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    Good ideas, dingfod. I'll have to figure out where I can buy pepper spray.

    Although the last time I saw bears on the trail, I hid behind a tree! I am so brave.
    Posted 01-18-2008 at 03:48 AM by wildernesse wildernesse is offline
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    Get yourself a stun gun or pepper spray, and a loud whistle and you're ready, not only for some murderous creep, but for bears as well.

    Oh, and maybe a walking stick.
    Posted 01-17-2008 at 10:23 AM by Dingfod Dingfod is offline
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    Aw, you are so fabulous! Let's make some plans!
    Posted 01-12-2008 at 01:30 AM by wildernesse wildernesse is offline
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    I hadn't heard about the woman who was murdered in Georgia. While it is terrible, I agree that people shouldn't be trying to scare you out of your favorite pastime with it. It's still unlikely to happen to you.

    With that said, let's go hiking! :D

    I am pretty much in the same boat as you, with not knowing anyone around here, but have been here over two years and it's past the point of loneliness and frustration and well into the realm of pathetic. Brian is perhaps even more of a recluse than I am.

    There are some gorgeous parks around. Let's go check some of them out together! You know I mean it.
    Posted 01-11-2008 at 01:58 PM by One for Sorrow One for Sorrow is offline
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    Adventure List

    It is fun to see that other people have accomplished some of my adventures! I think everyone should have an adventure list!

    As for what adventure I am most proud of, it has to be the camping trip by bike. My dad and I had a great time, and I think I surprised him by enjoying myself so much (even though it was all my idea). He keeps hinting that we should finish our trip! I liked having time just with him, and I love self-sufficient little travels like this. If you want to read about our trip, I wrote about it on my private blog--here is a link to the archives. You'll have to scroll to the bottom and read in backwards order of display.
    Posted 01-11-2008 at 02:41 AM by wildernesse wildernesse is offline
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    Adventure List

    Of these on your list, I have done the following (with exceptions) (then again, I'm 52, I've had more time):

    • 2. Learn to play tennis.
    • 17. Fly a remote/radio-control airplane.
    • 18. Visit a tropical rainforest. (Venezuela)
    • 20. Build a bird house.
    • 22. Collect interesting music. (my collection is eclectic)
    • 27. Clean a fish.
    • 28. Ride on a sailboat.
    • 29. Own some original art.
    • 35. Learn CPR.
    • 36. Write a letter to the editor.
    • 37. Learn to drive stick shift.
    • 40. Milk a cow.
    • 41. Win a prize running. (won a shoeshine kit for winning a sack race)
    • 44. Learn to weave. (used to weave potholders)
    • 45. Have a home that welcomes guests.
    • 49. Volunteer at an animal shelter. (worked for a vet one summer)
    • 50. Watch the sun rise from a mountain top. (also sunset)
    • 56. Take a train trip. (15 miles from Newton to Wichita)
    • 57. Make a quilt. (helped wife make quilts for Xmas)
    • 58. Learn to speak Spanish. (badly)
    • 61. Visit every national park. (I'm still working on that one)
    • 62. Go snow skiing.
    • 63. Go camping at least 3 times a year. (used to, now too spoiled to sleeping indoors)
    • 64. Try rowing.
    • 73. Go tubing.
    • 75. Figure out my ancestors who came to the US.
    • 79. Take golf lessons.
    • 85. Have a dog and teach it tricks!
    • 98. Learn to roll a whitewater kayak.
    • 99. Learn swimming strokes.

    These I would like to do:

    • 1. Hike the Applachian Trail.
    • 23. Take ballroom dancing lessons.
    • 24. Get my pilot's license.
    • 25. Take a cruise.
    • 32. Visit each continent.
    • 46. See a coral reef.
    • 47. Visit the pyramids.
    • 52. Visit Stonehenge.
    • 97. Visit all 50 states.
    Posted 12-29-2007 at 06:51 AM by Dingfod Dingfod is offline
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    Adventure List

    Now I understand the emoties in your signature. What a great motivation to get things done! Which of the ones you've accomplished are you most proud of?

    Of your list here's what I've happened to get done:

    11. Swim with manatees.
    35. Learn CPR.
    37. Learn to drive stick shift.
    38. Work backstage on a play.
    48. Go crabbing.
    76. Have a fish pond.
    85. Have a dog and teach it tricks!
    11: I was sent to Homestead AFB after hurricane Andrew. On a rare moment of not working I got to swim with a manatee. It was a very placid moment. They are gentle sea cows.

    35: I learned CPR a number of years ago and at a recent safety meeting learned that a lot has changed.

    37: Only my current vehicle is an automatic. 8D

    38: Does grade/junior/high school and a short stint with a group on an AFB count?

    48: Having lived on the gulf coast it would have been impossible for me not to have gone crabbing.

    76: I actually can't take credit for it. It was my dad's pond and it didn't have fish in it when I was around. :sadcheer:

    85: What if it's someone else's dog? I taught Snickers (Chesapeake Bay Retriever) how to climb out of the pool.
    Posted 12-22-2007 at 02:36 AM by BrotherMan BrotherMan is offline
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    Adventure List

    That list is awesome. I hope you accomplish each and every one of them, and have a lot more unexpected adventures along the way. :)
    Posted 11-23-2007 at 01:36 AM by One for Sorrow One for Sorrow is offline
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    Adventure List

    You definitely have the best list. Have you made progress on the making rolls?
    Posted 11-11-2007 at 10:15 PM by biochemgirl biochemgirl is offline
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    Adventure List

    I love your list. There's so many things on there that I'd like to do as well! Especially the pilot's license one.
    Posted 11-08-2007 at 02:34 PM by curses curses is offline
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    Adventure List

    So your profile picture is proof of adventure achievement! So awesome. I have just the smiley to upload in your honor.
    Posted 11-04-2007 at 01:23 AM by livius drusus livius drusus is offline

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