Boomer thoughts, pet peeves & happenings

July 23, 2017

It’s that time—Boomer bloggers sharing their latest happenings. Happenings. That’s a Boomer word, right?

A major benefit of being retired is the time to travel. On the other hand seniors are acutely aware of their finite cash reserves, and therefore are always interested in a bargain.

The National Park Senior Pass was just that – for a $10 fee the pass offered free entry to over 400 sites throughout the country – for the life of the pass holder and a traveling companion. But change is inevitable. Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting discusses a change and a rate hike in this week’s post Get Your Senior Park Pass Now!

And this is a pet peeve of mine, too: (yours, too, I’ll bet!)

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about cell phone etiquette…again. This time she saw a woman talking on her cell phone while waiting in a line to use a public restroom. Irritating.

As Robison has suggested before, be at least 10 feet from anyone when you’re using your cell phone in public. Then, she heard the same woman talking on her cell phone when she was in the restroom stall.

Don’t do it, Robison says. It’s not polite to the person you’re talking to, and it’s not sanitary.

This week Laura Lee shares her thoughts on how leaving the city behind changes your mind and in so many good ways!

Like a lot of retirees — like a lot of people everywhere — Tom Sightings is on vacation. Lucky guy! And so this week he files Glimpses of Cape Cod from his beach house by the ocean.

And I’m sharing some advice that’s gotten me pretty far in life in Fake it ‘til you Make It!

Just fake it

Til next time!

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