Our Immediate Family

Our family has a variety of
interests, some of them
individual and some of them shared.

Together, we :

  • Travel often, at least twice a year
  • Hike, especially with our dog
  • Go camping
  • Go canoeing
  • Go fishing, either freshwater or salt water, and often flyfishing
  • Go swimming, often at a resort in the lakes region, where we have a membership
  • Go biking, though some of us do mountain biking, and at least one of us prefers flat ground
  • Watch TV and movies
  • Use our ATV in the woods, though it is currently in need of repair
  • Go skiing and snowboarding, though at least one of us prefers cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing on flat ground
  • Go skating - ice and inline blading
  • Eat out, especially at Olive Garden, Longhorn's, or Chinese buffets

Individually, we have our own
interests, some of them shared,
but also many things we like to do
alone, for refreshment and quiet time.

Bill :
  • Reading
  • Orienteering, using a compass, topographical maps and sometimes a GPS
  • Word puzzles, like Cryptoquote or Jumble, and Brainteasers
  • Downhill Skiing
  • 4-Wheel driving on back country roads
  • Relaxing in a hammock
  • Camping and campfires
  • Fireworks
  • Mystery movies and TV shows
  • Classic films
  • Napping for about an hour on a weekend day
Liz :
  • Reading
  • Painting - both walls and art - and sketching
  • Word puzzles, especially Cryptoquote
  • Crafts, like rubber stamping and crocheting
  • Playing some video games, especially Rock Band and Animal Crossing
  • Music, especially live shows
  • Camping and campfires
  • Seeing fireworks displays
  • Comedy - either standup or funny TV shows
  • Cooking
  • Playing games, like Othello, Backgammon, Mancalla
  • Beachcombing and sunning
  • Relaxing on a porch or in my garden patio
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Scenic vistas
  • Learning languages - French, Russian. Maybe Spanish next, or Korean
Ryan :
  • Reading
  • Video games
  • Music, both listening and playing
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Snorkeling and swimming
  • Going to the movies with friends or family
  • Hanging out with my friends
  • Computers -- programming and scripting
  • The internet
  • Taco Bell, Chinese food, pizza, Buffalo tenders
  • Long bike rides with a definite destination
  • Ice cream
  • Camping out in the woods
Michael :
  • Bike riding
  • Video games
  • Walking the dog
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling and swimming
  • Making trails in the woods
  • Fort building
  • Camping and campfires
  • Playing games, like Backgammon and Chess. Also card games
  • Pizza, macaroni & cheese, root beer
  • Yard work
  • Ice cream
  • Ice skating
  • Thinking about our Paradise hope
  • Building with Legos and my Erector Set
  • Pets & animals, except some reptiles