What Should I do?

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 10:39
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Hi all,

I've got three more sleeps 'till retirement day. The biggest decision I have is, should I sit at home and wait to die (which seems popular) or should we hitch the Bushtracker to the LC and take off? What should I do???

Mal T.
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Reply By: Member - iMusty(VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 10:43

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 10:43
Well Let's see... Hmmn

Dunno?

Guess you should do what's popular.

Enjoy your trip.

Stay safe

Let us know when you're in Vic. :-)

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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 10:52

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 10:52
Stay home of course. You must have a lot of uncompleted jobs around the house to keep you busy for a few years.
Enjoy the trip.
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Reply By: Member - Geoff M (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:11

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:11
Well Mal,
Best thing to do is stay home.
I'll take the LC and Bushtracker for a run on your behalf. I may also need access to your super so I can maintain them and put fuel in the LC.

Just let me know where and when to collect the equipment,

Geoff.

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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty(VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 15:53

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 15:53
Lol

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Reply By: 3.0turbob - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:30

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:30
Mal...................................

I think you're rubbing it in, aren't you.
You know most of us will be at work in 3 sleeps!!
And you're going to go off on a fantastic trip somewhere for who knows how long, without a care in the world,.......................selfish.

Have you got room for me ???

Rob
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Reply By: TheUndertaker - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:49

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:49
Mal,
1. go to pub.
2. buy lots of
3. load 2 from 1 into lc+ bushtracker
4. send partner grocery shopping
5. load 4 into bushtracker [if room from 2]
6. check wallet is in pocket
7. drive bush/beach
8. camp
9/10 infinitum. Repeat 1 thru 8

Enjoy ,life really does begin when no longer a slave to the job.
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Reply By: Member - Wim (Qld) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:55

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:55
Mal

Go, and keep going till the money runs out.
Maybe you can talk to "10para" he seems to have resolved the problem.
All the very best mate. Keep in touch.
I would be a happy man if I was doing the same thing.

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Reply By: ianmc - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 13:15

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 13:15
When U do get out there dont make the mistake of not using your body & become
most unfit then unwell.
Its easy to sit in the drivers seat or the deckchair just navel gazing. Retirements not about doin nuthin & dying, its about doing stuff & living.
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 15:34

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 15:34
Hi Mal
It is a big world out there go and see what you have missed.

Thats my plan in a couple of years

Ray
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Reply By: Howard T - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 16:50

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 16:50
Mal,
Stay at home, annoy the missus and give me some of your super.
Best of luck
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Reply By: Member - Russell B (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 17:12

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 17:12
When I've got one foot in the grave I'll be regretting the things that I've done not what I wish i should have done !!!!!

Get out of there and doit NOW.

Regards

Russell
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 18:27

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 18:27
Some people are full of it. Get out and get cracking - suppose we have to put up with you again in July?
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 18:41

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 18:41
Mal,
I know how you feel mate. I've only got 7,300 sleeps til I retire and I have the same questions.
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 19:16

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 19:16
Throw the Gold Watch in the bin and disappear.

You will find that retirement is the busiest time of your life.

Enjoy!!
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 20:37

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 20:37
Hi Mal,

I'd suggest you do the Madigan Line. Take a bit more of that fine red with you this time :-))))

Didn't you retire last year????

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: Member - Poppy (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 20:57

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 20:57
Onya Mal
Take the worry out of the rest of your life and hook up the Bushtracker to a PATROL and life couldn't be sweeter.. LOL.. hehehe
Mate I am only jealous... just take the time to smell the roses
Cheers Poppy
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Reply By: Brian - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 21:49

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 21:49
I agree with all of the above. I am only 56 and have seen a lot of our great country and want to see more. Go out and do it. You only live once and I can tell you from my few trips about Australia that you will meet some fantastic people and that helps make the travelling so good.
Also the people on this forum are great. A bit of a stir here and there and that's what life is all about. Enjoy the 3 sleeps and then LIVE for the best.
Go for it and have fun.
If you pass thru Bathurst call for a cold beer. Homebrew that is!!!!!!!
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Reply By: motherhen - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 00:33

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 00:33
Lucky Devil - i'd almost kill for the chance to have enough $$$s to chuck in my jobs and hit the road full time. Enjoy the big trip.
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Reply By: Member - Frank - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 00:54

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 00:54
All the best still got a few years yet just remember travel slow and see it all

I tend to give advice on maters I know nothing about so why should I stop now
here go's you have been working and away all day and now you are going to be underfoot and in mums way all the time, I would give it a month or to so as to adjust to the new situation, think of this as serious planning time because you dont have a time limit any more rent the house to the kids and drift for a while, the only stress you shound have is deciding what fish to catch for tea

ps remember to go online now and then to make us all envious

frank
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Reply By: Member - big bo (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 08:09

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 08:09
Mal,
I have 78 days to go but who is counting. If you have not determined what you are going to do my suggestion to you is stay at work, but I assume you are taking the mickey out of us. Have a great time enjoy life, keep fit, spend your super. The plans I have made will keep me busy for about 10 years.
Bo.
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Reply By: motherhen - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 00:30

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 00:30
Mal, I don't see you on the Bushtracker owners group website. Do you check it out?
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