Average Age?????????

Old Nov 19th, 2007, 08:54 PM
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Well when being kissed or hugged by a good looking Italian man I am 18.

After returning from Italy and feeling jetlag I am 110.

I am at the age to be old enough to remember when one didn't ask a lady her age, lol.


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Old Nov 19th, 2007, 09:02 PM
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I will be 31 soon in a few months.
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Old Nov 19th, 2007, 09:35 PM
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I'm 55 in Nairobi today. Friday I'll be 56 in Amsterdam.

Does it matter?
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Old Nov 19th, 2007, 09:53 PM
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Well, at least some of you took my question seriously. Perhaps the word "average" was a poor choice, but hey, I wouldn't have evoked such answers had I not chosen to use that particular word.

Yes,I do agree with Suec1 as well as gruezi and some others that responded. I honestly think age is an important issue here as different ages have different interests and certainly our abilities change as we grow older. What one person thinks is an easy climb, another might have great difficulty doing. Judging from some of the answers I have read in the past, I figured I was older than the "average" poster here!

For the record, I turned 64 while we were in Rome. A great place to have a birthday (no matter what age). My hubby (who is 65) and I found a little out of the way cafe and had a late lunch/early dinner, listened to a bit of music that was being played, shared a bottle of wine and just watched the world go by. We plan at least one "big" trip a year, to be gone about a month. And then do smaller trips to visit family (in CA) and go other places in the U.S.
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Old Nov 19th, 2007, 10:21 PM
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BTW trafaelwyr..............memory is the SECOND thing to go!
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Old Nov 19th, 2007, 11:03 PM
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Thank goodness you came back. It would have been awful to have put all that effort into wit and repartee and had it missed
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Old Nov 19th, 2007, 11:16 PM
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I'm 27, with a one-year old attached to my body. So am either 28, or 14 depending on your math.
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Old Nov 20th, 2007, 04:53 AM
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It all depends..I wasn't born yesterday, the first day of the rest of my life, biological age and chronological age. And this all assumes that we are using a 365 1/4 day year. Perhaps Fodor age? How many years have you been posting?
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Old Nov 20th, 2007, 05:23 AM
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"Kellye, what do you have for those who are "sweet 16"? "

Enjoy life as it comes at you and don't be in too much of a hurry to grow up. You have your whole life to be an adult, while childhood is a fleeting and quicksilver illusion.

I wish I had been able to travel internationally at that age--the possibilities that opens up in my mind... Who knows what different paths I might have taken due to that exposure? You are blessed!

I'm trying to bless my children with that gift, one at a time, and have started with my 13yo who shared our first European trip together last summer. We are both bit by that particular bug now and are dreaming and budgeting and planning.



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Old Nov 20th, 2007, 05:36 AM
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The older the violin, the sweeter the music. (58)
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Old Nov 20th, 2007, 05:36 AM
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I think Ize has a point with regard to the ages of the people who post questions here.

Some people ask for "nice hikes in the Alps", and after several postings you find out that they consider a 2 mile walk a "hike" while for me it is more in the vicinity of a full day with a bagpack.

Maybe the physical age does not always help, but I doubt that anyone would give the same advice to a couple of 20 somethings which you'd give a 70 something.

Also people ask for ideas for travels with their "teen" children, which can be anything from 13 to 19 to my understanding. And I can hardly think of a qualified answer when they do not give their kids' ages.

I will not even comment on those people who ask for "nice restaurants"... without saying what they consider "nice" ;-)

I think it boils down to the fact that often some additional information would be quite helpful, and that the people who try to answer questions here cannot read the posters' minds with regard to their preferences, abilities, likes & dislikes, needs, etc. etc.
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Old Nov 20th, 2007, 06:10 AM
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Fair point, but I can recall some queries - and replies - assuming that people in their 60s need to be handheld everywhere, and getting the appropriate response. And, of course, there are all sorts of things like tastes and interests to be considered as well.

It comes down to questioners, as much as respondents, spending a bit of time thinking about what question will produce the most productive response!
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Old Nov 20th, 2007, 07:32 AM
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Some sage advice from the baseball great, Satchel Paige:

"Age is a question of mind over matter--if you don't mind, it don't matter"!

"Don't ever look back--something might be gaining on you"!

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Old Nov 20th, 2007, 07:47 AM
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i like this thread. congratulations original poster.
I'm 35.
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Old Nov 20th, 2007, 08:05 AM
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I do to - interesting and humerous! I'm 44, my husband 45, our kids are not yet teens. It is helpful to know the ages of people providing advice or asking questions, but it's only as important as all the other information to get an idea of the perspective of the poster or answerer - for example, we live in the mountains and are VERY active, so a fair amount of walking for us is probably more than most people would be interested in whether they're 20 or 200. We're interested in art, history and especially food. Not shopping. So do not rely on me for knowing anything about the best stores, anywhere!
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Old Nov 20th, 2007, 08:07 AM
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Happy 59th birthday Iwan2go!

I turned 63 on 10th Nov...my DH will have to wait quite a few years to catch up!
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Old Nov 20th, 2007, 01:15 PM
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For some strange reason I feel I need to reply to this posting, whilst ignoring the "average/mean" discussion.
We are just getting over our jet lag after returning from a 6-week sojourn in Italy.I am 71, my husband 75 and our other traveling companions are 66 and 70.
Our visit to Italy was probably a great deal different than that of the 20, 30 and 40 year olds visiting this forum, but we loved it.
We, actually I, drove over 5000 kilometers in cities, the beautiful countryside, Amalfi Coast and several "old" towns like Catania and Monreale, where the streets were narrower than the vehicle I was driving.
Our first B&B was a lovely one in Torino, with 68 steps to the apartment. We managed. What we didn't manage was a schedule that included 10 hour days touring the sights in Rome or Florence, or visiting 3 beautiful Tuscan hill towns in one day. We did what we could enjoy and collapsed into bed in the knowledge that our arthritic joints would allow us another such day on the 'morrow.
I encourage senior citizens of any age to get out there and do what they can. You can only learn from it and learning keeps the mind young, as we all know.
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Old Nov 20th, 2007, 01:29 PM
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Hear hear, Bellini, good for you!

I know my interests have changed from when I first started traveling to Europe when I was a lot younger.

Fodors seems conservative compared to other travel sites, so maybe lifestyle, not age, is the factor here.
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Old Nov 20th, 2007, 04:51 PM
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VirginiaC -- we should get together. I'm 69 and my husband is 76. We've been traveling since 1979 -- do a month at a time in Europe once or twice a year, usually renting or leasing a car. We just returned from Switzerland and managed to do an 8-mile walk along with a number of alpine walks (not hikes uphill!)of shorter duration. Amazingly, we could still breathe! About the only changes we've made in our travels is that rather than a string of one-nighters so we can see everything, we now luxuriate with 2 and 3 nighters. LOL Oh, yes, the other change is what we have to pay for lodging (and food and air fare, etc.). In 1982, a room in London at the Hart House was about 14 GBP. Today it's about 110 GBP. Equivalent to $100 per night for a hotel was a real splurge for us in the past. Now, $100 per night is a bargain. We hope to be able to travel for many more years, making adjustments as needed. For now, we don't feel much different than we did in our 40's (except when we look in the mirror), so you youngsters out there -- remember that age is mostly a state of mind.
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Old Nov 20th, 2007, 05:19 PM
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I am 43, of course!

There are four of us in our traveling group. Average age - 23.5
Median age - 18
Range - 35

Go!
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