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  • #16
    Biking. Also, parents were botanists when I was little so we would travel around western China, Mongolia, Himalayas etc to collect plant samples. I would play outside, eat wild strawberries, and learn species of plants.
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    • #17
      let's see.. sometimes i played make believe with a cousin

      most often i read

      i squished my toes in mud whenever possible
      beautiful
      yeah you are

      Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
      lol

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      • #18
        I loved playing hide and go seek and sardines in the evenings outside. Built a lot of forts in the woods. Indoor play revolved around making things like puppets and dolls. I also loved looking at cookbooks (Mom didn't let me cook) and reading.

        Now I don't do so much of the outdoor play but I still make stuff all the time and I continue to love cooking and reading.
        Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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        • #19
          I used to explore the canyons and chaparral of San Diego and search out possum nests for mouse skeletons! I also spent a lot of time riding my horse.

          I also used to spend a lot of time at the beach and in the ocean, surfing, snorkeling and swimming.

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          • #20
            In grade school me and my friends used to play pen and paper D&D. After each campaign we'd go into the woods and make swords and axes out of tree limbs and act out each adventure. Man, what I would give to go back to those halcyon days.

            Oh, and we did alot of pool hopping : )

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            • #21
              For me, growing up in the 60s, it was mainly biking without (GASP) helmets, gloves, knee pads, elbow pads, safety glasses and chest protectors. And yes, we got bunged up a bit and, we healed up. We drank water from the garden hose, bottled water was a silly concept back then. We had the occasional soda which was in small glass bottles and used cane sugar to sweeten.

              We had dirt clod fights, did things with our bikes that they were not designed to do, BMX type moves. We explored, crawled around in storm sewers. When I got older, Palo Duro Canyon became our new playground. I was in my 30s before I camped using a tent and sleeping bag, used an old poncho liner and poncho to curl up in. The concept of camping outside under a roof, was laughable.


              The Lighthouse at Palo Duro Canyon

              Good times.....
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              • #22
                Originally posted by texas.grok View Post
                When I got older, Palo Duro Canyon became our new playground.


                The Lighthouse at Palo Duro Canyon

                Good times.....
                Did you ever get to ride the Sad Monkey Railroad at PDC? It's gone now of course but they've opened new trails to the rim. Are you still in the area? I'm from Amarillo so go to PDC often.




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                • #23
                  Depends on age and location.
                  As a toddler and young child I'd "hunt" sheep, toads, voles and snakes out the back of our house. Caught some toads, shrews and spiders. Not much else. I'd also dig up the garden looking for worms.
                  When I moved to Spain I joined-in with the other kids building cabins and playing house. Lots of climbing and running, due to living in a teeny-tiny village and having full access to the countryside.
                  When we moved to the seaside I took advantage of the beach, but living in a town was ultimately the start of a much lower activity life which just got worse from then onwards.
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by moluv View Post
                    Did you ever get to ride the Sad Monkey Railroad at PDC? It's gone now of course but they've opened new trails to the rim. Are you still in the area? I'm from Amarillo so go to PDC often. [/URL]
                    I rode the Sad Monkey railroad many times, road the train then got an ice cream cone afterwards. And I'll really date myself here, but I rode the chairlift they used to have there many times.

                    Ironically, I ran across the photo below a few months ago. I'm with my mom and dad, we are below the speaker in the picture.

                    It is ironic because my dad was a photographer and owned a wholesale souvenir company in Amarillo back then, Baxter Lane Company. There are few pictures of the 3 of us together because he was usually behind the camera. I ran across this photo on the internet and have no clue who took it or where it came from. Just recognized the 3 of us.



                    While I get up to Amarillo from time to time, we moved to the Houston area about 23 years ago. I still miss the Panhandle and the "big skies" up there.
                    Last edited by texas.grok; 09-14-2013, 11:48 AM.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by texas.grok View Post
                      I still miss the Panhandle and the "big skies" up there.
                      This old thing?




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                      • #26
                        I grew up in Santa Barbara. For play:
                        dolls and other toys requiring imagination, not batteries
                        tag
                        racing the length of my back yard
                        riding bikes
                        playing in the open space behind the house
                        wandering in the sewer underground (I was too scared to go very far)
                        catching frogs and polliwogs in the open space behind the house
                        collecting butterflies and caterpillars
                        making forts in the back yard
                        sliding down the hill on cardboard
                        roller skating up at the elementary school on the smooth concrete they had there
                        playing on the playground equipment or the field at the elementary school
                        making things with mud or sand
                        I remember a dirt clod war once
                        frisbee
                        I remember we were barefoot all summer even on hot asphalt, even on really bad asphalt with little rocks all over it
                        I remember the moms locked us out all day during the summer and wouldn't let us in the house
                        I remember the moms would make us come in at dusk
                        I remember the moms would tell us to put on a sweater because they were cold
                        I had a dump truck and some hot wheels and my friend had a slot car set that was really fun
                        I had Barbie dolls and my mom sewed clothing for them
                        We had a box of fancy costumes to play with from our ballet and tap dancing performances
                        We all took music lessons and dance lessons but almost nobody I know did any sports
                        I did take tennis lessons for a little while
                        Sometimes I would steal fabric from my mom's stash and try to sew (moms sewed our clothes back then)
                        When we were older we'd ride bikes to the beach
                        My sister took up surfing and I would just sit on a surfboard and watch, not actually surf
                        We'd get as tan as we possibly could
                        We were always dehydrated because we'd lay out in the sun all day long without any water
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