Dear Honoured Guests,
It is with heavy heart and and many partings that I announce the upcoming closure of Possum Valley Rainforest Cottages. I can assure those with existing bookings that they will honoured. I am looking to the future and have decided to emigrate. To Mars. I have already emigrated the maximum distance around the planet Earth, and am now looking for another challenge.
It seems that the opportunity has recently become feasible and I should be able to buy a ticket sometime soon. Until then please keep the bookings for Possum Valley coming in until I formally publish a “Cessation of Trading Notice”.
I think I would be ideally suited to be amongst the first to establish a viable self-sustaining colony on Mars as an engineer trained pioneer with some experience of setting up housing and infrastructure where none has existed before. And my experience of trouble-shooting problems and creative use of adapting available resources to new uses should be an asset. Think Apollo 13 and saving
the world, a world, with a paper cup , a plastic tube and duct tape. I will put in a special requisition order for duct tape. I don’t think I’ll bother putting carpenter on my CV.
I am particularly looking forward to a reduction in gravity to about a third of Earth’s. As I get older, gravity sucks. More and more. I realise this is a subjective observation, but would like some relief nonetheless.
For those of you who have not been advised of this opportunity by your travel agent, I enclose this link. http://waitbutwhy.com/2016/09/spacexs-big-fking-rocket-the-full-story.html?utm_source=List&utm_campaign=73e2e2b448-SpaceX_BFR_09_28_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5b568bad0b-73e2e2b448-51575141&mc_cid=73e2e2b448&mc_eid=0099d237a7
There are enough characters in that address to define the position of every particle in the universe.
I am not packing my bags just yet, as the article points out the price should come down and of course I am waiting for a bargain. Cheap flights. Standby specials. Wonder if I can get a window seat?