Flying lessons after I retire in a few months. Writing. Reading. Firearms. Cooking. Auto racing (F1 and NHRA are my favorites). Music (I play the clarinet well, the soprano sax not as well, and a mediocre guitar).
Originally posted by TrvlPro:
Dave, after reading your list it dawned on me I left off firearms. Also a passion of mine.
I've been shooting since I was a kid. I had my first gun when I was 12 - a .22 Marlin. I hunted a bit but it never really interested me so I stopped after a few seasons. I am happy with targets these days, mostly to keep up my skills for concealed carry.
Ditto, we have more in common than I knew. I collected for years and had an FFL for many years as well. Closed the small gun business I had and turned in my FFL when they got overly nosy and restrictive. No warrant needed to come anytime day or night to see books for good or no reason. Since it was run from a wing of my home, didn't like the idea of free access to Gvt.
I still have my first .22 Winchester lever recieved from my dad at 14. It'd the thing I'd grab from my home in the event of a fire if I could only save one item.
Sadly, I have none of my first guns anymore. My oldest is my Colt Python, which I bought in 1983 I think. I'll never sell it. I've also got a beautiful Winchester .270 that I bought in 1988. Those are the two guns I'd save if a fire ever happened.