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  •  I can hear this at some point in the future... (9+ / 0-)

    You're not a young whippersnapper at 80 years old anymore, you know!!

    hee hee

    glad that rehydrating you was as easy as that!!!  You really have to be careful not to get sun stroke!!!

    All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

    by kishik on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 05:58:45 PM PDT

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    •  True story: (6+ / 0-)

      My mom and my aunt (her sister) started travelling around the world after  both had retired at 65.  They went to China (twice), Japan, Greece, Egypt, and multiple trips all around Europe and the UK - they would rent a car and travel for 6-8 weeks at a time, carefully budgeting their money to be able to linger when & where they wanted.  My aunt was at her local garden center talking to the owner (she'd gone to high school with his mom) about  their recent trip to Russia and the Baltic states.   "So, when are you and Nancy going to start touring the U.S.?" the man asked.  "Oh, we'll do that when we're older" my aunt replied.  She was 78 at the time, and my mom had turned 80 on the trip.  

      Mom is in an Alzheimer's care unit now (she'll be 85 in a few weeks), and my aunt has slowed down quite a bit.  But, she still goes out west with my husband and me every summer and she always goes whitewater rafting with us - nothing too rough, but still...  Amazing ladies, both of them.

      Comfort the afflicted. Afflict the comfortable.

      by FindingMyVoice on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 06:34:58 PM PDT

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      •  now... (6+ / 0-)

        I hope to be like these great women when I hit that age!

        My mom was extremely active herself until Parkinson's... and that really debilitated her not just physically, but emotionally since it meant she fell into all sorts of "can't do anymores".  :(

        I just love traveling, but simply don't have the time anymore.

        A friend of mine is trying to convince me to take a cruise with her (she has those disney timeshares that she bought int0 when her kid was small).  It would be paid for - I just need to find the time!!

        All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

        by kishik on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 06:40:52 PM PDT

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