What is your favorite outdoor activity?

outdoor activiities - red canoes
United States
May 6, 2007 9:11am CST
There are so many wonderful outdoor activities .I was just wondering what your favorite outdoor actvity is? I would be hard pressed to pick between swimming and canoing.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
13 May 07
My favorite outdoor activity is going for a walk at the parks. I enjoy going to various parks in my area and doing a lot of walking and sightseeing and enjoying nature. I also like basketball and volleyball outside and going to the beach. Now that I will have a birdbath soon I will get to hopefully enjoy watching birds taking a bath and playing around in the water.
• United States
14 May 07
I love going for walks too. I hope you get your birdbath soon. Birds are so funny when they are bathing.You should see the birds down here bathing at the complex pool.WE have a ledge on the inside about 3 inches from the top.You should see the way the birds frolick on that ledge. It's hysterical.
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• India
9 May 07
my favourite is playing cricket and shopping
• United States
11 May 07
I have never played cricket but it does sound interesting.
• United States
9 May 07
I love to swim. At the pool, the lake, the river, the beach... swimming is one of my favorite outdoor activities. I also enjoy gardening, taking a walk, and just sitting outside on a nice evening to relax with my husband. Picnics and barbecues are pretty cool too after being cooped up indoors all winter.
• United States
9 May 07
Hi,L.J.,it looks like we have some other things in common too. I am a virtual fish when it comes to the water!I also love to garden ,walk,and sit outside. Do you have any favorites when it comes to gardening?
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• United States
9 May 07
Right now I'm trying to get my vegetables going. We had a late freeze that killed everything and I had to start all over. I like flowers too, especially marigolds, because they're not only colorful but they also help keep away pests, but roses are my favorite flower. I guess my favorite in the garden is my herbs. Fresh oregano, cilantro, dill, and chives. But, I also love my strawberries. I swear, they are the sweetest I've ever eaten. I guess I have lots of favorites, LOL. How about you?
• United States
11 May 07
I used to have marigold to chase the pests away too. I live in an apartment so my gardening is limited to containers but in the last complex we lived,we had a front and back yard and I used to go crazy. I had begonias,marigolds,impatients,slyvia,hollyhocks but my favorites were the mini rose bushes I got from Jackson and Perkins.gorgeous.I even had a small vegatable garden out back,cukes and tomatoes.Every year the complex had a garden contest and the next to last summer i was there,i won second place and the year before that,I took in third.I really miss the gardening
@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
14 May 07
Myself, I would be hard pressed to pick between horseback riding and camping....we enjoy so many outdoor activities!
• United States
14 May 07
I love camping too. I used to go horse back riding at my sister's all the time when I was younger.Now I would probably break the poor horsey's back,lol.
@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
8 May 07
I like walking along the beach with my dog. While I aslo like swimming and kayaking and bicycle riding, it makes me happy to make my dog so happy with such a simple and easy pass time.
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• United States
9 May 07
I too love to walk on the beach.I dont' have a dog to walk with but I still love it.
• United States
8 May 07
I am with you on this . . . swimming is rejuvenating to the body but there is just something about canoeing slowly along the current right before the sun projects itself into the morning scene that awakens the spirit to a calmness more peaceful than a deep sleep. While canoeing, I can glide through the water as if it were some of my problems in life, and maneuver myself into a resolutive state that keeps me focused and alert. I miss my canoe !lost it in the divorce . . . boo hoo !
• United States
9 May 07
I love to canoe at the beginning of sunset .Love the beatiful colors. It's very peaceful and relaxing. I wish I could do some where i am but maybe when i get back home
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
7 May 07
I think gardening & picnicing in national parks would be my favpurite outdoors activity. Gardening is easier, in the sense that I just have to go outside. I prefer gardeing in the pleasant weather. It feels good to see the weeds cleared, & new plants growing. Picnicing in a national park can be very pleasant in autumn or spring. I love to sitt around & admire the environment, & just relax with a cup of coffee.
• United States
7 May 07
I love gardeing too. I don't get a chance to do that down here because we have no yard.We live in apartment complex .The apartments we lived before ,had a little yard in the back and i had a nice garden(won third place one year ina garden contest and the last year,I got second place). WE are trying to move back to where we came from so hopefully I can start gardening again.
• United States
6 May 07
I so enjoy a lazy Sunday spent on the edge of the river fishing, with a picnic basket, a good book and a funny hat to keep the sun off my face. I enjoy when the whole family goes with us, but mostly I enjoy fishing alone or just my husband and I. We sit there and fish, a lot of the times there is no need for conversation, we just enjoy that we are there together and lost in our own worlds.
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• United States
7 May 07
Your husband sounds like my dad and i . I haven't done too many outdoor things as it is too hot here but the one thing we like to do is go to the park near us in the winter. It's on a lake and it's so beautiful at sunset. We never say a word ,we too are lost in our own little world.I may hate florida but the one thing i can say is they have really beautiful sunsets
@vokey9472 (1489)
• United States
6 May 07
Well, I hate the outdoors except in winter. I live in Texas so outdoorsy stuff in summer is just too hot for me. Thank God I don't live further south, I would just die from heat stroke. :) Um, I guess in summer time my favorite outdoor activity would be swimming. It keeps you cool, gives you great exercise and is lots of fun. Granted this summer I will be at the park watching my son do t-ball and soccer. I am so not exciteda about being outside so much, but I am looking forward to watchin my son. He is so excited. Oh, and we have 4 sessions of swimming classes so we are going to have a very buys, outdoorsy summer at my house. In winter I love going to the park, I also like raking leaves. I like to rake the leaves and then jump in them. My son loves that too. So, I guess I do have a little bit of love for the outdoors. :)
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• United States
7 May 07
Hi! You hate the heat,you ought to be glad you don't live down here in south florida,lol!It's awful. The only outdoor things i have done since i have been down here is sit out front go to the park in the winter. I do love to swim and like to go to the pool early in the morning before anyone else does.I can't wait til we get back home and I can start my outdoor activities. oh, when we were back in jersey,i use to love to rake the leaves then run through them .when I was little i use to love to dive on them
6 May 07
I'm not exactly your typical outdoors type person but I do enjoy camping and swimming. I love to swim in the sea preferably in hot summer weather and on a great beach.
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• United States
7 May 07
I love to swim . I am a regular fish when it comes to that,get me in that water and I'm not coming out for awhile!
• United States
6 May 07
I'm not really and outdoors kind of person but sometimes I do like it. I love going camping, because its just so different from being in the city where I live. The other thing I really like to do is go out on the boat and go fishing. Most of the time I will never touch the water but I do enjoy boats! And Jet skis of course.
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• United States
7 May 07
I love to camp but haven't been camping since I was a little girl.
@ElicBxn (60009)
• United States
6 May 07
walking between the house & the car I'm just not an outdoorsie person
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• United States
7 May 07
that was so funny,lol. well,at least you're still outside lol.