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#274718 - 10/27/14 08:12 PM Re: RETIREMENT [Re: itstarted]
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Donna, Karen and hundreds of thousands more would be very happy.


Not "would be", "WILL BE". Short of WWIII, this is going to happen and very soon.
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#274719 - 10/28/14 11:39 AM Re: RETIREMENT [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
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Donna, Karen and hundreds of thousands more would be very happy.


Not "would be", "WILL BE". Short of WWIII, this is going to happen and very soon.


Just think of where those in need of transplants would be now, if President GW Bush hadn't stopped stem cell research for 8 years.
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#274723 - 10/28/14 03:44 PM Re: RETIREMENT [Re: Scoutgal]
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To give another angle to retirement, I mention an excellent book I have just finished.

Just finished an excellent book, "Being Mortal: Medicine and what Matters in the End, by Atul Guwande.. As a doctor he began to understand there is more to treating people who are either old or in extreme condition than trying for one more month, year, etc.

Not an easy book to read and for most of you these issues are years ahead. But we have a dear friend facing them now and frankly think if even young people were looking at life through the end lens their decisions might differ.
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#274733 - 10/28/14 09:27 PM Re: RETIREMENT [Re: Scoutgal]
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Originally Posted By: Scoutgal
Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
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Donna, Karen and hundreds of thousands more would be very happy.


Not "would be", "WILL BE". Short of WWIII, this is going to happen and very soon.


Just think of where those in need of transplants would be now, if President GW Bush hadn't stopped stem cell research for 8 years.

I know! Hmm , mad

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#274925 - 11/09/14 05:30 PM Re: RETIREMENT [Re: itstarted]
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I'm about to start one of my "retirement" dreams. My wife and I just bought an RV - a little "Class B" that will allow us to extend our day trips by ... a day or two (and eventually more). Because Sarah is disabled, having space for her scooter ("Libby" - get it?) and immediate access to a sink and electricity was a must. This is just big enough for the two of us and our dog Augie, and a guest on occasion, and small enough to take virtually anywhere - at least anywhere a large van can go. We've passed the days of family tent camping. This will also allow me to satisfy my wanderlust, take a motorcycle with us (occasionally), and explore this great region of ours at a leisurely pace. Our first goal is to visit every State park in Washington.
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#274928 - 11/09/14 06:39 PM Re: RETIREMENT [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Wow-what a great thing to do! ThumbsUp Enjoy your new toy!
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#274936 - 11/10/14 02:25 PM Re: RETIREMENT [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Always had a high regard for Sprinters, though I've never driven one. That one is shore a bright red... favorite color?
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#274938 - 11/10/14 10:10 PM Re: RETIREMENT [Re: itstarted]
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It's actually a ProMaster(Ducato) van, with a Dodge label. A bit shorter (21') than a Sprinter (24'), and gasoline rather than diesel. This one is made by Winnebago, and called a "Travato." We call it "Trevor." I could go into the many reasons we went with this, rather than an "Era" - also by Winnebago - but the biggest was price. Red, well, that was happenstance, although that now makes four out of five of our vehicles.
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#274963 - 11/12/14 03:35 AM Re: RETIREMENT [Re: itstarted]
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Busily LAMS (Laughing at MySelf). I thought it would be a great project to visit all the State Parks in Washington. I thought it was ambitious, but didn't realize HOW ambitious. I certainly didn't think I'd do it in a year... but, there are over 100 State parks in Washington (at one point there were 130). Wow. 17 are marine parks, so that mostly means... not by RV! Take those off the list. If I limited myself to National Parks, that would only be 13. But... there are 17 National Natural Landmarks, 24 National Historic Landmarks, and one World Heritage Site. And, of course, a National Monument (Mt. St. Helens). I'm going to be busy!
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#274964 - 11/12/14 03:41 AM Re: RETIREMENT [Re: itstarted]
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By the by... "Trevor" is becoming passe for the Travato. My sis-in-law suggested "Harvey the RV." I thought we could just call it "Erik" (as in Erik the Red) - after all, it is for exploring. "Riding Hood" was a possibility, but it's not so little. My motorcycle was already "Big Red", so that is out. "Big Red One" my son thought was borderline pornographic... Any other nominees?
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