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Old 01-28-2014, 12:35 PM   #41
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:46 PM   #42
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Would love to take some laps at the Ring in a ZR1 vette or GT3 Porsche.
That's a good option. Here's another Drive REAL Supercars on REAL Racetracks - Xtreme XperienceXtreme Xperience | Drive exotic super cars on real racetracks across the US . My brother and his DW got these for each other as gifts and were thrilled.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:03 PM   #43
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I bought a plane, and then got my pilots license.
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That's a good option. Here's another Drive REAL Supercars on REAL Racetracks - Xtreme XperienceXtreme Xperience | Drive exotic super cars on real racetracks across the US . My brother and his DW got these for each other as gifts and were thrilled.
Yes, I'm sure that would be fun for most folks. I previously had a few cars that were essentially street driven racecars. One a corvette and the other a Porsche. Also, was one of the original members of Motorsport Ranch, south of Ft Worth. Unfortunately, those mid-life crisis days are over, and now I tool around in a Civic
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:05 PM   #45
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Guess I've done enough scary stuff for one life time including, but not limited to a balloon crash and a forced landing in a single engine plane (described elsewhere). But, I'm sort of with W2R but perhaps from a different angle. I always HAD a home. In fact, have lived in the old "home stead" perhaps 10 different times since my birth (always coming back - university days, first married days, before kids, after raising kids, summer vacations from Hawaii, etc.). What was on my bucket list, though, was to move to the Islands and establish my home there. That I have now done. Don't know how "outrageous" that is, but after spending most of my life on the prairies of the midwest, It seemed sort of outrageous at the time. YMMV
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:13 PM   #46
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Deep sea fishing off of Marathon key with FIL/DF. We caught a few fish, the catch of the day was 9 Cuban refugees, 22 miles off shore. I've never seen such happy people. Their engine had died, no food, 1 liter of water they were saving for a 3 year old. Coast Gaurd told us they would probably have hit land in Iceland, in a couple months. At that time they got a free pass into the US. Often wondered where they are today. The refugees really did the outrageous thing, we just got to watch.


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Old 01-28-2014, 09:38 PM   #47
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Build my own house. No matter how small, it's something I've always wanted to do. Since building tree-forts as a kid, to taking library construction books home for the last 40 years, it's always been a dream.
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Nor have I been able to get a ride in a current day fighter plane at low altitude or any altitude for that matter.

....but at least I got to do it for six years with most of the time spent at 500'


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Nice, since I wanted to fly, after college I tried to join the Navy to be a navigator, but couldn't get past the color blindness and depth perception tests. They offered me a direct commission as a Lt in the Seabee's since I was an engineer. I prompty said "no thanks". That was several years after my stint in the USAF during late 60s.
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:42 PM   #51
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Hey, I made it to 187 mph (300 kph) land speed without even trying - that was pretty good!
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Here you go: Usfra home page although for 57 MPH, you can probably find someplace closer to home
She wrote back to me promptly, very nice lady. Unfortunately our timing is all wrong, it will be too wet in May to do a speed test. Maybe we'll make it back there in the summer sometime. Thanks for the help, though!
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Hey, I made it to 187 mph (300 kph) land speed without even trying - that was pretty good!
This sounds like a very interesting story, would you mind sharing more details please... sorry if I missed an earlier post.
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You flew Recce's at Bergstrom AFB, with the 67th? What years? I was a weapons technician
there with the 924th Wing (AFRES/AFRC) between 1981 & 1996. I worked F-4D, F-4E & F-16's. I got a backseat ride in a D model F-4 once, it was great! I loved the Austin area & really didn't want to leave, but the base & my unit got BRAC'd & I had to relocate.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:11 PM   #56
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Retiring to Hawaii at 40.
Flying to Oshkosh, (during the annual airshow it is the busiest airport in the world).
I am only one state short of going to all 50. I just can't get enthused about Mississippi.

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Old 01-30-2014, 09:42 PM   #57
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I dunno, bucket list seems so morbid. After 20 years of dealing with life actuaries, I have had enough morbid.

I purposely did not set any stretch goals early in ESR. I figure quitting my job at age 40 was good enough. The most exotic thing I can come up with at the moment is to go hog hunting for wild boar. The are not where I am (although I understand the nasty buggers are now in southeast CO, ugh), and I think it would be a challenge. And then there is elk hunting, but that will require the right tag and a guide.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:09 PM   #58
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Outrageous... not sure but, reached reasonable FI via rentals a few years ago in the Midwest.

Moved to CA last year, higher cost of living to experience more life and higher technology job for OMJ (one more job) syndrome.

Seriously looking at buying a 2014 Corvette Stingray, close to pulling the trigger =) Not sure if this is a midlife issue turning 45 this year, but always wanted one when I was younger and I think I'll enjoy it. Dealers are asking over MSRP, so frugal self is waiting.
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Hey, I made it to 187 mph (300 kph) land speed without even trying - that was pretty good!
Was that in France on the TGV or Channel Tunnel. They do that every day. Now once you get to England things slow down greatly. (They don't have a dedicated track like the French have built).
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Reaching FIRE in my 30s has been my most "outrageous" accomplishment so far.

My next "outrageous" goal is to buy a piece of property in California.
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