Friday, March 2, 2012

Where's Wayne-O?

Do you remember "Where's Waldo?"  Well, we have a Waldo (AKA: Wally) in our midst.  Yep, it's none other than Wayne-O Ranney.  Dear Friend & LBR Wayne-O Ranney is really "Out There" right now. Yep, he's been let loose aboard a hot rod jet liner and is guiding people to the far flung, remote corners of our Lovely Planet.  Here's a few photos I shamelessly robbed from his blog.  There are more comments below the photos.  (PS--If you do not remember "Where's Waldo," click here for a refresher.)
 Here's Waldo, Opps, we mean Wayne-O standing beside the private jet that whisks his clients into and beyond those extra special little nooks and crannies of our Oh So Dear Planet.  Back in 2005, we asked Wayne if he had a GPS unit.  He said he did but he didn't use it much.  We asked him what he used it for.  He said, "Well, when I am escorting people on those jet tours, I turn on the GPS so I won't miss any cities that we fly over.  The GPS really comes in handy for that."  Right ON, Wayne!
 Here's where Waldo, Opps, we mean Wayne-O is staying tonight as you read this.  Tough duty, eh?
Of course, Waldo, Opps, we mean Wayne-O had to soak up some of the local amenities on a remote atoll in the Maldives.  Yep, he soared over 500 feet about this boat while hovering in his parachute above the 80+ degree waters of the ocean below.  Wayne's always been an inspiration for the rest of us earth-bound mere mortals.  DF & LBR's Terry M. and Phyllis W. are definitely "Out There," too.  Terry was just down in a remote corner of Columbia and Phyllis just returned from 7 weeks in Tunisia.  However, with Waldo, Opps, we mean Wayne-O, you really never know where he is going to pop up, whether on a parachute or whatever.

Here's an interesting footnote.  We emailed Waldo, Opps, we mean Wayne-O today asking if he wanted to join a five-day Verde River trip through the Wilderness on The Journey To The Center Of The State April 5-9.  Although Waldo, Opps, we mean Wayne-O is currently enjoying some real "rare earth experiences," he replied, "Thanks for letting me know. It likely wouldn't work for me. I have something on the 5th and something on the 9th. Bummer. Bummer. Bummer."  That's how much Wayne cares about his Motherland--Ol' Airy Zonie.  Thanks, Wayne, that was a very kind note and we appreciate it a lot.

Carry On, Wayne--we're looking forward to your adventures tomorrow and forever.

If you wish to get involved in a more real time following of Where's Wayne, visit his excellent blog by clicking here.  If you'd like to know a little bit more about how the tour company operates their private jet tours, click here.  And, in the meantime, have a great day & Many Cheers,  jp


Anonymous said...

Cost Per Person
Double Occupancy: $59,950, I wonder how the tips rate with that jet set?

Wayne Ranney said...

John - thanks for re-post - I'm touched. I do wish I could join the Journey to the Center of the Earth, er, Arizona trip. I'm writing from Kathmandu, Nepal right now - our charter jet to Bhutan was delayed and we are here in the executive lounge using free Wi-Fi. I'll repost your post!!

Cheers, WR er Waldo