Another year…. oh my.


Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed. – Charles Schultz

It’s my birthday today, 64 – there I’ve said it. Now I’ll move on.     My mother is 91 and as sharp as a tack. She isn’t as limber physically as she might like but she can get around on her own steam, mostly with the help of a cane, and is finishing a book about her life that she’s been working on for several years. She’s the most upbeat, kind, interesting, person I know and I cherish the 2-hour conversations we have every Sunday morning. We talk about everything from family (I come from a big one so that takes a few minutes), politics, our past travels, my future travels, computer issues (she’s getting used to an iPad and often has questions) and any other topic that pops into our heads. Those two hours go by quickly and I look forward to the next.
When I gripe about getting old she laughs and tells me how she’d love to be 64 again because it was a great time of her life. I agree it is a great time in my life.


I'm in my sixties with the world at my feet and thoughts mostly of "where to next?". I retired in 2017, sold my house in Massachusetts and most of my furniture and "stuff." When not traveling you can find me in Florida in the winter and Rhode Island in the summer. Travel has been a passion from a young age, over the years I've discovered I'm a traveler, not a tourist. I prefer traveling solo, with a travel friend, or small groups. Whenever possible I would rather spend time in one place rather than moving around. I'll never turn down an opportunity to go to France, but my travels have taken me all over the world. I've met some incredible people and had some fantastic experiences.

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