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I am semi retired (retired before I want to). I have started to learn Fly Fishing, which is a sport which is not heavily done in Texas. I have already learned so much about how fish feed, and learned about the bugs in their lives. I probably won't learn how to make the flies, but there are plenty available in retail stores. Texas parks & Wildlife tracks largest fish caught by fly fishing in all state waters. I want to try to get my fly fishing catches in the record books.
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At the moment I'm building a wood working shop for me and a potting shed and greenhouse for my wife. I've always been interested in making things out of wood. My grandad taught me a lot of things about wood working. He and I built an apartment down in my mom and dad's basement when I was in my late teens. And I lived in it for about 5 years. I also built a shed behind my dad's house and a shelter behind the shed for storing the lawn mower, garden tools, the tiller and later on my dad's antique car. When I finish the shops, I'll make bird houses and bird feeders, my wife will grow plants, and we may go and sell them at craft fairs. Sounds like we're going to have a lot of fun in our retirement days.
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The year after I retired I started building a Garden Railroad. I designed the layout, laid the track (no easy task) and I build the buildings that populate it. I joined a Garden Railroading club and have been its Treasurer the past 4 years. We do 4 shows a year at various events the longest of which (thanksgiving to New Years) we collect toys for Toys for Tots and raise money for a local charity. Although I love running trains on my layout these shows are a thrill to watch the wonder in the eyes of the children and children in heart.
It may be an unusual hobby for a woman (I am the only active female in the club) but it fits in with my love of gardening (I have 17 flower gardens and 16 earthbox veggie gardens)....no lawn...just gardens and pathways and woods....and I do all of the landscaping. It is wonderful to have the time to plan and do.
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 I would love to do Pottery. I want to create beautiful pieces such as bowls, platters, vases, etc. I want to feel the clay between my fingers like in the movie, "Ghost" without the man,lol. I love Italian pottery and bought many pieces when I was in Italy so I would love to make something like that,
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I would love to try Pottery, I would love to make things like bowls, platters, vases etc. I want to feel the clay between my fingers. Like in the movie "Ghost" only without the man helping. I love Italian pottery and wish I could make something beautiful like that.


It’s Your time, now! Let’s spend it perfectly! You worked all your life, gave your time and talent to someone for pay. Now, you can get started on how you will spend your time, what you will do, and how you do it! But, first you have to have a plan!!   This activity is designed to help you plan Your Perfect Retirement!  This is the second week of  a 5-week challenge, in tandem with our Retirement Sweepstakes, for all of you who love to dream about Your Perfect Retirement !   Thank you to everyone who responded last week! We had some great ideas! Here’s what we’ll do : Each Weeek  I’ll post a question in this forum and give you a chance to answer to the post. We’ll collect responses all week, and on the following Thursday the winner will be revealed and a $25.00 prize will be awarded at random.                              ( This week's winner will be announced next Thursday, 13!)    Change for this question: This week,  you must add your own post, and not just click on the  poll. We have had some great answers , and would love to see some more!        Tip : Don’t miss out on the fun, subscribe to this discussion.                                                  What Hobby Would You Like To Try?       – Gardening – Crafts – Cooking – Performing – Photography – Collecting You Pick!
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II would like to combine Photography with Crafts. I think making things for your family to enjoy and remember you by are most important. Crafting new frames from discarded ones at yard sales and flea markets to house new or old photos of friends and family would be my hobby of choice. Who knows, you may even mend some broken relationships in the process!

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I have always been fascinated by digging for treasure!  I would love to work on an archeological site, assisting the professionals with whatever they needed, and actually do some digging myself!  What a wonderful feeling it must be to 'discover' that hidden secret!


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Travel, travel , and travel!!
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I enjoy taking picture; Photography will be my hobby in my retirement. I also like genealogy.
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I love to work in the yard, but when I had a full time job, I had to sneak in time when I could. Now that I am retired, I plan to spend a lot of time working on xeriscaping the yard an getting rid of a lot of the grass. Living in South Texas, we don't get much water, so the challenge is what to plant that keeps the landscape looking lush without using water. I just planted a butterfly garden complete with a place to stop and have a drink and plenty of milkweed to lay their eggs on. I can't wait to see if I get any coccoons!
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