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Old 01-09-2005, 05:44 PM   #21
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Just to clarify, I guess I should have said expensive trips
instead of "big trips". Anyway, I agree that you shouldn't sit in your chair all day just to save money. Get out there and enjoy. We'll all be dead soon enough.

Like Cut-Throat, I like to get out there and just meander The most fun I had doing that was when I was riding the motorcycle a lot. I recall
once I took off without any destination at all. It was
an overcast day, but I saw some sun way off on the northern horizon. I headed in that direction, all by myself.
Didn't come back for a week. Great trip!


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Old 01-13-2005, 09:33 AM   #22
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Excellent post, am going on 54 this year and looking forward to retirement or even semi-retirement. Thirty-one years in the rate race is enough plus as others have posted here, seeing friends young and old alike checking out (dying) kind of gives you a different perspective on the value of working any longer than you have to. A retired friend once told me he never heard of anybody on their death bed regretting they hadn't worked long enough.

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Yup, you're right here Hyper!

I am planning my New Mexico Trout fishing trip presently. It won't cost that much money, but it will take me 3 days to get down there and 3 days to get back. A week of traveling, just to fish. I would never have done this while I was working. Waste a whole week on the road! No, I would have flown in, rented a car - and by the time I got there, it would have been difficult to tell from one of my business trips.

Now I am looking forward to it! - This will be one of the first trips I have taken since retired that it will feel like I'm 'really' retired

The big benefit, is that I don't know when I'm leaving and I don't know when I'm coming back. I'm gonna watch the weather and take off when the weather and fishing is favorable. I may stop off at some National Parks that I have not been to yet also. Can't do that very well when you fly, rent a car etc. etc.
Hey cut throat: Where will you be going fshing in NM? I am headed there in April and would love some inside skinny.
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Old 01-13-2005, 11:32 AM   #24
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Hey cut throat: *Where will you be going fshing in NM? *I am headed there in April and would love some inside skinny.

I'll be fishing the San Juan River immediately below the Navajo Dam. It's no secret, It's a famous Tailwater Trout Fishery. 20,000 trout per mile with an average length of 16 inches, many over 20 inches.
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Old 01-13-2005, 02:06 PM   #25
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Gosh Cut-Throat, if I was not so busy I would head for New Mexico right now. Have not been there in years.

Today, my wife held a man's hand for hours until he died. She does this routinely in her work. The woman is
a saint. I'll tell you folks, if that is not a wake-up call
you are too far gone to save.

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