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We love to travel. Small Ship travel is great. We are Volunteer lighthouse Keepers at the Apostle Islands. Great to be retired.




Acheive my ideal body weight

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updated: Jan 4, 2011
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Aurora Borealis
To see the Aurora Borealis some day.
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updated: Dec 19, 2008
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Chicago Siteseeing
Go see several shows and ride the train from Milwaukee to Chicago and back.
[search Travel: US: Northeast]
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updated: Mar 10, 2009
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Duathlon
Bike and Run Event in Green Bay

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Finished last but Lucy and I (58 yrs and 68 yrs) completed the Green Bay Duathlon last fall. We came in last but thats OK, at least we were doing it.
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updated: May 18, 2010
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Duplicate Bridge
To find a duplicate bridge partner. One that has time to work on bids and thinks like I do. Most people here have their own partner so its hard to find one at the same level etc.
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updated: May 27, 2008
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Go Fishing
Go Salmon fishing on Great Lakes.

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I caught 2 18 lbs King Salmons in Lake Michigan. We were invited to go on a charter trip with a friend. Great fun. One fish was 120 ft deep and took a while to bring it in. We cleaned and froze them....
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updated: Jan 4, 2009
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Go on a Knitting cruise
Go on a sailing ship with the knitting girls.

Trip scheduled on a Maine Sailing ship for Sept 09 with my best friend Linda. It is strictly a Knitting Cruise. Its a small ship with only 12 cabins.

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Went on the trip to Maine with Linda (Santa Fe) but the Maine Sailing Schooner was so small and all the crew members smoked so we have to cancel evening of Sailing date.
We rented a car and had a super....
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[search Cruising]
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updated: May 18, 2010
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Go on an African safari


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Visited Kenya and Tanzania and stayed in luxury tented camps part of the time.2001 Sept. Kenya was not our favorite but Tanzania was the greatest. Kenya seemed a little overrun by too many tourists....
[search Travel: Africa]
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updated: Jan 11, 2008
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lindar wrote: Sep 10, 2008
I nearly put this on my list because doesn't everyone want to do this!? I've heard from others that it's terribly expensive and really not worth the effort unless you've got lots of money to throw around for moderate comfort and assistance for actually seeing anything.

I'd love to see pictures!





knitting
To start my own Knitting Group to meet at my home

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I have a knitting circle now. We meet at Caffe Marios, knit, lunch and yak for 3 hrs. We also meet monthly at our different homes. Its a blast and I now have friend to go shopping with etc. Lots of....
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updated: May 18, 2010
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Planting and Gardening
Grow tomatoes. I have had limited sucess and am trying again this yr. I planted 14 plants from seeds and I will plant them in a large old wheelbarrel. Other wise the black walnut tree poison roots....

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Completed!!! We have had so much rain so other problems developed but they are 5 ft high and producing some amazing tasting tomatoes. These taste like the old fashioned ones you got 40 yrs ago. I am....
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updated: Aug 14, 2010
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Raft the Grand Canyon


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Rafted Grand Canyon for 10 days on 17 ft. oarred rafts. Best trip in the world. 226 miles on the Colorado River thru the Canyon.
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[search Travel: US: Arizona]
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updated: Dec 15, 2008
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lindar wrote: Sep 10, 2008
This... sounds spectacular! I've been white water rafting (Ohiopyle, PA) but your trip sounds awesome!





Return to the Caribbean on a Tall Sailing Ship
Our WindJammer Barefoot Cruise ships are gone now. We sailed on them for 35 weeks in the last 15 yrs. We want to go on another ship that is similar in fun and adventures.

We are booked on the....
[search Travel: Central America/Caribbean]
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updated: May 18, 2010
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Ride a hot air balloon


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Riding a hot air balloon over the Nile while in Egypt is a must. We were a little worried as the balloons are VERY large there not like ones in US. However, we high 5ed each other and said "No guts....
[search Flight: Lighter Than Air]
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updated: Jun 27, 2008
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packerbabe wrote: Sep 12, 2008
No. We went to Festival most yrs. but never rode one there. We rode one in Turkey too. Blast!!


B_Rye wrote: Aug 3, 2008
Did you also ride a balloon in Albuquerque?


B_Rye wrote: Aug 3, 2008
Did you also ride a balloon in Albuquerque?





See the Great Pyramids


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Visited the Pyramids of Giza, AbuSimbel, Sphinx, Saqqara, the Step Pyramid, and added Jordan with Petra in there too. We had waited so many years to do these things. It was better than we ever imagined.....
[search Travel: Ancient World]
[search Travel: Middle East]
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updated: Feb 23, 2009
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Shake hands with a President


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While working at Los Alamos National Lab, I arranged the visit by President Clinton. My picture (shaking hands) with him still hangs proudly on my wall.
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updated: Jul 22, 2009
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Ski


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Too Old now or maybe did too much skiing in younger years.
I did Als Run at Taos, skied all over CO and NM. Believe it or not, I used to ski downhill with my son Lance on my back!!! Now days someone....
[search Winter Sports: Downhill]
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updated: Jan 21, 2009
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SuperBowl
To go to a Super Bowl with the Packers playing.

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Well maybe next year. We had our Superbowl package bought thru Packer Fan Tours but not to be.
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updated: Aug 29, 2008
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Travel - Turkey


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Turkey’s Magical Hideaways
April 11 – May 3, 2008

Prologue

Everyone asks us: Why are you going to Turkey? Anthony Bourdain, the noted traveling chef’s answer....
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[search Travel: Europe: Other]
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updated: Jun 18, 2009
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ViajeraCat wrote: Jun 18, 2009
We are going on this same OAT trip very soon. Are you available to answer a few questions for us? Thanks!


Africancrab wrote: May 5, 2009
Awesome blog on your travel. I must agree Turkey is one of the most beautful countries I have visited. I still thing Cyprus beats it, but that is just a matter of opinion. Thanks for sharing.


B_Rye wrote: Jul 15, 2008
Thanks for sharing such a fascinating trip! I now know 10 times more about Turkey than I did before!





Visit Antarctica
After watching March of the Penguin, we have to go there someday.
[search Travel: Other]
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updated: Feb 1, 2008
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Visit Archaeology Sites WorldWide
Visit Petra in Western Jordan

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We rode horses into "The Treasury" just like Indiana Jones as filmed in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Petra has so much more than just the the one site. Plan a whole day there if possible. There....
[search Travel: Other]
[search Travel: Ancient World]
[search Travel: Middle East]
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updated: Feb 23, 2009
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Visit every continent

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updated: Mar 30, 2008
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Visit Ireland


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We spent 2 weeks in Ireland last March (07). We went with St. Brennans Inn folks. They have the Manor House there and the trip was fabulous. Our daughter/son-in-law went also. We drove to CHI and....
[search Travel: Europe: Ireland]
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updated: Mar 30, 2009
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Visit Ireland Again
Went once and now I am ready to go again. Maybe in 2011. Too many other places to go before we repeat I guess.
[search Travel: Europe: Ireland]
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updated: Mar 30, 2009
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Visit Machu Picchu


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Visited Machu Picchu. All the pictures of the site in books cannot ever duplicate the impact of the first glance. Amazing. Didnot pack in., rode the train. Great trip but you really do need day....
[search Travel: South America: Peru]
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updated: May 21, 2009
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Visit Southeast Asia
To visit Angkor Wat, Cambodia. We need to go quickly since 2 Million tourists visited Angkor in 07.

Completed!
From Siam to Saigon:
Thailand & Vietnam Revealed
With Visits to Cambodia & Myanmar
March 11 – April 19, 2009




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[search Travel: Asia]
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updated: Dec 31, 2009
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Reloader wrote: Dec 31, 2009
WOW!! Thanks for letting us 'live it with you'!! What a trip.....





Visit the Grand Canyon


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Hiked the Grand Canyon from Hermits Trail and out Bright Angel Trail with my husband. Its the greatest!! You have to get permits 3 months ahead etc. Check the rules now, they may have changed. It....
[search Travel: US: Arizona]
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updated: Dec 15, 2008
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Washington DC
Driving trip to our Nation's Capital.

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completed. Will send report later. Saw everything, ate interesting foods, great hotel, good transportation etc.
[search Travel: US: Northeast]
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updated: Aug 14, 2010
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