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Old 08-27-2017, 10:52 PM
 
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I just spent a week fly fishing the high lakes in Colorado...not too adventuresome except I do it on a cane.
THAT is even more adventuresome!!
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Old 08-27-2017, 10:58 PM
 
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Well, I have you beat! I got in the swimming pool today less than 15 minutes after I ate. I could almost hear my mother yelling at me....


I might even get that old Daisy Red Rider BB rifle out of the closet and try to shoot my eye out.
You and Nick of Diamonds have me laughing. Sometimes the simplest parts of life can be fraught with unexpected danger. A few years ago I broke a bone in my foot getting out of bed. Such irony.


At that time my Mom was still alive and I called her to tell her of my crazy accident. She said, "Lodestar, you have to be more careful."


I answered, "I would have if anyone had ever told me getting out of bed could be so dangerous."


As an afterthought it occurs to me that walking with crutches in the winter in MN is one of the more dangerous things I've done. I fell down more than once.
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Old 08-27-2017, 11:18 PM
 
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Hey, I get it, and know we're all aging, but at age 66, that is not stopping DW and I from planning some stupid / fun adventures in the upcoming years. Motorcycles, backpacking, nature photography, etc.

Anybody do anything wild lately? Bungy Jump? Yell at the cat? Cut your toenails with Snippy the Scissors?
Anything??
I'm good, have a few age-related problems but adrenal deficiency is not one.
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Old 08-28-2017, 04:26 AM
 
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You and Nick of Diamonds have me laughing. Sometimes the simplest parts of life can be fraught with unexpected danger. A few years ago I broke a bone in my foot getting out of bed. Such irony.
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As an afterthought it occurs to me that walking with crutches in the winter in MN is one of the more dangerous things I've done. I fell down more than once.
Yes. We tend to ignore what becomes mundane, but a simple mistake can be more than painful. I also tend to brush-off living in snow country as easy because I generally have no problems, but that is not always the case. Two Decembers ago, one of the convention centers around here was fully decked out in Christmas lighting splendor, so DW and I grabbed cameras, and headed over to the scene. Other than the tree lights, the large parking lots were empty, allowing some really nice panoramas. I headed over to one particular corner of the lot which offered a great photo op, and about 30 feet into the walk I walked onto black ice in the dark. When I woke up, the camera was over 10 feet away from me, and I had terrible ringing in my ears and a pounding headache.

Stupid me. My camera bag now has a powerful LED flashlight in it.
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:38 AM
 
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57 year old hiker here. Have hiked to Everest Base Camp (5 years ago), in Patagonia, on various volcanic peaks in Polynesia, and of course in the Pacific West/Northwest (Cascades, Rockies, Sierra). My pending dream is to hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail, if I could only round up some hiking companions for that. Not sure when a person would have time to do this except when retired (I am semi-retired); that is why the topic belongs to the Retirement forum.
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:58 AM
 
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In 2015 I went on a small group trip to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. O the things I saw and experienced!....This whetted my appetite for adventure travel, traveling off the beaten path. Since then, I took similar trips to Indonesia, and China. I've got a picture with me and a Komodo Dragon!
I'm planning more trips of the same to see and experience the world.
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:07 AM
 
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well we are photographers and headed to cuba soon . already booked a cruise there .
Been there. Hope you aren't as disappointed as we were.

I'm not retired but work for our own business. We are working our dream jobs so I'll never quit.

I have a list of adventures we are taking. Africa, for the 3rd time. Antarctica. Just to name a couple.
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Old 08-28-2017, 01:36 PM
 
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I can certainly understand where you're coming from with your post, Michigan Greg, but I have to confess that at age 73 my adventures are mostly behind me. I did fly to New Orleans recently for a week of visiting with cousins and other relatives. Pretty damn tame. After two decades or so of pretty wild motorcycling adventures, both on and off-road, I gave up motorcycling at approximately age 64 or 65.


Three years ago I went on a solo road trip in my car - went as far east as Blue Ridge, Georgia. Saw all kinds of sights, museums, people, some blue grass concerts in Nashville, etc. But yes, that's all pretty tame too.


My hat is off to all the adventurers - I am just no longer one of them and satisfied with that status at this age. Now an adventure (to me) would be working up to walking four miles to see a film at the art house cinema then walking home. I used to do that as recently as three years ago, and I still can with a little preparation.
i am but a pup in my early 50s, i hope in 20 odd years i am as active as you. walking 4 miles is more than most 50 year olds do, so hats off to you.
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Old 08-28-2017, 01:46 PM
 
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We used to walk at least 2-3 miles a day when we last travelled in Europe. Plus trying to deal with foreign language for public transportation. Trust me it was an adventure.
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