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    Default A NEW DIRECTION FOR ME - Readers Cast (Joe Sanders) - Jan 27, 2014

    A NEW DIRECTION FOR ME
    As an official senior citizen now, I've had to make several changes to my lifestyle recently, that kind of caught me ill equipped and unready. In my more robust younger years it meant nothing to me to hike 10 miles or so through the woods in search of deer or climbing 2000 feet in elevation in the Blue Mountains of Washington State in the quest for elk. If I wanted to go camping for the weekend with friends, making plans to go, only the night before departure, would not have been a problem. A day in the field would last all day long, and then came dinner preparation and clean up, then an hour or two around a campfire with a favorite libation. Not so any more. The onset of senior citizenship has taken its toll on my once rowdy behavior, and forced me into a more reasonable pace.

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    Great read Joe and boy can I relate,
    I enjoy the planning and taking it all at a more reasonable pace these days.
    and as you know the excitement never goes away it just gets cherished
    a bit more as we age.
    Thanks for reminding me to keep smelling the roses while we still can..
    Steve & Michael Molcsan
    Camp Happy Hearts, Yosemite

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    Joe,

    Your thoughts hit home for sure. I too remember the indestructable years. I would step off alone into the cascades and pop back out of the woods 5-6 days later with quarters on my back and bounce in my step. Those solo hunt days are gone now, and the streams require a little thought now too. But you are right....embrace where you are at. Besides, it doesn't look really impressive if while slowing down you're kicking and yelling at the world....a man needs a little dignity.

    Ralph

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    Nice read Joe about becoming an official blue hair ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by caddisfly777 View Post
    Nice read Joe about becoming an official blue hair ...
    I wish it would have turned blue before it started going away. I'll never know what I'd have looked like with a head of hair like Jay Leno's.
    Where you go is less important than how you take the steps.
    Fish with a Friend,
    Lotech Joe


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    Over 4000 views , good stuff Joe ...
    Steve & Michael Molcsan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Molcsan View Post
    Over 4000 views , good stuff Joe ...
    That blows me away.
    Where you go is less important than how you take the steps.
    Fish with a Friend,
    Lotech Joe


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