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Old 06-04-2014, 09:24 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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At the risk of sounding self-congratulating and boasting, I must confess that I have accomplished almost everything I set out to do with my life. As a youth I wanted a life full of adventure, world travel, meeting interesting people and even some celebrities, involvement in political causes dear to me, and to live in an old beautiful historic home.

There are still some places I would like to visit that I have not been to yet: the "Silk Road" countries like Uzbekistan and Khazakhstan; some eastern European countries like Romania and Bulgaria.

Would would be gratifying to me is to see my house completely restored, the slate roof shingles repaired, the kitchen redone. Renovating the old place has been a life-long project.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:06 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Default What is the ONE thing you want to do before you die and why?

Live longer. Life is good. I rather enjoy it. I think a shelf-life of 85 years is just about right if accompanied by reasonable health.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Live longer. Life is good. I rather enjoy it. I think a shelf-life of 85 years is just about right if accompanied by reasonable health.
That's about how I feel too.

The ONE thing I really want to do though is go to Australia. Hopefully before I'm 85! I have a separate savings account just for that but if I don't start chunking more into it I'll be 90 before I can go! lol My mom is from there and I have a ton of family I'd love to meet...before they're all gone!
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:44 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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That's about how I feel too.

The ONE thing I really want to do though is go to Australia. Hopefully before I'm 85! I have a separate savings account just for that but if I don't start chunking more into it I'll be 90 before I can go! lol My mom is from there and I have a ton of family I'd love to meet...before they're all gone!
Oh please go!
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:01 PM
 
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That's about how I feel too.

The ONE thing I really want to do though is go to Australia. Hopefully before I'm 85! I have a separate savings account just for that but if I don't start chunking more into it I'll be 90 before I can go! lol My mom is from there and I have a ton of family I'd love to meet...before they're all gone!
No excuses! Get up and go!
I just did a quick search....tickets from phoenix to Sydney are 1900 bucks. Going July 1 to July 31. Assuming you have family there, your expense over there could be minimal.

Do some research on tickets (i'm sure you can find it even cheaper) and just go!

Cheers!!

DEPARTING
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)Tue Jul 01, 20144:55 pm
-- Connects in San Francisco, CA (SFO) -- 2h 34m layover
-- Connects in Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) -- 1h 35m layover
ARRIVING
Sydney, Australia (SYD)Thu Jul 03, 20148:30 am
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:00 PM
 
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Climb Mt Everest

Pizz on the ex wife's grave.
Your ex wife is buried on MT Everest?
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Oh please go!
I'm sure planning on it. Not this year but probably next year.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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No excuses! Get up and go!
I just did a quick search....tickets from phoenix to Sydney are 1900 bucks. Going July 1 to July 31. Assuming you have family there, your expense over there could be minimal.

Do some research on tickets (i'm sure you can find it even cheaper) and just go!

Cheers!!

DEPARTING
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)Tue Jul 01, 20144:55 pm
-- Connects in San Francisco, CA (SFO) -- 2h 34m layover
-- Connects in Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) -- 1h 35m layover
ARRIVING
Sydney, Australia (SYD)Thu Jul 03, 20148:30 am
Sounds good...if I could do it in July! I'm taking vacation in Aug. this year and things are already planned. But, hopefully, next year for sure. My mom has only been home twice since 1947, when she came here as a War Bride. Her brothers and sisters are passing away and all THEIR 'kids' are my age so I need to get going! Yes, expenses will be minimal...for which I am grateful...and I'm looking forward to it. I might be able to talk one of my brothers into going with me.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Climb Mt Everest
I'm not a mountain climber but I saw the summit of Mount Everest in person and took pictures of it.

Here is how I did it: there is a small airline out of Kathmandu, Nepal, called ... get this! ... BUDDHA AIR. They run a flight in a small 12 or 14 passenger jet out of Kathmandu airport a few times a week and they fly to Mount Everest and nearly circle it a few times so the lucky few passengers can take pictures. It is a very safe brand new modern jet with Rolls Royce engines and American or British pilots. For over 30 years they have a perfect accident free record.

The flight is a little over an hour. It used to cost US$100. At the end of the flight you get a certificate. The flight includes refreshments and they pick you up at your hotel.

I have no regrets about taking that trip.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I hear you!
I decided no more dieting.
Didn't gain weight, but eating what I want made
Certain levels go UP. Ie cholesterol
Can't win.
Eat coconut milk ice cream.
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