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Old 11-21-2019, 07:18 AM   #21
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This year I will be helping DH as he recovers from anterior cervical disc fusion and also a posterior fusion. Glad I don't mind shoveling snow, DH had snowblower tuned up so the key start works if I need to use it. Repair shop found mouse nest in snowblower and the little buggers had chewed wires, rather have mice in the shed than in the camper.
Building snowmen for our dog Breezy (chocolate lab) to destroy, she hates snowmen .
Researching campgrounds, getting supplies to run DH CPAP on batteries so we can do some boondocking again.
I will be doing some sewing working on quilted table runners, placemats and designing a quilt for the camper.
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Old 11-21-2019, 08:03 AM   #22
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Like some....I work for a living. It's the same...Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. What's an "Off Season" ??
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:53 AM   #23
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I'm a beef cattle farmer in southern Saskatchewan, Canada, so the camping off-season is still full of the usual farm work. Gotta keep the critters fed over winter! I'm also a member of the Canadian Armed Forces as an instructor with our youth cadet program so very busy during the fall-spring with my duties with that.
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:18 PM   #24
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[QUOTE=Iwritecode;2225676]My daughter bowls for her high school. So I'll basically be living in a bowling alley for the next 3 months or so.

This is the results of their last few seaons. They are currently 3-time national champs.

That is so cool. Congrats to all of them.
Just think. In a few years, maybe sooner, she will turn PRO and you will be traveling non stop on the pro bowler circuit.
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:22 PM   #25
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For the folks in the North that have put your RV away for the winter what do you do to occupy your time while you cannot go camping?
thanks for the reminder. I just finished a 12 X 16 screened in Gazebo with metal roof at the lake and the next weekend they shut the water off in the park.

Because camping during the summer is relaxing for my soul I now have to work full time to feed my ex military service PTSD anxiety.

now that there is snow on the ground and more coming I help some neighbors out with snow blowing their driveways for free as it is sort of a therapy for me to get out and be on my own.

May cannot come soon enough!!!!!!

looking forward to enjoying the Gazebo with a pint and friends.
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:33 PM   #26
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Well I was into HO formany a year till eye site got to me so I did he next best thing and started a G scale RR in my back yard which grew to 1000 ft of track. I run all year and if we do get snow I get the plow out so I can still run trains. Its a fun hobby that I've enjoyed for over 60 years. Later RJD
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:39 PM   #27
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Fortunately in Louisiana there is little off season when you are fisherman. Spring, summer, and fall, are bass and bream fishing. Winter is white perch fishing either with shiners on rod and reel during the day, or hanging yo-yo's (mechanical spring loaded reels) on tree limbs with shiners throughout an entire cold night.

Can't tell you how many great winter nights I spent on a platform in the middle of a lake waiting for our next boat ride to check the yo-yo's. My grandfather would make us wait at least two hours between trips to check the baits. Every once in a while he would say, "did you hear that...it's a big one" knowing full well the bait was hanging up to a half mile away and he didn't hear anything. But I would yell, "let's go now"...but he would make me wait.

In a few years my three grandchildren will come of age to freeze their butts off and build lifelong memories; and I hope in fifty years they will be taking their grandkids to the lake.
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:43 PM   #28
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Yep First RR I worked for we use to call it cardboard and no wheels. Later RJD
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:52 PM   #29
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Some of my fondest and earliest memories is helping my dad build our AFX racetrack. Had to be a couple hundred feet and I think it was 3 levels high. Took a full minute to race around it. He didnt have lights but he also built scale model airplanes so he did a whole airport with the cars racing between the planes and the runways as the straightaways. He had given it all to me when i was about 10. Well you know how 10 year olds can be. Lost stuff here and there took cars apart. Broke some bits. My mom talked me into selling what was left at a garage sale when i was in my late teens. Just looking at what some of those vintage cars are worth now. Ugh makes me sick. I had well over 100 cars. My fav was the police car with working lights and the big rig with the flat nose and trailer that had AFX on it. I have been buying every AFX track or car i see come up for sale. Not paying huge collectors prices though. Hoping I can get my oldest daughter into it. She needs a hobby! Damn youtube has got its claws into her!
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:54 PM   #30
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Well I was into HO formany a year till eye site got to me so I did he next best thing and started a G scale RR in my back yard which grew to 1000 ft of track. I run all year and if we do get snow I get the plow out so I can still run trains. Its a fun hobby that I've enjoyed for over 60 years. Later RJD
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:56 PM   #31
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I must be doing something wrong! I volunteer for so many things, including leading a mission to El Salvador, in the winter that I need the RV summer season to recover. I have a busier schedule than I ever did when I was working. I suggest looking for volunteer opportunities. Thankful for the good health to be able to do it all!
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Old 11-21-2019, 02:01 PM   #32
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For us, there is no 'off season'.

We travel north to camp and get out of the Houston heat June- September. The the rest of the year, we can camp around home between catching up on chores at home.

We did live in the north and sometimes I miss the forced 'down time'. Days when we were snowed in and we were forced to slow down.

Hey you stay away from our cold weather!!! See people this is the real cause of global warming!!! All those southerners dragging their hot tin cans behind them! Lol
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Old 11-21-2019, 02:19 PM   #33
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Old 11-21-2019, 02:19 PM   #34
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Some of my fondest and earliest memories is helping my dad build our AFX racetrack. Had to be a couple hundred feet and I think it was 3 levels high. Took a full minute to race around it. He didnt have lights but he also built scale model airplanes so he did a whole airport with the cars racing between the planes and the runways as the straightaways. He had given it all to me when i was about 10. Well you know how 10 year olds can be. Lost stuff here and there took cars apart. Broke some bits. My mom talked me into selling what was left at a garage sale when i was in my late teens. Just looking at what some of those vintage cars are worth now. Ugh makes me sick. I had well over 100 cars. My fav was the police car with working lights and the big rig with the flat nose and trailer that had AFX on it. I have been buying every AFX track or car i see come up for sale. Not paying huge collectors prices though. Hoping I can get my oldest daughter into it. She needs a hobby! Damn youtube has got its claws into her!
I still have all my old Auroa race cars and track, even the loop-d-loop, now we have the newer Carrera slot cars that are a bit larger. Even have my Matchbox and Hot Wheels still.
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Old 11-21-2019, 02:25 PM   #35
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I've been retired for 16 years. We stop at the S&B at times between trips. Our offseason is June, July, August, and December. Those are the months my daughter and grandsons can get to their home near me from up north, school schedules. The other 8 1/2 months we can be anywhere. During the at home months the Atlantic calls and the boys and I fish.
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Old 11-21-2019, 02:47 PM   #36
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I still have all my old Auroa race cars and track, even the loop-d-loop, now we have the newer Carrera slot cars that are a bit larger. Even have my Matchbox and Hot Wheels still.
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Old 11-21-2019, 02:58 PM   #37
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When I retired after 35+ years on the local PD, I did the stay at home gig and worked around the house. DW didn't have a "honey-do" list, she had a spreadsheet broken down by rooms with what she wanted done in each room. I didn't have any "down time" in the winter, even from rv'ing.
Now, I get paid to sit on my butt. And like a couple others, spend lots of time on the internet and this forum attempting to gain knowledge.
And planning for next year's camping trips.
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Old 11-21-2019, 04:14 PM   #38
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My two main pastimes now are fly fishing and racing RC nitro hydroplane boats. So winters are busy fly tying and boat building. My latest 1/8 scale I just finished is the U-2 1974 Miss U.S. with a .67ci nitro two stroke and tuned pipe, these 4ft. long scale boats do 50-60mph on an oval course. All painted in auto paint with the paint codes from the real boat. Weíve had some great RV trips the last few years to the Nationals for a week of racing in Vegas, Salt Lake City and Seattle.

I took third place in Vegas with my Squire Shop
That is absolutely amazing! I had no idea this was a thing. Congrats on your 3rd place, but even more for the gorgeous work building that hydroplane.

Back in the late 60's and into the 70's my Dad and I raced boats. A close friend had a hydroplane, named Miss Bahia (at the time of his last win), running a 12 cylinder, 1,710 cubic inch, Allison that we would go see run. Your gorgeous RC hydro brought back great memories. Thanks!

My winters are spent trip planning for next year and reloading for this:
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Old 11-21-2019, 04:50 PM   #40
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Model Railroading looks interesting, but my bride says I have enough toys. So....
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