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Old 03-08-2007, 10:09 PM   #29
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I am going camping with Rob.. see ya'll later!

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Old 03-08-2007, 10:17 PM   #30
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Gina's huuuungry!

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Old 03-08-2007, 10:32 PM   #31
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Richard's hobby is swearing. Lighting the furnace is the outlet for that hobby. He gets to practice his hobby on many a cold night.
My hobby is packing and taking a lot of craft materials which I never use because it's always so nice out, and there's a beautiful lake, or great sightseeing nearby, or people to visit with, or....

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Old 03-09-2007, 12:53 AM   #32
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I have a hard time sitting still, not doing something, so I really need some compact and easily portable hobbies for when Lynne and I are on the road. Reading and Internet stuff can occupy some time, but I need something more.

Sculpting and dimensional art would be nice, but it takes up a lot of space and can be kind of messy, so I think one artistic outlet I might turn to would be drawing and sketching. I'm set to take a class starting in April; we'll see how that goes.

Musical instruments would be another possibility. Many of them are compact, lightweight, and very portable. I really enjoy music, and have had a guitar hanging around the house for years waiting for me to pick it up and learn someday when I "have more time."

Perhaps, though, the reason why I haven't taken to the guitar yet isn't because I lack time, but because the guitar doesn't call to me. Perhaps I need another musical toy to hold my attention.

Studying some part of my family background would be a good hobby. I could even combine that with music in some way, honor my Scottish and British Isle roots by picking up the bagpipes!

I'm sure Lynne will be delighted . . .

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Old 03-09-2007, 06:50 AM   #33
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Picking up the bagpipes....now, there's a great way to clear out the campground!!!
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:05 AM   #34
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"Richard's hobby is swearing. Lighting the furnace is the outlet for that hobby. He gets to practice his hobby on many a cold night." I can SO relate . . . sometimes my dogs give me 'the stink eye' for such foul language.

What fun the gatherings will be with so many hobbies to find out about!!
For the novice artists - pick up 'Drawing on the right side of the brain" by Betty Edwards - everyone can draw!!

I'm not very musically inclined - but aside from my latest project with the Native American Flute, I have harmonicas and recorders (and I used to have a dulcimer) - all very easy to pack and learn to play.

And of course, Food and Wine!!! I too would love to camp near Rob!
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:27 PM   #35
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Vic's passion is bicycling. He's a bicycle event promoter and puts on a 100-mile road ride, three 12-hour mountain bike endurance races and a bunch of mountain bike races including the California State Championships. So our '72 Trail Mite gets used as a timing station and as our home-away-from home at a race or when he's out scouting a route.

For some of the mountain bike events he uses a motorcycle to speed up the course scouting, course marking and course un-marking process. Which is what the photo below is about.

What do we do with our vacation time? We go to bike races! As much as he loves to put on a race he loves to participate even more. Since it's nearly impossible for him to ride in his own events, and since virtually all of the events in our area are his, we travel out of the area for him to get his competition fix.

On those trips he puts the shell on our Toyota and stows his main bike inside, along with his tools, bike clothing, extra wheels, tires, etc. His back-up bike and my bike go on the rear bumper bike rack of our Trail Mite.

Me, I'm a painter. My portable easel and paint box fit nicely under one of the storage hatches under the bed/dinette. We're both photo-buffs and our trusty Nikons and lenses fit in one of the hatches too.

We also love to kayak. Our two-seater is too long to fit in the bed of the Tacoma, so on trailer/kayak trips Vic puts a Yakima roof rack on the truck.

Finally,Vic almost always has his harmonica along and sometimes his guitar.

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Old 03-10-2007, 01:56 PM   #36
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While out n 'bout, depending on where we are ending up, depends what we take/do.
I have loaded my ipod with 3 days worth of equistical enjoyment (working on a 'killer' small sound system for the Trillium). Digital camera is usually on board too!
I love to BBQ and savor the 'differences' in various containers of "rotting grapes".

Walk/talk abouts are ALWAYS mandatory....
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:33 PM   #37
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I have loaded my ipod with 3 days worth of equistical enjoyment (working on a 'killer' small sound system for the Trillium). Digital camera is usually on board too!
I love to BBQ and savor the 'differences' in various containers of "rotting grapes".
ipod with speakers is a great idea. i found a little sponge bob adaptor that runs on a 9 volt battery. sound quality leaves much to be desired, but extremely portable, and beach sand won't get in anywhere.

once the grapes start flowing, out comes the guitar. a great way to meet your neighbours. i reccomend learning an instrument to anyone with a little patience and time.
i have started to take a med sized tupperware container of stained glass supplies. if power is present i can grind and solder and complete a project.

BEWARE of indoor hobbies. not much room inside for projects on a rainy day, so grab the boots and rain gear and head out hiking. or you just might end up in my condition, expecting first addition to family two weeks before the official start to camping season.
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:13 PM   #38
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Wow! It's great to see all the artists here. For a long time, I didn't see anyone else involved in it.

I an artist and love plein aire. It's my greatest joy to capture the great beauty we camp in on canvas with oils.

Photography is another love of mine, reading, and traveling. We take our travel books along for the next voyage we are planning and do a lot of dreaming.

Oh, I should mention the cooking! I love to cook with the Dutch Ovens and use the recipes given so generously here.

Perhaps we should have a "paint out" and the next camp out?

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Old 03-25-2007, 05:17 PM   #39
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Hi Hobbiests,

This Santa Fe sunset made me reach for the watercolors!!

Anne, I play the indian flute also. It's real easy. It's on the pentatonic scale. You close all the holes and then start opening them from the bottom up. If it's a six hole, one of the middle ones stays closed all the time. I think the fourth from the bottom. You can't make a bad sound!!

Happy Trails, Spring is here!!
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Old 03-25-2007, 06:46 PM   #40
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For me i love to hike after a leg injury a few years ago and that's when i discovered geocaching.... gives me a reason to walk and just about always find a treasure at the end.
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Old 03-29-2007, 05:27 PM   #41
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I love to discover and photograph the work sites abandoned 120 years ago of the abandoned and never completed South Pennsylvania Railroad along the Pennsylvania Turnpike. I discovered office sites, incomplete fills incomplete cuts, quarries, culverts, letters, maps, and so much more. I give talks at historical societies and even give tours. 11 years I have done this and many more coming. Lord took wife home 02.15.07. I miss her so much!


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Old 03-29-2007, 05:34 PM   #42
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Hi Russell,

Glad you found us. Your hobby sounds interesting. My son did his Eagle project creating a memorial to a local narrow gage rail road.

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