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George
 
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Reply Wed 4 Feb, 2009 03:13 pm
I'm probably not telling you anything you don't already know, but . . .

I remember hiking and climbing in the Shawangunk Mts. (the 'Gunks) with a
friend who was into geology. He pointed out some significant things in the rock
face and explained them. It went right by me.

But the real reason I'm replying is to let you know that I am seething with envy.
My current retirement plan is "die at my desk".
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 4 Feb, 2009 03:16 pm
@George,
The Gunks have some nifty features , including one of the neatest nonconformities between the Ordovician and Silurian Rocks. Yup, gonna go to New Jersey to shoot these rocks initially . Thanks

I was thinking of doing the Dying at my desk also. However, The economic downturn has asked me to look at my plans and my funds. Im gonna be able to collect on my IRA's next year so , in the meantime, well just live on savings and maybe do some panhandling or extortion.
Foxfyre
 
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Reply Wed 4 Feb, 2009 03:29 pm
@George,
George wrote:

I'm probably not telling you anything you don't already know, but . . .

I remember hiking and climbing in the Shawangunk Mts. (the 'Gunks) with a
friend who was into geology. He pointed out some significant things in the rock
face and explained them. It went right by me.

But the real reason I'm replying is to let you know that I am seething with envy.
My current retirement plan is "die at my desk".


Join the club. I'm in my sixth year of trying to retire, but instead just went into a different line of work though I don't have to get into my car and drive to get to my desk anymore. I just have to get in my car and go do the work that I bring to my desk where I will probably die.

Maybe its better if we just admit that we'll never retire as if that is on purpose.

I share your envy of fm though who hopes to do what he loves. That would be the ideal retirement for sure.
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George
 
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Reply Wed 4 Feb, 2009 03:46 pm
@farmerman,
Quote:
. . . and maybe do some panhandling or extortion.

Always good to have a viable backup plan.
George
 
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Reply Wed 4 Feb, 2009 03:49 pm
@George,
Quote:
. . . Maybe its better if we just admit that we'll never retire as if that is on purpose. . .

I can just hear Jon Lovatt. "Yeah, on purpose, that's it. I'll spend the rest of my
life in fabric-covered box on purpose. Yeah."
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 4 Feb, 2009 06:17 pm
@George,
Today I told set that I have skills, extortion is just like farming except you use a bat.
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 4 Feb, 2009 07:01 pm
@farmerman,
Who's gonna take off the hay crop, not to mention calving and feeding, whilst you're gallivantin' around the country?
Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 03:03 am
Rock on!!
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 04:34 am
@JTT,
we have help for the stock and we can sell the hay crops on the field. We do that every year when we go to M aine.
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 05:32 am
@farmerman,
Quote:
Ive decided to retire, Its gonna be an interesting financial stretch , what with all the capital depreciation and all. Still, Im gonna do it. I can sell my company interests and live on that for a while till I can start hitting my IRS's and my company retirement.
NOW, whatm I gonna do?
I figgered it out
Im gonna travel about. AM I gonna travel to see stuff? sorta. I want to take pictures of all the major geological boundaries on earth.


Getting off the work threadmill & spending your time doing something you really love.
Sounds perfect for you, farmer! Very Happy


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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 05:53 am
I cannot believe this. No one has made a single joke about his retirement getting off to a rocky start. No one has suggested he's getting stoned. Is this how we treat one of our own? That's not my forte, unfortunately, but somebody's gotta come up with a good one. Not exactly a boundary, but what about Chicxalub in Honduras, for the Cambrian extinction, it has the advantage of being underwater, so you can scuba thru all the tropical fish to get to it--that's what retirement is all about.
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 06:16 am
Oh well, make that the Cretaceous and the Yucatan Peninsula. I really did think it was Belize it was off of, ex British Honduras, not Honduras. SInce I'm batting 0 for 3 on this one, I really think it's time to go to sleep.
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 06:18 am
@MontereyJack,
Good observation, Monterey Jack. Gus should visit this thread and give Farmerman the benefit of his experience with retirement.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 09:05 am
@farmerman,
I think CowDoc has probably seen the most horses. I hear tell there is a rather large geological formation several hours drive north of Phoenix, although I've never actually seen it.

In addition, there is a big meteor hole in the desert up there somewhere.

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2932/mc008zu5.jpg

Plus, the Tonto Natural Bridge...

Quote:
In one of the narrow V-shaped ravines that stem from the Mogollon Rim, a series of underground springs with mineral-laden waters have built up large deposits of travertine (calcium carbonate) through which Pine Creek, a year-round stream flowing through the canyon, has eroded a passageway leaving the rocks above standing a natural bridge.


... is pretty neat. Here's a pic of under the bridge. It's a nice place to visit on a hot Arizona summer day.

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/4968/2293681kr0.jpg

Congrats on your retirement, FM.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 09:48 am
well, my retirement is actually a decrease in job responsibilities so that my week isnt all bolixed up with meetings. I will be "of counsel" to my company.(mostly from the road I hope). I will keep several projects, (like my Argentina one and a few Ti prospects in foreign shores)
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 09:51 am
@farmerman,
PS Tico, the only CHurchills I could find were the small little "perodi" kind. Is there another prem cigar you like that I can actually find in my ceegar stores of LAncaster County.

Name any other and Ill find the sucker.
georgeob1
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 09:58 am
Good luck to you, farmerman. I have a feeling that your "retirement" will involve as much or more activity than your work. This round however, you will be in charge of your time.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 11:09 am
@farmerman,
I shall leave it to your discretion, FM ... I am certainly not particular. Though I am partial to dark, oily wrappers that are box-pressed ...
hamburger
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 11:49 am
@farmerman,
farmerman : CONGRATS !!!

mrs h and i have never regretted even a single day of my (early) retirement . had we waited untill 65 or later , we wouldn't have seen many of the places we went to .

getting back to your interest - is that what you are looking for ?
i've only seen perce rock and the externsteine of thoose pictures shown :

http://www.scienceray.com/Earth-Sciences/Geology/Worlds-Most-Impressive-Rock-Formations.139316

i'm sure that you know that the whole st. lawrence valley , newfoundland and labrador have lots of peculiar rock formations .

the pacific coast of chile , particular the most northern area (copper mining) and patagonia should have plenty of interest for you .
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how about canada's "badlands" ?

http://images.travelpod.com/users/skyisblu/canada2002.1029197760.10-13.jpg

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in georgian bay/ontario you can find lots of these "flower pots" :

http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/990/50250844.JPG
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the "earth science centre" at "ontario north" in sudbury might be of interest to you :

http://sciencenorth.ca/

another link :

http://geol.queensu.ca/museum/

Quote:
The Miller Museum is located in the Department of Geological Sciences at Queen's University. It is a small but active earth-science teaching museum for local schools and natural-science interest groups in eastern Ontario. The museum features many fossil and mineral displays, a working seismograph, and an educational tour program of "hands on" geology activities.


btw queen's university and science north work together as part of the team at :

the sudbury neutrino science observatory

http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/

http://www.jyi.org/volumes/volume9/issue2/images/cull2_2.jpg

you''ll be plenty busy in "retirement" !
take care .
hbg

ps are you interested in the chilean rock formations ?
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 12:44 pm
@Ticomaya,
gotcha, I think. Ive actually cut waaaay down on ceegars and have only taken to smoking the Fleur Dominicanas about 1 a week , any more and I can make myself sick.
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