He says if he hadn’t made the right decisions, he’d “still be milking cows in Florida. ” Nowadays, he says, “Most people know me as the grumpy night watchman at the Hotel Mundaka. ” In 1995, Mike scrapped together savings from the gig at the dairy and used it to visit an airline stewardess he’d met in the Caribbean.
In the end, things didn’t work out with the stewardess, but Mike says, “I ended up falling in love again, except this time with Mundaka. ” When your vacation becomes your life, he says, you end up leaving a lot of the familiar things behind.
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