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What do you do when you aren't flying?

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If my friends and neighbors think kiting isn't nerdy enough, there's my cycling addiction, which comes with...interesting and loud gear:

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I post on this forum......

honey do list..

honey do list..

honey do list.........................................

work at the inlaw's..

work at the inlaw's..

HIDE!!!!!!!!!!!big_bangin.gif ,,,,,,,,,,That never work's!!!!!!!!!

But.....I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!ani_yahoo.gifsmile.gif .................

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way to many to list but.....

Triathlon training

school

surfing

drumming

fishing

and much much more lolblue_biggrin.gif

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Astronomy (outdoors with telescopes, indoors with astro-friends)

Scuba (Caribbean reefs when budget allows)

and, necessarily, work for a living so I can afford a to fly a kite and do the others.

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Gamble - poker mostly.

Exercise, all kinds.

Read.

Date.

I've been known to play a video game or 2.

I part-time promote for a couple local Las Vegas reggae bands, HaleAmanO and One Pin Short! Please, give them a listen sometime wink.gif

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Read

read

read

read (2 or 3 books a day sometimes)

Hang out in kite forums

Play with electronic gadgets

Watch movies (1400 movies; a mix of old and new on my system)

A bit of boating (no, that's not right. A boat is a tool to get you on the water; that's what I like. Still not quite right; I DO like boats. It's just that what most people seem to mean by "boating" is something like: hanging out with friends and oh, yeah, it's nice if there is a boat and some water involved. Think of Ratty's quote from Wind In The Willows: "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.")

...and one of these days, maybe I'll get around to a bit of kite flying.

I have to say: being retired is good. I could still use another 24 hours in every day and not get bored.

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Sex and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll,,

Not really, I tend to my land mostly, and hope the same for another yearinnocent.gif

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Read

read

read

read (2 or 3 books a day sometimes)

Hang out in kite forums

Play with electronic gadgets

Watch movies (1400 movies; a mix of old and new on my system)

A bit of boating (no, that's not right. A boat is a tool to get you on the water; that's what I like. Still not quite right; I DO like boats. It's just that what most people seem to mean by "boating" is something like: hanging out with friends and oh, yeah, it's nice if there is a boat and some water involved. Think of Ratty's quote from Wind In The Willows: "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.")

...and one of these days, maybe I'll get around to a bit of kite flying.

I have to say: being retired is good. I could still use another 24 hours in every day and not get bored.

I tend to read a lot as well, but since I spend all day hunched at a computer or in meetings, I need to find interruptions for my back and shoulders. And I totally agree with you and Ratty re. boats. My preferred mode of boating - sailing, requires planning and maintenance -not my strong suits!

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A bit of boating (no, that's not right. A boat is a tool to get you on the water; that's what I like. Still not quite right; I DO like boats. It's just that what most people seem to mean by "boating" is something like: hanging out with friends and oh, yeah, it's nice if there is a boat and some water involved. Think of Ratty's quote from Wind In The Willows: "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.")

...and one of these days, maybe I'll get around to a bit of kite flying.

I have to say: being retired is good. I could still use another 24 hours in every day and not get bored.

Hey! Looks like I do a lot of "boating" myself! And I live in the middle of the desert! tongue.gif

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Hey! Looks like I do a lot of "boating" myself! And I live in the middle of the desert! tongue.gif

But you do have some nice spots for boating nearby.

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But you do have some nice spots for boating nearby.

Within 2 hours of where I live in Las Vegas, yeah. Lake Mead is an hour away, but the water is frightening to look into blink.gif

The only boating I do is the connotation described above in --Pete's post wink.gif

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But you do have some nice spots for boating nearby.

Oh, yeah! Living surrounded by the Great Lakes (and a fair number of inland lakes as well) is a great place to live if you like being on the water.

I've been out of sight of land for nearly a week on the lakes (long-ways down Lake Huron, in fog, against the wind - pre-GPS and pre-LORAN!). A Sailing Story tells the tale. I'm nearly the last alive able to tell that tale. (I should go back to my original slides and scan some decent hi-res versions of the pictures for that page. I first put that on my website when people were surfing the Web with 1200 Baud modems. I checked Wikipedia; that may be an exaggeration. Modems were getting up to 9600 for reasonable prices by then.)

As big as the GL are, fresh-water lakes are fundamentally different from salt water for boating. Not sure why.

A little mnemonic for those who like them: HOMES - Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior - the 5 Great Lakes (in a fairly useless order, but SMHEO or OEHMS don't spell anything very memorable).

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Tying flies and fishing with them

Riding my vintage Schwinn

Reading

Gardening

Praying for wind(so I can Fly)

Chasing grandchildren

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Shooting, fly fishing, archery, scuba (not for ages), Harley, Radio Ham, RC sailboat, Drums, Off Road Driving, computers, some other stuff I must have forgotten about, difficult to see where I gt the time to fly, but I do!!

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Hi Andrew-

Photography

Fishing

Boating

Yankees, Giants.....

Some reading, music, movies.... and just enjoying a beautiful sunset by the water (all year long!)

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What I do when I am not flying kites

Video Games :D

Building Computers

Computer Games

High School :(

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Music (both listening and playing [saxophone])

Magic: The Gathering (card game)

Warhammer: 40,000 (tabletop game)

Paintball/Airsoft (I do both)

Researching kites/ Thinking about flying kites

Trying to learn more about computers

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You mean there's something else besides kites..... Hmmmmm....... Benblue_cool.gifblue_cool.gifblue_cool.gif

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I do Falconry most of my time

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Myself, and my Redtailed Hawk. "Isabeau" Now, who can tell me where I got the name from, and why?

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This was Freya, right after I trapped her. She is an American Kestrel.

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a friends White Gyrfalcon

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Working with the Isabeau

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that is a coool activity,

at one with a raptor on the wind,

thanks for sharing the photos

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... Redtailed Hawk. "Isabeau" Now, who can tell me where I got the name from, and why?

Well, Isabeau was in love with a doomed falconer in the opera of the same name. (Courtesy of Wikipedia.)

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