- From: High Miles <2Blues17@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 14:34:00 -0500
On Fri, 07 Jul 2006 19:56:48 GMT, Rita <nitany_98@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:I learn something from every post about personal activities and enjoy
On Fri, 07 Jul 2006 14:08:54 -0500, High Miles <2Blues17@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Rita wrote:i have been retired for 20 years now. For many of those years I didOn Fri, 07 Jul 2006 12:37:10 -0500, High Miles <2Blues17@xxxxxxxxxxx>Involvement with others. Going out in good weather, e-mails,
Olly Mensch wrote:Yes, one gets jaded with political posts -- a nice mix ofAndy - a P.S. to my other post; forgot to mention that I used to belongNow that I have lots of time........................I rather enjoy reading what
to alt.sixtyplus - and, for a while, it was allright. Bob Thomas,who
also used to belong to that group, and whom I miss very much, and still
wonder what happened to him - -also belonged . - But, it has
"deteriorated" to such a degree that it is absolutely "dumb." They
apparently could not balance serious discussions without rancor (many
cannot do that) and thus decided to address merely idle fluff of daily
living - boooooring!!
others have to say about their day to day existence.
It's nice to compare frustrations and share little victories.
topics is preferable in my view. I like to read what other seniors
do with their days, what interests they have. Actually, I'd like
to hear more about this from this group.
Here are a fews a questions that might start that ball rolling: How do you keep your life in retirement "fresh" and interesting.
or talking on the phone. Sharing plants and garden harvests.
Going to Township activities designed for retired people.
Volunteer work, with people and animals.
Do you try new things or do you follow the same routine every day.Both.
Home activities are routine and based upon the season.
I try to do some new thing every week, even if it's just shopping at
a new fish market, or eating at a new restaurant.
And I try to drive to regular destinations by many different routes
to keep the trips interesting.
What do you wish you could do, but feel you can't and how could you workWish I could have a huge Winnebago to travel around in, but not
have to park it here when not using it.
Wish I could find a new fishing partner who can keep quiet and not
use fishing as an excuse for getting blind drunk.
And - If I had a work around, I wouldn't still be bitching about it.
How about sharing your answers ?
a lot of traveling but not in a luxurious fashion, but rather staying
in hostels and taking a couple of alternative type bus trips on the
Green Tortoise. And I did volunteer work on a regular weekly schedule
that I found very enjoyable. I liked to explore New York City -- neighborhoods and small ethnic restaurants and try new foods.
Visit art museums and take some art appreciation courses with
NYU's continuing ed.
Life here in San Diego is different -- I've become an outdoor person
as I am no longer at the mercy of the elements. Having "no excuses"
left, I'm presently developing a fitness program that includes doing
weights at the gym, increasins my stamina in bike riding, and doing
exercises for flexibility and balance. I did some of this in the past
but it is now or never and I do enjoy it.
Try to find new passive interests as well -- began watching the Tour
de France bike race and find the strategy and stamina of the riders
fascinating. Always looking for a new topic to explore in depth
through the library.
Haven't yet felt the wanderlust but I would like to explore different
parts of the West in the future. Without a car, I haven't figured out
how I can do that as I am a bit beyond the Green Tortoise mode of
travel -- although perhaps I should not rule it out. I did it in my
60's and if I increase my physical stamina overall perhaps it is not
out of the question. They have some great trips through the
National Parks. And they are very inexpensive.
I've also thought of investigating what Elderhostel offers in the
West. There is a senior adult ed program offered at the University
of San Diego that I looked into. I haven't figured out just how to
reach it by public transportation but need to explore that further
as well. They offered a series in the spring where a group read
the transcripts of famous trials, such as the Trial of the Chicago
Seven and their offerings are not fluff but range from Great Books
to classical music and more.
And it would be good to find some compatible volunteer work again.
I would find it interesting and pertinent to this newsgroup if you
posted up some of your experiences in the areas you mentioned above.
For example I bet some here have never heard of or know of the Green
Tortoise. I am sure that is can be an interesting alternative method
Had never heard of the Elderhostel programs until reading about them
in a newsgroup.
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