Category: Retirement

Making the decision, issues, adjustment, finances, having a plan

The Farmers’ Market

Suddenly the car swerved to the right, making a sharp turn onto a gravel lot with about a dozen mini-gazebos in a two-sided rectangle.  The sign proclaimed, Farmers’ Market, open 8 to 12 Mondays and Fridays. Since I live in a coastal area with large inland farming and chicken industries, I wasn’t really expecting much. …

Lovely Lucerne, Switzerland

The first thing you look for when arriving from Zürich into the Swiss resort of Lucerne are the views of the mountains.  While the backdrop of the Alps was not disappointing,  the beauty of the setting along the river in historic Old Town was enchanting.   We stayed in the Hotel Flora in Lucerne. We checked…

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Frozen Moments

The cold….this winter has been miserable.  Seeing the icicles on the inside of the window sliders facing the bay has reminded me why this cement condominium building is cooler in the heat of summer but cannot be warmed above 64 in 0 degree weather. The ice creeping across the bay, freezing white caps mid-rise has…

The Club Med Experience, Relaxing in San Salvador, Bahamas

Club Med…The name conjures up beads exchanged for drinking, wild beach parties and fun for the young. Skimpy bikinis and sexy outfits. Club Méditerranée, commonly known as Club Med, is a French collection of vacation resorts found in many parts of the world. Club Med was started in 1950. Vacations come with expectations and often…

Air and Space Museum, Space Hangar in Chantilly, VA

A great visit for both adults and children! During the holidays I took my grandson to the James S.Donnell Air and Space Museum: The Details 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway Chantilly, VA  20151 Phone:  703-572-4118 Website: airandspace.si.edu Admission is free but parking is $15 Hours Daily 10:00 – 5:30 (Closed December 25) Wheelchairs and…

Chilling

Chilling Since retirement in 2011, I have substituted in a small way travelling for work. I used to work without vacations about 12+ hours a day. Since I worked in the area of special education and early intervention, I told myself it was a calling. Really, not so much. I loved the challenges of developing…