Filling up your time

Social/Entertainment

Meet-ups  This site has meet up groups all over the world.  There are several groups specific to seniors and others specific to interests such as walking, painting, cycling etc.  There are several groups where you can brush up on your language skills with others who may speak another language.  The costs are usually in the range of $ 5 for a meetup meeting.

Games

My favourite all time game is Cards Against Humanity.  It is a politically incorrect version of  Apples to Apples , which is more family friendly and good for playing with the grandkids.  It is only $ 25.00 US but you get more than $ 25.00 worth of entertainment. It is a card game and a word game combined.  You need at least 4 people to play and the more the merrier.

Hobbies

Books

Book Reviews

The New York Times 

Good Reads.

E-Books

Here is a site call BookBub that offers free and low price e-books that can be downloaded to most e-reader platforms.  One example of a current offer is

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Hidden Figures for $ 4.99. Another example is by a well-known author is Living the Good Long Life by Martha Stewart for $ 2.00.  I guess she has had a good life or at least some lessons on surviving challenges.  There are lots of books by lesser known authors on BookBub and most look like romances or new authors.  However the site is really just a feeder for Amazon.com so you can get the same books on Amazon for the same price so I don’t suggest using this site.

Audio Books

You need a device to listen to Audio Books.  My personal recommendation is an Ipad or Iphone.   The downside to these devises is the battery life can run down if you are listing for several hours.  This can be resolved by keeping the device plugged in, getting a mobile charger or plugging the device into the car cigarette lighter or USB.

Biking

IMG_3415There is a great map of cycling trails in the Metro Vancouver Area.  Here are my recommended rides: 4,8,19,21,30,55,70,85, 88,89. Iona Island is a good cycling destination. Nice beach, no traffic, it’s flat and lots of birds. The trails in Richmond can be accessed by the Skytrain via the Bridgeport Station.

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