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Are you taking a vacation this summer? Not all of us are lucky like CAS and able to retire! :)
What are you doing for vacation and will you take materials along to feed your stick addiction?

As for us -- we are going to spend 9 days at Fort Wilderness in our camper -- and yes I'll take something to work on just in case I have time! There is always the possibility that I may have to wait on the DW from time to time, and a guys got to have something to keep him busy and out of trouble!
 

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Retired is not much of a vacation. Seems like I have more to do now than I did before I retired. But those few times when we can travel carving tools and a my jaw horse are in the car. Even when we fly or are just going on a short trip or visit I have a 6 pocket leather tool roll with 2 carving knives and 4 palm tools that goes in my bag. I even take the tool roll in a hip pack when I go to he woods or park. HO, and I almost aways have a folding carving knife in my pocket. Not that I am addicted to this carving on a stick thing!!!! {~;
70 here today. And the boss is going to let my power wash the house, plant flowers, sand and paint some window sills and clean the carpet in the den. RETIREMENT??
 

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Retired is not much of a vacation. Seems like I have more to do now than I did before I retired.
CV3 -- I hear that a lot from my retired friends! :) I'm looking forward to the day (39 months 1 week and 6 days) when I can retire! I'm sure I'll keep busy, it's just in my nature -- and I suspect it's in your nature as well! Lazy people arn't all of a sudden going to get busy after they retire! :)
 

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Yes, I always take the tool box (everything I need to powercarve, sharpen, hand carve, sand, drill, saw, heat), sketch book, clay and tool for rough sketches, and at least one stick if not more.
 

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Yes, I always take the tool box (everything I need to powercarve, sharpen, hand carve, sand, drill, saw, heat), sketch book, clay and tool for rough sketches, and at least one stick if not more.
Are you taking that stuff anywhere special this year?
 

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Heading to FL in May and possibly Gulf Shores in October. I'm sure I'll do some camping in between and weekend trips (I usually just carry my pocket carver with me on those).
 

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Heading to FL in May and possibly Gulf Shores in October. I'm sure I'll do some camping in between and weekend trips (I usually just carry my pocket carver with me on those).
An -- sounds like fun! I could go for some of those Gulf Shore breezes right this minute!
 

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Also in the "retired" mode.

Hung up the hard hat last July after 35 years in the industrial insulation trade. I sure was glad I didn't have to go out this winter and clean the snow off the truck, drive an hour to a refinery, chemical plant or such and then work outside insulating frozen pipes and equipment that the owner should have winterized in Sept! Not really complaining too awful much it was a good living, paid all the bills, raised the kids and the pension check each month is nice!

After 35 years of getting up and going everyday that portion of my persona will not go away, I always feel I should be doing something. Stick making was a hobby before, its become "my job" now, LOL!

I have hauled the folding saw along on previous vacations, will now haul the "carving box" along when we head to the mountains this summer.
 

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Rockies in summer Rad. Probably Montana, Idaho, Wyoming area.

We did the Blue Ridge Parkway drive in October of last year, was a great drive albeit a bit of a drag til the gov't shutdown got over with and the National Park and National Forest campgrounds opened up again. Though on the plus side we did find some nice state parks in TN we would not have visited if the fed gov't had not shut down the National Parks and Forests.
 

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Ah -- sounds good, I've only been to the Rockies once; went camping in the mountains in the middle of August and nearly froze!
 

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Heading to FL in May and possibly Gulf Shores in October. I'm sure I'll do some camping in between and weekend trips (I usually just carry my pocket carver with me on those).
JJireh if you are coming to Gulf Shores I will buy you a cup of coffee. Its jus a hour away.
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Thats one thing i cant do on hols take my tools .cruising aournd the canary islands / maderia and then gibralater before sailing back but take pencil and paper plenty of memory for the camera

Since we have been retired i dont seem to have time to do everything i want to ?carzy but better than work think i put more time and effort in the carving/harvesting designing than i ever did at work but dont miss working one bit
 

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although my hols are sort of planned its always a last min, job with us end up geting last min deal usually within 5days of looking there always there.it dosnt matter to me if its the balatic europe or north africa its a great way to travel on a cruise ship

We are hoping that a trip to the USA is on the cards in future must see the rockys /yellowstone park and the grand cannon so mayby within a couple of years
 
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