Category: Travel

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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…

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…

The Demographic

The Demographic As a Baby Boomer, I have always been part of the gargantuan bubble drum rolling through the chaos of the past decades. Continuing to move through life’s developmental stages with many of the other now 60 plus year old aging hippies is no different. As senior citizens, we are in abundance.  Ironically the tasks of our development…

Progressively Falling Apart

Are we progressively falling apart, or less dramatically, is the more significant question “what really is aging?”  In the last year I have had three surgeries that required anesthesia. Friends of mine have had breast cancer, melanoma, falling incidents, accidents, and broken bones. Harrumph…is this what getting older is all about? Progressive frailty is a reality…

Lucca, Italy

This morning I was reading the Sunpapers’ Life and Travel section.  There is an interview (by Jae-Ha Kim) of the new book, “The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir” written by Sheila E.  One of the questions was about travel and asked what untapped destination should people know about?  The answer was Lucca, Italy.…

Chicory and Late Summer

This reminds me of my childhood and summer walks in a meadow. Common chicory is also known as blue daisy, blue dandelion, blue sailors, blue weed, bunk, coffeeweed, cornflower, hendibeh, horseweed, ragged sailors, succory, wild bachelor’s buttons, and wild endive (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).  When cultivated, it is radicchio and Belgian endive.  This plant has many…

Using UBER

Recently on a trip to Southern California and due to lots of logistical issues, I was without a ride from the airport in Orange County to visit family in Laguna Beach.  I was planning on taking a taxi since it seemed the simplest.  My son suggested I use UBER.  I have seen many articles on…