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Thursday, 28 August 2014

My Dad

This is what my Dad was doing yesterday.  He and 13 others, 5ºC. Every second Wednesday they go climbing somewhere. He's 84 next month.  The only comment he made was that there 'wasn't much of a view'.

And on the OTHER Wednesdays he goes biking.



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  1. What a wonderful example of the ways to live a good life. I hope you have inherited the good health genes too.

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    1. Louise … I think I have inherited the drive. I use it to paint ...

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  2. He's on exposed terrain! Good for him!

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    1. It's pretty cold out there Red!

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  3. My late father was also a mountain climber, but I think he stopped aged about 50.

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    1. Dad wouldn't call it mountain climbing Cro. It's just 'Tramping' in NZ. But he does go up mountains :-)

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  4. Good Heavens ! Good on him !

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  5. Wauw! Where is it?
    That is what I would like to do when I am retired. Biking, hiking, climbing in NZ (part of the time).

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    1. You would be welcome to join this crowd Ben. Near Lake Tutira, up the Maungaharuru Range and Bell Rock.
      http://tracks.org.nz/track/show/653

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  6. I can no longer do that at 70. However when I get a new knee.....

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    1. Is the procedure scheduled Geeb?

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  7. I feel sick at the drop

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  8. Heavens to Murgatroyd!

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  9. How long has your dad been taking "Philosan"? Did you have that in NZ? - "Philosan fortifies the over forties". He is a great advert for old age even though he is still young t heart.

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  10. I am very impressed Good on him

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  11. And guess what, it's Father's Day today!
    John, I think it looks worse because of the mist.
    Indeed RWP
    No Philosan here YP. We just have fresh air, good food, and a self-sufficiency attitude :-)
    He impresses me all the time Marja!

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