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Old 05-21-2007, 08:36 PM
Location: Oregon Coast
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When you retire what sort of activites will you be doing? I don't mean things like visiting family but hobbies or sports.

I would be interested in finding out if todays new seniors will be doing different activities than those in the past. I'm thinking that shuffle board might be on the way out.
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:55 PM
Location: Las Vegas
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I like running, tennis, swimming, martial arts, and kayaking. Hobbies include quilting, glassblowing/fusing, and anything having to do with computers.
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:13 PM
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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I've taken up golf, cart (which is half the fun) not walk. Bball and racketball were too much. Swimming is always good and I still have my snorkeling stuff, boogey board, and kayaks. No more diving though. Archery and blackpowder guns, haven't used them in a while. A portable croquet set, exercise machines, tai chi, yoga. I'll kick a soccer ball around if the kids visit. Ballroom dance is a good workout. Sold the sailboat, too much work and not interesting in death defying adventure anymore. Mostly stay off the motorcycle, bike too.

Lots of gardening, painting, photography, portable Bbq grill and picnic basket for outdoor concerts and polo watching, sports car ralleyes, reading, piano, cooking, daily walking. RVing. Pretty much the same stuff I've always done with a little modification for age.

Then there's the cultural things like science and art museums, symphony, the occasional city trip, weekend drives.

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Old 05-22-2007, 07:54 AM
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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We bought into a 55+ community where they have all sorts of stuff to do. We plan on doing things we don't have time for now, like crocheting (me), flytying (hubby), carving, woodworking, reading, swimming/hot tubbing, joining a bowling league and a bible study, and a lot of the stuff that sgoldie mentioned...visiting wildlife reserves, photography. And, hey! DOn't knock shuffleboard till you've tried it.

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Old 05-22-2007, 08:42 AM
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Travel! Both of us are looking forward to more travel. Ireland, France, Mediterranean, more cruises.

Woodworking. I've started on the tools for my shop and will acquire the rest before retirement. I'm researching CNC controlled metal lathes for cutting chess pieces out of aluminum and brass. Already have the design, just waiting for the equipment.

Gardening. we have a raw, heavily wooded lot on a 3 acre pond that needs clearing. Once we're in that becomes a canvas waiting to be painted.

We are both computer-oriented (programming, repair, etc) and may well do some part time work, which for me is more play than work, even now.

Swimming. We're looking into an Endless pool.

Walking, No hiking. Bad hips for both of us. Knee problems.

Symphonies, museums, fairs, art shows, Broadway shows, etc. Off to Vegas once a year.

Plus a lot of things we haven't thought of yet!
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Old 05-22-2007, 02:21 PM
Location: Journey's End
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I haven't found myself doing anything different than when I worked full-time. I read, write, paint, travel and goof off!

The only difference is I can do any of these whenever I wish rather than after 5:30 or on weekends.
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Old 05-22-2007, 05:33 PM
Location: Oregon Coast
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I look forward to doing some more hiking. I'm not too interested in walking around town. I like hiking in the wilderness. Swimming woulld be fun too. That's why I'd like to be near some water that would be warm enough to swim in during summer. I might take up fishing too.

Meanwhile I have other hobbies. I enjoy reading,computers,sewing and gardening. My husband like to use the remote to change the channels on T.V. and flip it on and off.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:44 AM
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Hi,I am looking for some Senior golfing buddy's who are retired and can play differance golf courses, in the Greater Milwaukee, area a couple of times a week.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:57 PM
Location: Prescott Valley,az summer/east valley Az winter
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shuffleboard? Did it for a while~ but card playing, computers, quilting, vollunteer work, hiking, swimming(indoor pool and out) , stained glass, teach bridge, seeing the sights of the us and canada leaving me with little time for it any more! Need more hours in the day to accomplish all I'd like to do!
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:03 PM
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I always joked that bird-watching was for "old folks". Well, now I'm an "old folk" and love watching birds and photographing them. I've bought several bird feeders and watch them, through my garden window, for hours at a time.
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