Lastditch Fling for Fifty Year Olds

Dec 28th, 2004, 02:52 PM
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Trip reports are simply a "report" of your trip. Some people put more emphasis on where they went, others on what they saw, and some on what they ate and drank. Trip reports are as varied as the people who write them.

If you click on each of our names the threads on which we have posted will appear on the left side of your screen. Some of us have written trip reports; others have written very few. In my case, many of my trips are not sight-seeing oriented, so I tend to write only about bits of the trip I think will be of general interest to fodorites.

We anticipate YOUR trip report to be quite fascinating, and hope it will be filled with tales of wild adventure, romantic flings, and a return home with an entirely new attitude about what it means to be 50-something.
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Dec 28th, 2004, 02:56 PM
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My goodness I am not the first 50 plusser to go out seeking her fortune. I will have to go more reading here. I am going to start clicking now.
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Dec 28th, 2004, 02:57 PM
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I wonder what ever happen to Lucy's thread about her trip to Italy a couple of years ago? It was pre-registration.
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Dec 28th, 2004, 03:05 PM
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Remember Blondie's wonderful thread about her Italian romance?
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Dec 28th, 2004, 03:13 PM
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As another 50++ I demand you change your subject line to "Fifty Year YOUNGS"
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Dec 28th, 2004, 03:54 PM
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cosmo-gal~ thanks for what has turned out to be a wonderful and inspiring thread. Goes to prove what I seem to be saying often lately... you just never know where the good ones on Fodors (friendly voices, hints, tips, support, encouragement, trip reports, characters, laughs) will come from.

ciao, susan in seattle
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Dec 28th, 2004, 05:17 PM
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Does anyone remember the name of the thread where a lady went to Italy ( I think) and in the evening, stood on her balcony alone and took off her clothes and danced in the moonlight? Everyone responded in such a great way, with their own stories.
Reminded me of Shirley Valentine ~
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Dec 28th, 2004, 05:27 PM
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"She danced nude on her terrace"? Sea Urchin's thread, I believe.
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Dec 28th, 2004, 05:38 PM
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Yes, thank you Joc!!
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Dec 28th, 2004, 05:58 PM
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She danced naked on her terrace...

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34516448
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Dec 28th, 2004, 07:15 PM
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I only opened this thread because of the heading. I thought maybe it was a joke. My husband and I are in our 60's, married 40 years, and think we are in our 30's. Look at this trip to Europe as the beginning of a whole new chapter in your lives. You will have a blast with lots of adventures. You are not over the hill by a long shot---unless you think so! Carpe diem!
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Dec 28th, 2004, 08:53 PM
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You youngsters should plan to continue your fling for at least 30 years and then think about slowing down a little . . . but only if you want to slow down. I suspect you may not!!
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Dec 28th, 2004, 08:53 PM
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Oh yes, this senior citizen votes for Paris . . . my favorite city. You can't have a bad time in Paris.
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Dec 29th, 2004, 05:17 AM
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Cosmo-

You seem so warm and life-embracing that I think you could have a thrilling adventure under a rock!

I adore Paris, but for a fling, I vote for Italy.

I'm not sure if by fling you mean just a really fun-filled trip, or an actual, ahem, romantic interlude. At the risk of sounding like a downer, may I also suggest that you and your friend don't go on the trip hoping for an actual "hook up" with a man (as my high school students call it).

I've chaperoned so many dances that I know that the girls who are hoping for romance are always disappointed in the evening, but the girls who just expect a fun night of dancing with their friends have a blast (and usually attract the guys!)

I think at this point I cold right an anthropological treatise on the life lessons to be learned from observing high school social life.

Anyway, to paraphrase a cliche: Do what you love and the men will follow! And...if no men show up, you will still have a blast, without seeming Mrs. Roper-ish at all.

You should definitely read The Evening Class by Maeve Binchy, a lovely novel about a group of Irish people who come together and change their lives while taking a night class to learn Italian.

Enjoy!
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Dec 29th, 2004, 05:23 AM
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Well I'm 53..and I have been flinging for 8 years <GRIN>. I enjoy this life A LOT. Paris solo was my big test of myself. My friends and I have a saying "Put on your big girl panties and deal with it!" My trip was wonderful. I will do it again.
Go! Relax, and enjoy whatever destiny has in store. Take latex... ahem.
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Dec 29th, 2004, 05:38 AM
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Hi Cosmo,

>...we can't see ourselves telling a man we just met that we are in our 60's, ...<

Why in the world would you?

A "woman of a certain age" is just that. Only a clod would ask her age.

Getting back to your question, Paris.

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Dec 29th, 2004, 08:53 AM
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Cosmopolitan - I too have been a caregiver to my parents. First for my mother for 3 years and now to my father for the past year. If anyone deserves a wonderful, carefree trip it is the caregivers of the world, past, present & future.

My 1st trip to Paris in 2001 I met a Frenchman who showed me a wonderful time. I still think about him to this day.

This past May I went to London and Paris. While in London I met a man, who I had doubts about, and I still hear from him.

Meeting these men were just the icing on the cake. I would have loved both trips if I hadn't met them.


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Dec 29th, 2004, 09:31 AM
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Madison, amen to your first paragraph. I have also been there and done that, and blessings upon all who do.

Blueswimmer, there are those who think this forum is quite a bit like high school.
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Dec 29th, 2004, 10:07 AM
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Hello again. I have read some of the theads but I can't find Blonde or Lucy.
You are all encouraging though. I will get the book by Maeve Binchy, good point Ira, good for you Madison and as to the big girl panties that is a good idea, at first I thought you meant size XXX but now I get it.

I shouldn't even be complaining about my age when there is such devastation going on in Asia. I must seem very shallow.
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Dec 29th, 2004, 10:19 AM
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Hi Cosmo -- here's the OhBlondie thread, titled "Love in the Land of Mezzogiorno."

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34453385

It should be a real inspiration to you!
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