In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
A Troubled Bridge Over
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
In our adult lives we have done
some 'adventurous' things. At least we would like to call it that...
Rickety bridge over
river with small village structures below
This bridge looked safe enough
to walk over.... from a distance! (The gathering of huts below were for people
to relax, while drinking the local beer or whisky and watching the sun set or
The bridge looks safer
Our driver assured us that it
was OK to walk over. "Mai pen Rai," he said. But we hesitated, thinking we
would view the bridge safely from afar.
A couple of planks are
missing... but no problem!
He even said he would take the
lead. "C'mon! Follow me!"
A closer look at the
missing and spongy planks of the bridge
He said, "stay in the middle"...yeah
right! Half of the boards were rotted, the other half were spongy and no good.
What did we get ourselves into here?
Peaceful view of the
village and fishing structures below
The view was serene, though
our knees were wobbling, thus shaking the bridge!
Our driver is no longer
in the lead... where did he go?
What happened to our driver
taking the lead? What do you do at the halfway point? At least we see the end in sight!
The driver and Akaisha
are clinging to each other for safety
Notice he's clinging onto the
rail behind me (!) and Akaisha is clinging to him! Thanks guys!
(Even so,.. how is that going to help if the bridge collapses or we fall
Needless to say we made it, but
this is one of those things when after it's over we scratch our heads wondering,
"Why did I do that?"
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