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pnichols wrote:

Off topic but perhaps somehow remotely related:

I once watched a movie in which the main character was immortal and was around 1000 years old in the movie. This character was very sad and wouldn't have desired any other person on Earth to ever be immortal like he was. The reason -> because everything and everyone in his life that he had come to love eventually was gone or had died.

Maybe we all die after a number of years for our own good. [emoticon]


My Grandfather said the same thing in his 90s. A man in his 50s suddenly died and My Grandfather said "why him why not me, my wife and all of my friends are gone, he had a lot left to live for".


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As I was writing my last post, one of our resident bald eagles came to visit. She (we think) is munching on something near the tree outside our door. In winter we seem to have a whole flock hang around. I wish I could figure out how to do pictures. When I do I can post the one I took of her.


I would like to see those pictures. Just follow This post and you can post those pictures,easy peasy!



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There's a number of us out here who are "elder" senior citizens, like in two months I will be 80. My mind is still good IMO. I still want to be hitting the road, after all there's always one more person to meet, one more thing to see, and one more fish to catch. Hitching up the utility trailer, the GMC Envoy, the boat trailer,...is nothing. Driving the motorhome, even experiencing a front tire blowout, is nothing (there IS NO side force, it's a myth). Solving the 737 MAX problem is nothing, if we had a functioning FAA.


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Cloud Dancer wrote:

There's a number of us out here who are "elder" senior citizens, like in two months I will be 80. My mind is still good IMO. I still want to be hitting the road, after all there's always one more person to meet, one more thing to see, and one more fish to catch. Hitching up the utility trailer, the GMC Envoy, the boat trailer,...is nothing. Driving the motorhome, even experiencing a front tire blowout, is nothing (there IS NO side force, it's a myth). Solving the 737 MAX problem is nothing, if we had a functioning FAA.


I will be 79 years old in April. I feel fine and just had a good check up with my physical body doctor and eye doctor. Had surgery on my one good eye Tuesday and was given an okay for driving on both counts. I feel great and our last outing was one hundred seventy miles one way over the Smoky mountains on interstate 40 last October 14th. Wife said I did great both going and coming home. We are about to leave on a trip to Findlay Ohio in two weeks. I really feel okay about driving and feel safe behind the wheel, unless someone tells me different and unless I get caught in a crash I will continue to drive the big rig with the f250 diesel with ease. WE plan to go to Wytheville, Va. and then on to Findlay the next day. breaking the trip into two days instead of making it a one day trip. The first day is about 135 miles the second day is about four hundred miles. Maybe we just might meet you on the road between Wytheville and Findlay.


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well the trip is on. WE leave for Findlay 10/17 arriving at Dan and Lori's on the 18th of November. Planning THanksgiving in OHio is a first for us. Planning on staying a week with them befoe heading back home. Our first night we will stop in Wytheville, Va and then make it to Dan and Lori's the next day the 18th. Lookibg forward to the trip, hope the weather is good for us. Don;t want any ice or snow either while traveling or while we are there. Our camper isn;t a four season camper so teh Ohio winter could prove to be hard for us, anyway we'll see.

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Gee after 10 hours on the road today I had a double martini once we set up. At 72 I guess I get a little tired after my drive................ gee maybe I should take a nap................. nah, Let's go into the casino!!!!!


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72 ,got a 10,000 mile trip planed to Alaska next June. Not an issue for me.

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cummins2014 wrote:

72 ,got a 10,000 mile trip planed to Alaska next June. Not an issue for me.


Absolutely not. We are both in our mid 70's and going strong. Alaska is not a trip to be afraid of.

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HollardawgUSMC wrote:

cummins2014 wrote:

72 ,got a 10,000 mile trip planed to Alaska next June. Not an issue for me.


Absolutely not. We are both in our mid 70's and going strong. Alaska is not a trip to be afraid of.



Never gave it a thought on the age thing. Looking forward to the trip. Most likely be a three plus month trip. Leaving early June, planning on returning sometime in Sept.

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I figured Dad would tow his trailer until he was 90 or more, but he sold it this year (89). Said he had been all the places he wanted to go, too much work otherwise. His sister has a 6 bedroom house and she is alone, so when he visits he can have his own bedroom..

We figured he was done towing a couple years ago, but did not want to admit it. He went out a couple times per year, always something not working right.. he was tired of it.

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