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    What is recreation?

    Webster’s Dictionary says the following
    rec•re•a•tion
    Pronunciation: \ˌre-krē-ˈā-shən\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English recreacion, from Anglo-French, from Latin recreation-, recreatio restoration to health, from recreare to create anew, restore, refresh, from re- + creare to create
    Date: 15th century
    : refreshment of strength and spirits after work ; also : a means of refreshment or diversion
    I think that everyone has a very different idea on what they would call recreation. As an example, I plan on taking up fishing, gardening, and working on beer making. When I reach a point where I can have an entire meal that was caught or created by me, then I will enjoy it even more. Each of those activities (cooking, gardening, fishing, beer making) are not intended to be stressful venture and can produce a tangible result. However many forms of recreation don’t produce a tangible result. For example, knowing that I can out-ski Z-man is a wonderful form of recreation… or watching the Wings score an OT goal to win game two against the Chicago yellowchicks, is not a bad form of recreation.

    What is your idea of recreation? What forms of recreation would you like to partake in more often? Tell us about your ideal recreational goals. (Like my meal off the grid)
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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    I think that everyone has a very different idea on what they would call recreation.
    I don't. I pretty much agree with the Webster's Dictionary definition. It works for me.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    Webster’s Dictionary says the following


    I think that everyone has a very different idea on what they would call recreation. As an example, I plan on taking up fishing, gardening, and working on beer making. When I reach a point where I can have an entire meal that was caught or created by me, then I will enjoy it even more. Each of those activities (cooking, gardening, fishing, beer making) are not intended to be stressful venture and can produce a tangible result. However many forms of recreation don’t produce a tangible result. For example, knowing that I can out-ski Z-man is a wonderful form of recreation… or watching the Wings score an OT goal to win game two against the Chicago yellowchicks, is not a bad form of recreation.

    What is your idea of recreation? What forms of recreation would you like to partake in more often? Tell us about your ideal recreational goals. (Like my meal off the grid)

    Knowing that I can out-ski AND out beer-make you is a wonderful form of recreation for me

    Personally I am always so busy with things- be they recreation or not- that I would like to partake in chilling on my back patio doing nothing more often.

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    . However many forms of recreation don’t produce a tangible result. For example, knowing that I can out-ski Z-man is a wonderful form of recreation…
    And 20 yrs ago I would have able to keep up with both of you and knowingly stablize your injuries after a fall.

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    Recreation is when you actually do something. Entertainment is when you watch others do it.

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