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Old 11-03-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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He's going to be 70 years old this week and has been a great friend of mine for over 35 years. He's a semi-retired Engineer and lives in the FTW area. He is a former recreational pilot and has an amazing collection of RC planes, so I can't possibly add to that collection. Also has collections of knives and pistols...and I don't think anyone but experts can add to extensive collections. He is not a drinker and doesn't ever use caffeine or tobacco products. He's become a bit of a couch potato this past couple of years due to some health issues. He and his wife love cats and always have some living at their home. Would love to give him something really special but can't think of a thing...... ideas, please!
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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Is he mobile? A trip to the CR Smith Museum is great for plane lovers. There's also the Civil War Museum that he might be interested in.

If not something that requires walking...how about a subscription to a magazine for RC Planes or perhaps for the knives/pistols. There are probably collectors magazines or groups that maybe you can get him a membership to as well. Something that won't really take up space, but still allow him to enjoy his hobbies in a different manner.
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:32 PM
 
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FTW paper today has article about huge model train exhibit open to public--normally only open to members of this particular organization
Model Trains on Display | Local News Galleries | Star-Telegram.com (http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/11/03/3498231/model-trains-on-display.html - broken link)

since he is engineer, he might enjoy the level of detailing necessary to create/carry out that display
and then dinner afterwards

maybe a plane simulator experience

or donation to local animal shelter if they are pet lovers
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:17 PM
 
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Such clever ideas. Wish I could suggest more, but these sound so nice to me.
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