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Old 03-12-2016, 08:22 AM   #29
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The arthritis in my back keeps me from hiking like I used to, but that doesn't mean we are sedentary. We are definitely a different generation from those at the "55 plus" parks though we are 61 and 63. In fact, we haven't even found a snowbird park we fit in, though we would like to find someplace warm for a while in the winter. Eventually RV parks will figure out we don't want bingo, shuffleboard, and big band music. If they don't, they will close as the older folks move out, but we don't move in. Until things change, we will just concentrate on public parks and stay out of the RV parks.
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Old 03-12-2016, 06:26 PM   #30
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The arthritis in my back keeps me from hiking like I used to, but that doesn't mean we are sedentary. We are definitely a different generation from those at the "55 plus" parks though we are 61 and 63. In fact, we haven't even found a snowbird park we fit in, though we would like to find someplace warm for a while in the winter. Eventually RV parks will figure out we don't want bingo, shuffleboard, and big band music. If they don't, they will close as the older folks move out, but we don't move in. Until things change, we will just concentrate on public parks and stay out of the RV parks.

While not an RV park, that's what Sun City was like when we moved in, then as we requested more updated things and more people our age moved in, things changed and the music in the gym/clubhouse is no longer big band and more Heart, Fleetwood Mac and Eagles type stuff. The DH is currently working on getting an off-road group together. We hang with people our age, that are like us active and young minded. Works for us.
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If they don't play AC/DC, CCR, Skynyrd, Hendrix, Allman, and some good ole Ozzy then it's not for me. It OK to throw in some of the masters like Bach, Brahms but has to be cranked up...

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after surgery your healing is "progressive", education is "progressive", hopefully a career is "progressive", home improvement is "progressive", etc......not political.........sorry for those locked into a narrow view, you have your parks.
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I am from the era you describe, but I have never liked music "cranked up" and I have never understood why people want to invite hearing damage. I like keeping my hearing intact and retaining the ability to actually hear things at normal volume. I even like to be able to hold conversation with other people, something impossible to do with extremely loud music in the background.
Kudos to you Patti, you are siging my song.
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:10 AM   #34
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I am 65 and look at life this way:

"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional!!"

Has never failed me yet........

Angie and I made reservations at one of those 55+ RV places in FLA for next winter. They are a very active park with trap shooting, bowling, motor cycle rides but have the standard shuffle board, bingo, pool aerobics, and the like. We will make the best of it.........we have the key to the front gate and can "escape" anytime we like and do what we want........

And to be honest - I have fun with the "Old Timers". At my Legion post, I love to sit and talk with them.......sometimes they are a little grouchy but who knows what's ailing them that particular day.

Now if you really want to feel old, especially when you do not feel or think "old", volunteer in an elementary school. What a gas! (there's a term you haven't heard in a few years) I was in a 5th grade class once and some young lad asked this question, "Mr. Nulty, did they have phones when you were young?" WOW - it is amazing how other people see you! My answer BTW, was "Yes, and we didn't have to crank them."

To be honest, I look in a mirror and see a 21 year old kid - although sometimes my back says different.

I whole heartily agree - the 55+ RV parks and resorts need to start thinking about us............but then again a 55 year old would think I was old!! LOL

Y'all have a great day - it's Spring again - everything is new and starts fresh.

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I am 65 and look at life this way:

"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional!!"

Has never failed me yet........

Angie and I made reservations at one of those 55+ RV places in FLA for next winter. They are a very active park with trap shooting, bowling, motor cycle rides but have the standard shuffle board, bingo, pool aerobics, and the like. We will make the best of it.........we have the key to the front gate and can "escape" anytime we like and do what we want........

And to be honest - I have fun with the "Old Timers". At my Legion post, I love to sit and talk with them.......sometimes they are a little grouchy but who knows what's ailing them that particular day.

Now if you really want to feel old, especially when you do not feel or think "old", volunteer in an elementary school. What a gas! (there's a term you haven't heard in a few years) I was in a 5th grade class once and some young lad asked this question, "Mr. Nulty, did they have phones when you were young?" WOW - it is amazing how other people see you! My answer BTW, was "Yes, and we didn't have to crank them."

To be honest, I look in a mirror and see a 21 year old kid - although sometimes my back says different.

I whole heartily agree - the 55+ RV parks and resorts need to start thinking about us............but then again a 55 year old would think I was old!! LOL

Y'all have a great day - it's Spring again - everything is new and starts fresh.

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Hi Glenn, Also from NY. See that you have an Airedale. We had same for a little over 12 years. Loved to go with us. Any pics of your pup? Thanks for you and your wife's service.
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Hi Glenn, Also from NY. See that you have an Airedale. We had same for a little over 12 years. Loved to go with us. Any pics of your pup? Thanks for you and your wife's service.
Hello Crabby......

First off - where in New York?

Our Airedale, Haddington, loves to ride. Either in the car, truck, or motor coach, makes no difference. He likes to always be on the go......also loves to walk and hike!

He is going to be 2 next month - so we are in the "Terrible-Twos", literally!!!! We have so much fun with him, he is so smart. I hate it when a dog try's to out think you!!!!!!

It was our pleasure to serve...

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And my wife makes great homemade Pizza so I think that could be a work camping gig for us!
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At first I thought this was about finding a place where one can be a liberal without fear.
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I'd suggest putting it in Colorado........

And my wife makes great homemade Pizza so I think that could be a work camping gig for us!
Be sure to locate it in Stoner, Colorado, just about 120 miles from us here in Pagosa Springs.

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Hello Crabby......

First off - where in New York?

Our Airedale, Haddington, loves to ride. Either in the car, truck, or motor coach, makes no difference. He likes to always be on the go......also loves to walk and hike!

He is going to be 2 next month - so we are in the "Terrible-Twos", literally!!!! We have so much fun with him, he is so smart. I hate it when a dog try's to out think you!!!!!!

It was our pleasure to serve...

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same as our guy. Smart as a whip. Would get another but wife doesn't want to go thru the last weeks of his life again..Feels as tho she's betraying him with another. Live midway on Long Island NY.
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Recently visited the in laws in a 55+ park. While attending a gathering at the clubhouse I remarked on the quiet lifestyle being a bit "boring". A tablemate motioned to a nearby gentleman who seemed perfectly happy with the background music featuring Glenn Miller. "See that guy with the hearing aids over there? he asked." I said sure and he informed me that the gentleman in question had survived the siege of Bastogne while collecting a Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts. Appropriately chagrined I thought, that gentleman is responsible for my being able to have any "thing". Just saying that until the market decides to cater to the younger demographic, I'll happily listen to whatever gives them an ounce of joy.
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