Whoever thinks you can't travel after death hasn't heard of Gordon.
Gordon, a Florida Keys man, passed away three years ago. He loved to travel, so his wife of 70 years put his ashes in a bottle with a few dollars and sent him to sea off the coast of Big Pine Key in the Florida Keys. And it appears he finally made it back to land.
Two women on the beaches of Key Colony, another Florida Keys town, found the bottle washed ashore on July 3 and, at first, thought it was just sand. It wasn't until they opened the bottle and read the notes inside did they discover that the sand was ashes and that the man's wife had left $2 for whoever found him next to phone home.
So that's just what they did.
Anna Pepe wrote about what happened to her and the other woman named Judi in a Facebook post that has since been shared more than 85,000 times.
"Judi called the wife in Tennessee who was excited to know of Gordon's travels! Judi added her note, we put him in a rum bottle (you know added a little fun to his trip) with the three notes," she wrote.
The note reads in full:
His ashes made it to Florida! So one of the owners of a hotel, Judi was walking on the beach this morning cleaning up the junk that washed into shore and finds a bottle with a message in it. There are also some sand and 2 one dollar bills. Once we get it open and read the notes we find out that it is in fact NOT sand. It is the ashes of this woman's husband of 70 years named Gordon. She writes that He loved to travel so she sent him travelling in a bottle with a note and money for someone to call home and tell her where he landed. He started at Big Pine Key in March of 2012 and then went to Islamerada where someone found him. They added a note and sent him travelling again and he landed on our beach in Key Colony. Judi called the wife in Tennessee who was excited to know of Gordon's travels! Judi added her note, we put him in a rum bottle (you know added a little fun to his trip) with the three notes. We added another dollar in case Gordon travels far and a long distance call is needed. We will be having a memorial service or a celebration of his life on our beach later today before sending him on his way again.
The pair also added another dollar for the next person to phone Gordon's wife back in Tennessee again. But before he continues his travels, they're doing something special for him.
"We will be having a memorial service or a celebration of his life on our beach later today before sending him on his way again," she wrote.
Happy travels, Gordon!