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    It does sound a little bizarre. But he has one life, I hope he is happy doing what he wants.
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    Joining the Peace Corps is considered bizarre? Huh. Personally I wish I had the cojones to do it and I admire anyone who does, and I find it particularly admirable that someone that age still has the energy and desire to do such a thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZChristian View Post
    I'm planning my birthday trip to Vegas for next month. There will be lots of food!!! Going to the Gordon Ramsay Steakhouse AND the Top of the World at the Stratosphere. And ziplining in Boulder City and on Fremont Street. My outsides may be turning 66, but my spirit is still about 25.
    Make sure you put the rollercoaster at NYNY on your list! It's spendy ($14/ticket) but really fun.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    BTW, zip-lining doesn't sound fun to me, either. I'm afraid of heights and not a very active person. My idea of fun is usually activities done indoors with a minimal amount of effort (like playing on the computer, watching tv, or reading).

    Our animal museum (not sure why it's called a museum, not a zoo since the animals are alive) has a zip-line course through it. Some of my adventurous blind friends have gone on it and really enjoyed it. I'd still rather walk through the museum to see the animals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pikachu View Post
    BTW, zip-lining doesn't sound fun to me, either. I'm afraid of heights and not a very active person. My idea of fun is usually activities done indoors with a minimal amount of effort (like playing on the computer, watching tv, or reading).

    Our animal museum (not sure why it's called a museum, not a zoo since the animals are alive) has a zip-line course through it. Some of my adventurous blind friends have gone on it and really enjoyed it. I'd still rather walk through the museum to see the animals.
    I didn't think I would ever zip-line, but once I tried it- I go every chance I get now.. In Jamaica they put it through all the foliage, and I was scared, but it was fine. I will go again next time
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    My friend's mother is well into her 80s, and not completely healthy. He is the eldest and only male. His 2 sisters live about 100 miles away from her, I think. I couldn't imagine leaving when my mother could check out at any time, due to age.....but I'm also getting the impression that they all have a strange relationship, anyway. Oh well, I didn't care much for her either, but I'm also not her relative. "Mom" is married, but I'm pretty sure he is really old, too. Oh well.....his decision. He was already living on a distant coast from his family.
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    I would love to join the Peace Corps. I'll have to put that on my bucket list. Kudos to your friend for wanting to make a difference.
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    I'm not convinced it's about making a difference since he cited free room and boad, which also doesn't make sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    A friend of mine, who retired from being a corporate attorney, dropped me a line to say he hated being retired and was joining the Peace Corps! He is now in the Middle East in Amman, Jordan. This just sounds so bizarre. Is this strange to anyone else, other than me? He is in his mid-60s. This just strikes me as a stupid move. I swear, he is as strange as my little inner voice had told me he is.
    Being a corporate attorney myself, I can actually kind of see it. We all go through it - where all we see is the rich getting richer, sometimes on the backs of the little people (like the employees). Wanting to do something good for others actually strikes me as sort of a reasonable response for a corporate attorney with a soul who somehow wants to contribute something good to the world before he dies? If that makes any sense at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    A friend of mine, who retired from being a corporate attorney, dropped me a line to say he hated being retired and was joining the Peace Corps! He is now in the Middle East in Amman, Jordan. This just sounds so bizarre. Is this strange to anyone else, other than me? He is in his mid-60s. This just strikes me as a stupid move. I swear, he is as strange as my little inner voice had told me he is.
    I think it's awesome. I was watching Whale Wars a while ago and thinking how amazing it would be to be a member if the Sea Shepherd. Even daydreamed a bit how I would go with my youngest daughter when she's grown (she is only 9 now but passionate about animal welfare).
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