I am always interested in what people do to relax, what they enjoy and what hobbies they have and how they spend their leisure time.
For me, I have several. Model building is one of my main enjoyments and building airport dioramas complete with planes and equipment in the 1:400 scale. I also have a garden with a misting system that I built in our sunroom, of tillandsias and bromelias that I have been nurturing for many years and doing a bit of cross breeding on. I also like to fly kites and build and fly radio controlled planes when I have the time, fish (salt and fresh water) and read. I usually have 4 or 5 books going at the same time and I read just about every day. We also enjoy music and dancing very much (do as much of that as possible). I like playing cards with friends and pool and enjoy a golf game and wish I had more time for that. I surf when I can (old school long board) and I swim almost daily.
I cook. I love to cook. Of course in my household it's almost a matter of survival as my wife is somewhat limited in what she can do in the kitchen. lol The only shopping that I enjoy is actually at the grocery store. Food gets me excited. lmao I watch Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations and Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods faithfully. Two of my fave shows.
I enjoy mechanical tasks and working on planes and cars. I am not so great on anything electrical however, but I have a brother who is fortunately. We also enjoy riding our beach cruisers around town.
I also really love animals. We have a small zoo here, a large salt water aquarium, two dogs and a cat and my sister has a dog and cat and her BF brings his cat over. (She lives in the guest house) I really like taking the dogs to the park and the beach and playing and bonding with them. The cat is a major cuddler. I would like to built a large tropical terrarium out on the sunroom with some chameleons, tree frogs and a small lizard and a water feature at some point.
And I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my kids and the grandkids and friends. I am lucky that we are all very close. I have always liked to travel and see other countries, experience the food (I always say that I have eaten my way around the world a few times) and the culture and meet the people and get a sense of them and their history. I like word games very much and crossword puzzles, Boggle etc. Once in a blue I still get in a game of beach volley ball (but my knees are crap so that's limited now. I enjoy walking on the beach, sitting on the pier or the sand and just watching the waves. Never get tired of that.
So what does everyone else here do/enjoy?