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Old 07-29-2015, 09:46 AM   #71
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Aha! Is this why you always sound so mellow on the forum? Plenty of vino!
We always carry 3 bottle of wine and rarely drink wine or any other alcoholic beverage except when we have guests or are with people who are drinking. I suppose we're social drinkers. The reality is we've always been moved to being silly and don't need liquid relaxation.

We reserve wine for guests but serve alcohol only if there are no known former alcoholics in the group.

Ginny likes wine but after two glasses she's smiling more than normal.

Neither of us have ever been drunk, just a conscious decision from an early age, not religious based.

That said I've been to Oktoberfest in Munich, and had a number of varieties of beer.

We have many friends who drink, and actually our Escapee park is heavy on parties. We're commonly called the 'kids', even at 72, and been told by the 'older' members that they're happy to see the old spirit(s).

I will say fresh picked Florida strawberries make great daiquiris. We're careful but adventuresome.

See Mike, you didn't know I was a wild guy.
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Old 07-29-2015, 03:05 PM   #72
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Ginny's Away

Ginny's off for a couple of days with her 3 sisters; I'm certain laughter will abound. Me, I'm always lonely when Ginny's away, more so since we started RVing.

It's strikes me how much I need her after 15 years of 24/7.

I know I've mentioned it before, but extended RVing is an opportunity to grow closer together. I'm not sure growing closer has to be a joint consideration to start extended travel.

Home for the next few days I plan to take the opportunity to write. I've written 100s of pages over the years on all kinds of topics. I find it's a 'release to thought'; minimally I like it.
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Old 07-31-2015, 01:54 PM   #73
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Traveler versus the Tourist

The traveler sees what he sees,
The tourists sees what he comes to see.

G.K. Chesterson
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:55 AM   #74
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Norm,

Your 'release of thought' reminded me of this comment on writing by Mencken:

"I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved, which a cow enjoys on giving milk."
-- H. L. Mencken
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Old 08-01-2015, 06:31 AM   #75
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Norm,

Your 'release of thought' reminded me of this comment on writing by Mencken:

"I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved, which a cow enjoys on giving milk."
-- H. L. Mencken
So often in life you're in a small group and the conversation stimulates a thought but for some reason it's difficult to have a conversation around the thought.

When you write, the thought gets to be expressed, though for the non-published, it's only a personal release. Personal release, committing to print, requires action and expression, and like the cow, a release from carrying a burden.

Thanks for mentioning Mencken, another person I did not know about, along with Chesterson, still time to learn.
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Old 08-01-2015, 07:26 AM   #76
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Wow....this sight just got a how lot smarter.

Wonderful insight and perspective. Yellow dogs have always been special.
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:12 PM   #77
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Thoughts - aging and health

I am an older RVer - making 73 today, actually a holy day of obligation if you're a Roman Catholic. I always found that funny as a child. My mother in law, a great woman, used to tell me to put my feet in the ocean on this holy day to cure anything. Of course she would have Ginny would wear garlic around her neck as a child to prevent colds. That probably worked and she never got a hickey.

Turning 73 I think about our time on the road and our health. We're certainly pretty good for our age but we could be better. I was recognizing that as we age we typically lose margin. Weights we could lift at one time, we can no longer and for some of us that includes ourselves. We lift an few ounces more than some amount and we feel a twinge, sometimes damage occurs.

Some loss of margin is age related, some is simply our own fault. When we were 20 we might have weighed 150 but now weigh 200. That extra 50 pounds was part of our margin.

Before gaining 50 lbs we may have been able to lift 50 pounds or more without straining anything. Now we carry the extra 50 every minute of every day without thinking too much of it. Now when we try to lift 50 beyond our weight, something we used to be able to do, we can not. Something gives.

For a test try carrying 25 pounds for an hour. Ask yourself if you're carrying an extra 25 all the time? You can surrender the weight and regain margin.

We watched a 5 mile road race today. There some really old people and some really young people that flew across the finish line. I recognized that some people develop themselves to maintain their strength. I think it's important for older Rvers to become conscious of their health. Time steals margin, we can get some back. Not by becoming health fanatics but by becoming aware and doing little things...
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The frustrating thing is that we begin losing 10% of our muscle mass per year sometime in middle age. Even with exercise, this makes it harder for us to stay strong. Making sure hormones are in balance really helps (yes, even *guys* may need HRT!). This also helps with loss of muscle mass.

Yes, I know there's a lot of controversy over HRT. And a lot of sadness related to falls, loss of balance, loss of strength. So...

Yoga, tai chi, pilates, various kinds of exercise on a regular basis, ballroom dancing -- exercise is important to keep us stronger as we get older.

Check out the 94 y/o lady still teaching yoga in England. Still doing lotus pose and walking around in kitten heels.

Amazing.
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OMG.... In my house 70 is the new 50... which makes moi 51, which explains, in part, why I am so whatever you want to call it. But, I'm only about 2" bigger in the waist, and 15 lbs heavier than when in the Navy back in the days of Wooden ships and Iron men..... This week I have to replace about 120 lbs of damaged concrete tiles on my roof before I can take another month long vacation the following week.


For this vacation I'm going to the fire area in Chelan, WA, where my ex-wife and I have to tear down a now fire damaged shed, rebuild a fire damaged fence, cut a new fire break and build a 2nd floor deck. The deck was planned, yesterdays fire wasn't..... After that, we will pitch in at Habitat for Humanity for a 2 week building session with them.


My wake-up call to never get old came when my Dad died from cancer at 51, and I decided to make up for the years that smoking took away from him, and that I had to live at least twice as long as he was able. So far it's working.
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Norm, Happy Birthday and many happy returns of the day!! Congratulations on reaching this milestone and still wanting to lead a caravan to Newfoundland next year. Getting older makes everything so much more precious and sparkling, like having fun and making contributions like Bob Miller. Life just keeps twinkling!
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OMG.... In my house 70 is the new 50... which makes moi 51, which explains, in part, why I am so whatever you want to call it. But, I'm only about 2" bigger in the waist, and 15 lbs heavier than when in the Navy back in the days of Wooden ships and Iron men..... This week I have to replace about 120 lbs of damaged concrete tiles on my roof before I can take another month long vacation the following week.


For this vacation I'm going to the fire area in Chelan, WA, where my ex-wife and I have to tear down a now fire damaged shed, rebuild a fire damaged fence, cut a new fire break and build a 2nd floor deck. The deck was planned, yesterdays fire wasn't..... After that, we will pitch in at Habitat for Humanity for a 2 week building session with them.


My wake-up call to never get old came when my Dad died from cancer at 51, and I decided to make up for the years that smoking took away from him, and that I had to live at least twice as long as he was able. So far it's working.

Bob, It's great your conscious about your family's past.

Have fun in Chelan, a nice area.

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Happy Birthday, Norm! My hubby and I are very conscious of time fleeting by. We are constantly trying to balance our lives so that we get our "obligations" (many of them self-imposed!) done and still have time for adventure, fun and meaningful volunteer activities. Today we're off to watch a hula demonstration and take in a sculpture exhibit at Peace Arch Park in Blaine, WA. Fun activities can always be found close to home. So many of our friends and neighbors seem to forget that. Staying healthy is important too. Between the ages of 50 and 67, my current age, I put on 30 lbs of extra weight. I've been following Weight Watchers and now have about 9 lbs to go to get back to my old trim self! Yay!
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Bob, what a kind thing to do to go help your ex. So sad that her property was damaged in the wild fire. It's been a bad season for fires this year here in the west and we're not completely done with them yet I fear.
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Thank You Norm, Wendy & Kathy


Judith lives on the south side of the Lake Chelan in an area of town called Lakeside, about 300 feet from the water. The "Reach Fire" started on Chelan Butte, about 1 mile above her house, and was stopped in her direction, after burning through two newer houses behind hers, exactly as it reached the back of her property . The fire damage to her almost 100 y.o. house is minimal, but one ember would have sent it up like a torch.


Her clean-up will be easy-peasy. I suspect we will be spending most of our vacation (?) time helping others that didn't fair as well.


We spent a month travelling in the Hunter in May & June and now she wishes we left it up there. Right now there is almost no power in what is basically an all-electric community. Anyone with a working Gas BBQ is king of the neighborhood for cooking.


The internet is down, land lines are down, the local Radio station was off for 24 hours & all cell phone reception, except Verizon, is down..... They evacuated the hospital and two elder care facilities Judith still works at, and she will drive 40 miles to Wenatchee to help with patients there tonight.


We talked on Friday morning about the upcoming visit, and the big news was the lightening storm of a few hours earlier, and the only fire concern was 40 miles up lake at Lucerne. Two hours later all hell had broken loose and the cat was missing!


Years ago British Airways ran a campaign slogan encouraging peeps to visit Europe and it changed my way of thinking. It went like this:


"Every Year You Don't Go To Europe..... Is One Year Closer.... To Never Going At All"


I try to live life so that the "Never Going at All" doesn't happen to me. When I kick the proverbial bucket, I want it's list to be empty.... It's interesting how so much in our lives can change so quickly.


Oh Yes ... the cat came back....
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