is age a barrier

Dec 6th, 2004, 05:08 PM
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Stop me before I misquote again.

Mea culpa -- the Tennyson is from Ulysses, not Idylls

Not that anyone cares but I wanted to confess before someone pounced on my error
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Dec 6th, 2004, 05:58 PM
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tedgale, I didn't care but I really like the quotes
Good luck this week btw~
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Dec 7th, 2004, 05:26 AM
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For what it's worth, a cousin of my mother's who emigrated to Canada a long time ago regularly travelled back to Britain until well past his 90th birthday. He even managed to get a 15 year mortgage on a new apartment - at the age of 92!
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Dec 7th, 2004, 10:05 AM
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After mulling over Lois' query I've
come to the conculsion that seniors
can travel independently IF they have
travelled at a younger age and 'know
the ropes' of how to survive vacations!
However, if it is a first-time adventure
for a couple in their 70's it would
probably be a good idea to have some kind of affiliation with a group or
a loose lifeline(!) just 'in case'.
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May 27th, 2005, 09:17 AM
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Hi sorry to bring up an old thread but while researching insurance for FAMOUSUNCLEART I thought this one was appropriate. My dad will be 78 on Tuesday on his way to LOndon. He takes it slow but he is still the only one who can keep up with me.
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May 27th, 2005, 09:31 AM
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I've been to France with my mother who's in her 80s. She gets discounts on train and bus fares just by showing her passport, but I have to pay full fare. Take advantage of it if you can.
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May 27th, 2005, 10:32 AM
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My in-laws are in their early 70s, my Mom is 65 and my Aunt is 62...My husband and I are in our late 30s/early 40s...we're ALL going to Paris together in September.

While my aunt (ironically, the youngest one of the older set) has trouble with bad knees, she's going anyway. She probably won't see as much as the rest of us who are healthier and may need to take more frequent breaks, but suffice to say, she's not staying home just because her mobility isn't what it used to be.

Also -- I know of a couple who lived on Mt. Rainier and snowshoed well into their late 70s on the mountain. No joke -- the lady had better legs than me, and I was only 25 when I met her.

Go! Have fun!

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May 27th, 2005, 10:44 AM
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My dear Auntie Annie didn't start traveling until her late 50's when she unexpectedly became a widow. From that time to her late 80's she traveled the world. Every year was a different country. She is now 98 and unable to travel but what memories she has.

Go for it. Don't listen to anyone but your heart and one another.
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