hardly wait till its our turn. A lil over 3 years ;-) Have fun for us:)

  5. This is so much fun! Thanks for the fab photography and fascinating dialogue. So enjoying the trip "with" you.