June 23, 2005 at 1:57 pm #25484
NOTE: I THINK I POSTED THIS MESSAGE ON THE WRONG FORUM FIRST. RE-POSTING HERE.
Mr Ken and Roberta Williams,
I suppose that you receive lots and lots of messages like the one thats about to start here, but I can only pray that you have the time to read these lines.
I would like to thank you for all the work you did on your games. Sierra games represent for me (and for many as I Can see on this forum) our childhood, of dreaming on space ships and quests and liquor stores (hey, this is not a perfect world!) but we sure had a laugh (and a tear when we finished the games).
I remember seeing my first Sierra game, my brother had gotten a pirated copy of Leisure Suit Larry and was running it on his old XT computer. As soon as I saw that I was totally hooked. Sierra games were my life, I Grew up and learned a lot from them, and I thank you deeply for the work you did. Even here so far in Puerto Rico, your games reached and we were very very blessed by them.
It is however sad that I read from both of you that you always try to think of the future and try to never think of the past — sounds almost like you are ashamed of it. Our past is what makes us today, and you are very lucky to have thousands and thousands of people see you like an example and people to dream about.
I can only wish you well in your future dealings, and to actually open an invitation to Puerto Rico, if you are still into boating. Puerto Rico is one of the finest destinations for boaters so please feel free to pay us a visit sometime. (BTW, i guess there are not many Puerto Rico fans here, so you can come here and relax without being bothered hehehe. Just make sure you let ME know hehehe).
May God bless you and hope that you can be convinced to write memoirs of your experiences on Sierra. It will sure be something like a dream to know from yourselves your experiences.
June 23, 2005 at 4:33 pm #25485
I do read everything that gets posted, but only respond when I can think of something intelligent to say.
As you mentioned, we have been busy boating. As I type this we’re in Tokyo enroute to Croatia for a week cruising the islands.
Roberta is the expert in the family about geography, not me. I’ll ask her where Puerto Rico is, and add it to the list of places we want to get to some day. For now, our only near-term plans are the Bahamas, the East Coast of the US, Alaska, the West Coast of Mexico, and across the Pacific.
Thank you for writing!
June 24, 2005 at 4:03 pm #25486
Thank you so much for replying.
Well, Puerto Rico is the eastmost island of the Great Antilles, from west to east we have Cuba, Dominican Republic / Haiti (“La Española”), then east is us, Puerto Rico. East-Southeast of us lie the rest of the Lesser Antilles (St Thomas, Guadaloupe, Aruba…). I assure you its loads of fun under the sun, a great spot for boaters due to the many small islands around the mainland.
Well, wont bother much with that. Hope you have fun in your trip, and say hi to Roberta from a fan in Puerto Rico! Cheers.
PS: Nice map of the area around Puerto Rico here: http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/caribb/pr.htm