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missmolly
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09/07/2017 10:24AM
Here are my top ten:

1. gardening
2. walking
3. hanging with friends and family
4. fishing
5. paddling
6. eating
7. sitting beside the sea
8. foreign travel
9. domestic travel (both travels would be higher if flying weren't so uncomfy)
10. bicycling

What are your top ten and does paddling make the cut?
 
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Jackfish
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09/07/2017 10:40AM
Great list. You got me thinking... these aren't necessarily in order of preference.

1. Boating
2. Paddling
3. Walking
4. Seeing live music
5. Traveling - domestic and foreign
6. Planning the next trip
7. Eating great food
8. Hiking
9. Camping
10. Being adventurous

I could add fishing, but I don't get a chance to do that as much as I would like. I could also add working because I truly enjoy what I do, but I didn't think that was the intent of the question.
SaganagaJoe
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09/07/2017 10:44AM
I wish! I only paddle in the BWCA and at the cabin in Wisconsin. Wish I could buy one and paddle more often.

1. Bible reading and prayer
2. Playing banjo
3. Campfires
3.5. Hiking
4. Driving my truck
5. Playing guitar
6. Coffee
7. Canoeing
8. Yard work
9. Snowshoeing
09/07/2017 10:54AM
1 through 9- fishing, 10 paddling To fishing spots
09/07/2017 11:53AM
1. Paddling
2. Hiking
3. Canoe camping
4. Hiking waterfalls
5. Planning for bwca trips
6. Rock hunting
7. Paddling the Mississippi River
8. BWCA wingnights and get togethers
9. Promoting demo's
10. Watching racing.( not on TV)
Flashback
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09/07/2017 12:14PM
Yes, canoeing is in top 10 that follows, in no particular order.

Canoeing
Photography
Range shooting with pistols.
Reading voraciously; generally history of Revolutionary & Civil War.
Archery with longbow.
Collecting books, carbide lamps, LPs, and CDs.
Woodworking on craft project. Recently completed 2 wanigans for canoe base camping.
Motorcycling, and Mustang road trips............ just cruising around.
Restoring old school, whitewater solo canoes.
Visiting with old friends & family.

#11 Surprisingly to some; I enjoy yard work.

BOB



Canoearoo
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09/07/2017 12:28PM
Being that God, family and friends are automatically number one:

1. Canoe camping/Fishing
2. Hunting/canoeing
3. Homesteading/gardening
4 homeschooling
5. Biking/hiking/walking
6. Snow shoeing/skiing
7. Ice fishing/ice skating
8. church/volunteering
9. nature/weather
10. wilderness survival/bush crafting
scat
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09/07/2017 01:54PM
Yes definitely. I'm too lazy to make a list. Or maybe just scared I can't think of ten things.
nofish
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09/07/2017 02:04PM
1. Fishing with my kids
2. Fishing with my fishing buddy
3. Fishing alone
4. Hunting with my kids
5. Hunting with my hunting buddy
6. Hunting alone
7. Camping
8. Ultimate Frisbee
9. Exploring new areas by canoe
10. Its a tie between eating and sleeping
09/07/2017 03:13PM
I don't have 10 activities anymore. I'm not really a "canoeist", I own canoes and paddle canoes because they can get you to some good places to camp. I like to camp. If I ever find a campsite that has college football I might not ever leave.
09/07/2017 03:14PM
reading
hiking
paddling
camping
taking care of my yard
dining out
having a campfire in the backyard
having drinks/hanging out with friends
traveling
browsing the net for canoe/camping/hiking vids and stories (activity??)
Laketrout58
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09/07/2017 03:56PM
Nice subject,Wonder Woman!

1. Wintering in south FL with Ann my wife
2. Traveling with Ann
3. Playing with our grandkids
4. Spending time with the whole fam
5. Fishing for monster brookies
6. Paddling while fishing in the dub
7. Deer hunting with son and friends
8. Scamping in cook county every August
9. Working on my own vehicles and home
10. Watching the Vikings win the Super Bowl


Good day to you all! Marc
mastertangler
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09/07/2017 06:08PM
quote SaganagaJoe: "I wish! I only paddle in the BWCA and at the cabin in Wisconsin. Wish I could buy one and paddle more often.


1. Bible reading and prayer
2. Playing banjo
3. Campfires
3.5. Hiking
4. Driving my truck
5. Playing guitar
6. Coffee
7. Canoeing
8. Yard work
9. Snowshoeing"


Joe you sound awesome, I want to hang with you
lundojam
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09/07/2017 06:31PM
hanging out with Mrs. Lundo
fishing
playing guitar/singing
camping
canoeing
reading the paper with emphasis on the sports page
NYT crossword puzzle
cooking/eating
netflix
travel

Joe, not to be an internet weirdo, but I've got a handful of paddler/hiker/musician/Christian young (mid 20's) women in my life. They are all on the lookout for somebody with a list like yours, particularly #1. Give us a shout next time you come to Grand Marais. :)
arctic
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09/07/2017 07:18PM
My top ten varies by season, so I could not put them in order. Here's my recreational life, though.

1. Canoe tripping
2. Fly-fishing for trout
3. Lake trout and walleye fishing from canoe
4. Deer Hunting
5. Guitar-playing
6. Maple Syrup production
7. Astronomy
8. Hiking/backpacking
9. Nordic skiing
10. Alpine skiing

Other activities include genealogy, cutting firewood for the winter, general maintenance of house and cars.
Blatz
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09/07/2017 08:53PM
Mt Biking
Paddling
XC Skiing
Hiking
Camping (Tent and Trailer)
Playing Bass Guitar
Playing Drums
Home Brewing
Petting my dog
Most Importantly, Spending time with my wife and kids

yogi59weedr
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09/07/2017 08:59PM
My top 10...... Hmmmm.
1. Bwca trips. boat or canoe....
2. Fishing. If not dub then fishing for walleye. Pools 13 14 on the MiMississippi river.
Love to catfish same areas.
3. Hunting. Big deer. With 2 this year that will be 100 in my life. 1 booner and a dozen
Popes
4. Hunting turkeys upward of 50 lifetime.
5. I love to golf.... Shot a 76 in my younger days... More like 87 nowadays
6. Love to bicycle. But like most things I do.the ankle knee and shoulder are limiting.
This
7. Long range shooting.... I wouldn't blink an eye at taking a 200 ad shot with my
Shotgun or 50 call muzzleloader.
8. Beers with the boys.
9. Working on my house and yard.
10......anything else that makes the girl in my life happy...



carmike
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09/07/2017 11:34PM
Awesome thread. Nice to hear about some of the "regulars'" interests. I really need to make it to a wingnight one of these years to put some faces to these names.

Anyway, here's a rough start, not thought about too much:

1) A sunset paddle with my wife
2) A sunset paddle, alone or with another, while casting topwaters for bass
3) Reading a good book
4) Getting it right in the classroom (I'm a teacher)
5) A morning sit in a deer stand
6) Fishing Mille Lacs Lake
7) Eating pizza
8) Shooting plastic bottles full of water with revolvers and lever guns
9) Watching the rod tip bend down after trolling for lake trout six hours w/out a bite
10) (Very recent development...will require adjustment of the others...) The upcoming birth of my first child, due in February.
missmolly
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09/08/2017 06:08AM
quote carmike: "Awesome thread. Nice to hear about some of the "regulars'" interests. I really need to make it to a wingnight one of these years to put some faces to these names.


Anyway, here's a rough start, not thought about too much:


1) A sunset paddle with my wife
2) A sunset paddle, alone or with another, while casting topwaters for bass
3) Reading a good book
4) Getting it right in the classroom (I'm a teacher)
5) A morning sit in a deer stand
6) Fishing Mille Lacs Lake
7) Eating pizza
8) Shooting plastic bottles full of water with revolvers and lever guns
9) Watching the rod tip bend down after trolling for lake trout six hours w/out a bite
10) (Very recent development...will require adjustment of the others...) The upcoming birth of my first child, due in February.
"


Congrats on 10, my cyber-friend. Kids rock! They're like a rod bending while eating pizza AND shooting at plastic bottles on the shore at the same time. As a former teacher, I understand 4 too.
missmolly
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09/08/2017 06:11AM
50 turkey, yogi? Wow! I used to live on a 2,000 acre farm in southwestern Wisconsin and the men would come and hunt. They'd all leave with a deer. Many would leave with no birds.

I'm enjoying this thread too. It's cool to see how fellow posters range. I read what others have written and I sometimes think, "I should have included that!" Like petting my dog. In fact, as I write/work, he's usually on my lap and he's my shadow, sun or clouds.
Nomadmusky
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09/08/2017 08:54AM
Wow, this is challenging: I too am going to put the God, family disclaimer that they come first.

As I get older they have changed, but here goes:

1. Catching a big Muskie on a figure 8 at boat side in Canada or any lake with no houses or no one else on the water but those in my boat or canoe.

2. Fishing from a canoe: Muskie, Lake Trout, Pike, Smallies are the top ranked ones

3. Fishing from a boat: Muskie, Smallies, Walleye are the top ranked ones there

4. A long canoe, camping/fishing adventure in a truly remote spot with buddies that are as crazy to go to those spots as I am.

5. A nap on the couch during a fall football game after mowing the lawn

6. Completing a complicated business negotiation or deal for a friend/friends, not related to my business

7. My daily walks/podcast sessions

8. Coaching or practicing sports with my kids; (they've grown up, and I miss those days, it would be #1 or #2 when they were young)

9. Phone calls with my long time friends

10. Hunting: Deer in Wisconsin, Elk in the Mountains, I love the peace and settling into the surroundings, noticing everything after the buzz of the rest of your life settles down, both around you and in your mind.

**disclaimer, these are subject to change at a moments notice, and may be as rigid as the shape of an Ameba.

Nomad
09/08/2017 09:29AM
It was my top ten activities for so long...

Being a grandpa
Paddling when I think I can.
Firefighter... I can still run the pumper.
First responder... wish some young blood would take my place.
My job...
Going around the lake and seeing what Joan has baked and while I'm there I try a bit of it with coffee.
Hiking the woods around home.
Building my house.
Entertaining friends that visit
Listening to my daughter for hours on the phone sometimes.
Wing nights
yogi59weedr
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09/08/2017 11:04AM


Missmolly. This is 1 I got with 3 beards..
I hunt the most north west county in Illinois. Probably 10 15 miles from Wisconsin border ..jo Davies county....

Have taken 5 with my bow...
northallen
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09/08/2017 01:48PM
1) Running
2) Watching kids sports
3) Fishing
4) Hunting
5) Paddling
6) Hiking
7) Walking the dog
8) Movies
9) Going to sporting events (Vikings, Twins, Hawkeyes)
10) Dining out

This is the order in which they came to me, not necessarily favorite to less favorite
FullGo
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09/08/2017 03:12PM
Not in the top 10 for me anymore. My recreational time revolves around my kid's activities, sports, family time, and the seasons of the year.

Fall:
--Football: Coaching, watching my kid play, following the NFL and FF.
--Soccer/Volleyball: Have two kids playing and following the HS teams.

Winter:
--Hockey and more Hockey: Got a kid playing, lots of traveling and volunteer work, supporting the HS team, attending college games.
--Downhill Skiing: We have a season pass, wife and kids love it, and try to make an annual trip West.

Spring/Early Summer:
--Running: Ramp up the training for a few shorter races and Grandma's marathon or the Garry B Half.
--Mountain Biking: A great way to get back into the woods after a long winter.
--Spring Sports--AAA Hockey/Selects, Travel Soccer, JO Volleyball, Golf.

Summer:
--Boating: Skiing, Tubing, Cruising, Jet Skiing.
--The Beach: Just hanging out, swimming, in the hammock, reading, bonfires, having friends over.
--Triathlon: Add swimming to my run/bike to do a few races.

missmolly
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09/08/2017 03:38PM
quote yogi59weedr: "


Missmolly. This is 1 I got with 3 beards..
I hunt the most north west county in Illinois. Probably 10 15 miles from Wisconsin border ..jo Davies county....


Have taken 5 with my bow..."


With a bow?
Whoa!!!

Next you'll be posting a pic of a Tom terrific you shot in a blizzard with your Red Ryder BB gun, a backwards shot with a mirror! ;-)
jwb747
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09/08/2017 04:38PM
I numbered to keep organized, not by priority. All activities enjoyed alone, with wife, with wife and kids, just kids, friends, and sometimes strangers.

1. Mountain/Road biking
2. Canoe camping
3. Kayaking
4. Early mornings in my back yard drinking coffee and reading
5. Frisbee golf
6. Car camping
7. International/Domestic travel or road trips
8. Skiing
9. Cooking
10. Planning the next adventure
yellowcanoe
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09/08/2017 06:24PM
Yes
In no order
Cooking
Knitting
Long remote canoe trips
Canoe doodling around the lake to visit neighbors and eagles and loons
Photography
Noticing on woods walks
Road trips
Foodie
Watching grandsons play hockey
Biking
ozarkpaddler
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09/08/2017 08:22PM
Paddling and photo number one and two
Photography
Walking the farm with my last remaining dog
Driving off road
Camping
Reading
Fishing, esp trout and smallies
Shooting and calling turkeys and ducks (no longer hunt, but still enjoy shooting and calling animals)
Watching my nephews play football
StL Blues Hockey, College football, Baseball (Royals and Cards)


martoonie
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09/08/2017 08:42PM
motorcycling
camping
drinking
chasing woman
drinking
dancing
making money
gear tinkering
fishing
paddling
portaging
paddling, top 10, just barely, but whatever works for you.
yogi59weedr
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09/08/2017 08:52PM
Not likely on that one.. that would be illegal... got all 5 natural concealment.. no blind...

Did get one from my camper one time. I was inside...
Over slept because to much fun with the boys... woke up to a thunderous gobble.
Looked out window and Tom was strutting with hens 35 dud from camper.. snuck down put shell in gun busted open door and wa la turkey dinner.
Tried to go back to bed bit was laughing to hard....

No
S***
09/08/2017 09:49PM
My list in no particular order...
1. Canoeing
2. Reading
3. Camping
4. Biking
5. Birding
6. Travel, esp national parks
7. Fly fishing
8. Hanging out with family
9. Teaching Sunday School
10. Coaching track and field and cross country
11. Photography which accompanies 1, 3, 5, 6,
09/09/2017 09:43AM
yes
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09/09/2017 10:54AM
quote walllee: "1 through 9- fishing, 10 paddling To fishing spots"

+1 me too
missmolly
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09/09/2017 11:43AM
quote yogi59weedr: "Not likely on that one.. that would be illegal... got all 5 natural concealment.. no blind...


Did get one from my camper one time. I was inside...
Over slept because to much fun with the boys... woke up to a thunderous gobble.
Looked out window and Tom was strutting with hens 35 dud from camper.. snuck down put shell in gun busted open door and wa la turkey dinner.
Tried to go back to bed bit was laughing to hard....


No
S***"


If you'd waited another five minutes, it might have walked into your trailer.
overthehill
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09/10/2017 10:55AM
Reading used bookstore books.

Chickens and building coops

Movies at home hanging out

Cooking and grilling

Making sausage and curing hams

Hand loading/rifle shooting

Fishing / Paddling/ Boating/ Bankfishing

Country drives yard / barn sales

Old General Stores ( mostly gone)

Vegetable gardening and light farming
sunnybear09
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09/11/2017 06:10PM
1. Hiking with my dog.
2. Sharing meals and coffee with my dog.
3. Canoeing anyplace wild, preferably with my dog.
4. Reading copiously with my dog at my side.
5. Fly fishing for trout on rivers and streams with my dog.
6. Great far-reaching road trips thru the great landscapes and natural habitats of the North
American continent with my dog.
7. Harvesting 4 chords of wood per year for the firebox, chainsawing (one of the all-time
incredible inventions!), maul splitting, loading, stacking, looking fondly at all that wood,
with my dog.
8. Getting up at 5am every morning to drink coffee, watch the news, ponder all things life, let
the dog out for a good time.
9. Anything that I share with my two daughters, no matter what the medium. And hearing
about my youngest daughters Newfoundland and comparing dog stories.
10. Being alive and healthy, with my dog.
10A. Letting my dog take me hunting for upland birds.

There is just something magical for me passing thru all that life has to offer with an all-in best friend that can do it all and adds a huge level of animation to all I do. And affection.
09/11/2017 06:19PM
Absolutely!
mc2mens
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09/13/2017 08:29AM
Road biking
Hiking/walking
Canoe camping/paddling
Cooking
Traveling – foreign and domestic
Photography
Hockey/ice skating
Backcountry skiing/snowshoeing
Fishing
Backpacking
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09/14/2017 03:00PM
Kind of ironic how many mention family but SEX made nobody's top 10! Well, I'll go on record as being the first. Paddling? HEll NO! I hate paddling and canoes, but I love the fishing they bring me to, but I'd take the boat if they let me;)
Blatz
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09/14/2017 08:10PM
quote : "Kind of ironic how many mention family but SEX made nobody's top 10! Well, I'll go on record as being the first. Paddling? HEll NO! I hate paddling and canoes, but I love the fishing they bring me to, but I'd take the boat if they let me;)"
Um sex is already a given. Where have you been?
andym
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09/14/2017 10:53PM
Yep. Here are 11 in no particular order. I would say that the best times combine a few of these together. Which is the best part
Of canoe camping. Canoeing, camping, swimming, and good times with my wife, friends, and family.

Paddling
Sailing
Swimming
Playing squash
Playing trombone
Camping
Snorkeling
Hanging around with family
Hanging around with friends
Quiet times at home or the cabin with my wife and cats (only at home)
The good parts of my job (doing research) but not a lot of the rest.
missmolly
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09/15/2017 08:24AM
You've got range, AndyM!
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09/15/2017 12:44PM
quote Blatz: "quote : "Kind of ironic how many mention family but SEX made nobody's top 10! Well, I'll go on record as being the first. Paddling? HEll NO! I hate paddling and canoes, but I love the fishing they bring me to, but I'd take the boat if they let me;)"
Um sex is already a given. Where have you been?"


Um well then so wouldn't everything else short of breathing also be a "given"? You haven't done it until you've done it in the B-dub with the water lapping at the shore, gulls mocking you from above, smell of pine in the breeze, sun searing your nakedness from above, and a forest ranger watching you through his binoculars or a den mama hollering to the shear amazement of her pack "Don't look girls!!!" Primal and exhilarating, don't get any better! LOL!
andym
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09/16/2017 12:54AM
quote missmolly: "You've got range, AndyM! "

Thanks! I see a lot of range in many of the answers. It's great to see the many things we love and bring to our time in the wilderness. I can imagine learning a lot from everyone while moving across a lake or around the campfire at night.



 
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