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Vacation suggestions for old people

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posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 06:57 PM
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Next year, I'm planning on taking my sweet bride on a vacation. Initially we were planning on Scotland, then England. But now we're looking at "The Sandals" resorts.

A week or two spending it on a beach, drinking, lounging, getting my body sprayed by welcoming whales and weird tourists.


Does anyone have "the" vacation spot?

We're old, with bad hips, and artificial knees and we say, "Get off my lawn" a lot and wear black socks with our sandals.

But any other place trigger an idea about spending a couple of weeks away from you lot?



PS, Gunther is not going. He's having thigh implants done then.




posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:08 PM
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Why, Colorady...in a jeep or atv taking the Alpine loop....you may have a already been....I sense that about ya! There is Gold to be had N W of TinCup 6 miles and South of Aspen 3 miles, also.

My son announced he's taking us all to Alaska for two weeks.....I do hate flying but......next July.....I'm 90 years old.....feels like
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posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


BEST vacation with my kids...ATLANTIS Resort in the Bahamas.
BEST romantic places to go with one's better half...Hawaii or a Caribbean Cruise.



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy
If your interested in The Sandals" resorts, I believe there one in Ocho Rios Jamaica, its adjacent to James Bond Beach. It’s a lovely place with the Dunn’s river dropping into the sea.



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

We love cruising! The big ships these days don't rock and roll like they used to, they have big stabilizers.

There is great food, entertainment, and the ability to take trips to interesting places when in dock.

I loved the Mediterranean cruise the best. Croatia is fantastically beautiful. You can take a bus tour to PISA, to a vineyard.

Cruises (Holland America, Norwegian) especially cater to the more mature. However, my grandchildren prefer Holland America over Disney. On Holland America there are so few children they have the child care staff and area practically to themselves.

There are lots of cruises to lots of fantastic places - you don't have to worry about walking much - you can sign up for excursions that fit your pace. Just make sure you get a cabin in the middle of the ship, cabins above and below you, near elevators but a few cabins away from elevators.

Best entertainment: Disney (there were more mature couples alone on Disney cruises)
Worst line for the more mature: Carnival - too much noise everywhere and booze everywhere,
comedians are really really off color
Best environment for the mature: Holland America, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean
Best ships for the more mature: The larger ships with better stabilizers
If you want to go all out, choose a small super expensive line, I hear they are fantastic



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:14 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

True story, was kicked off Paradise Island Nassau when I was a youth for soliciting a prostitute.



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


Since you've never been there...take Mrs. Cowboy to Vegas...because you've never been there.
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posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:19 PM
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a reply to: The2Billies

I tried cruises, but the bride thinks of all the norovirus cases and won't go.



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:21 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: DBCowboy


Since you've never been there...take Mrs. Cowboy to Vegas...because you've never been there.


I'd have to keep her in the hotel because people would mistake me for someone who goes there regularly.



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:26 PM
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LOL Sure!
A friend of ours went there on their honeymoon. Walked down the strip. She wasn't paying attention, luckily he was. She about walked right in between two druggies starting a fight. He grabbed her and pulled her back.

Sounds like fun.

While I would love to go to Alaska, to see where I was born, at my age, I want a beach and booze.

So Hawaii maybe?
But that means I would have to get on a plane, so, I'm out.

Go somewhere exotic and warm. Your old and your bones wont like the cold. LOL



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:40 PM
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For someone like you? Club Med. It's for:

The Newly Wed
The Over Fed
The Nearly dead

You'd fit right in.



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I am no help.

My idea of vacation is staying home.

I love home.



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 07:58 PM
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I would suggest a nice relaxing ride on the train either thru the American Rockies into Alaska or a trip on the trans Canada route. Properly planned, one can schedule stops and stays in some amazing cities and enjoy better food than any cruise offers and the most amazing scenery never seen by the average tourist. And plan really well, they have casino trains in some locales
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posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: DJMSN

We're taking the train to Vancouver, BC this November.




posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 08:11 PM
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Thank you for that. As someone completely afraid to fly, I've never thought about a train trip. And the hubby has been bugging about some type of vaca.

Maybe that would work. I wonder if I could get a train to Florida?

2 birds, one stone. LOL



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 09:01 PM
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They have 3 routes to Florida with all originating from the East Coast. So depending on where you are starting from it could be an easy trip. Other routes would get you there as well, albeit a little hassle and trains are more expensive and slower which can make it difficult to meet timelines for vacations.

Vancouver is an interesting city and looking at various routes would be an amazing trip. I love trains, while in the military stationed in Istanbul I bought a ticket for the original Orient Express. I had enjoyed reading Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express so being younger at the time was enamored with the whole Istanbul, Orient Express thing. Even stayed in the original motel she was to have written the book.

Unfortunately at the time it was not the original Paris to Istanbul route and was more local but still an awesome ride thru a country filled with ancient ruins, castles, and a beautiful blue Mediterranean. They have supposedly restored many of the original rail cars which were ridiculously opulent as it was considered to be a destination trip for the extremely wealthy. Supposed to have the original route in service now as well. Enjoy Vancover, made it to Toronto a few times but not that direction.



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 09:31 PM
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Just ditch the black sox (or any) with sandals and you can be comfortable almost anywhere.
Sandals resorts are a bit more oriented towards... beach bodies.
But hey, any of the decent all inclusive resorts will work, maybe Mexico?
Shorter ride than Jamaica.

Cruise ships are great for the mobility impaired if you've got lots of time - had two 80 year olds to take care of on our last cruise trip. Yep, my busted spine cardio attacked diabetic body was the supreme physical specimen on that trip.
Thank god for elevators and ramps.

ganjoa



posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 09:35 PM
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originally posted by: ganjoa
Just ditch the black sox (or any) with sandals and you can be comfortable almost anywhere.
Sandals resorts are a bit more oriented towards... beach bodies. . . .



Yeah, I'm more of a "beached" body.




posted on Sep, 30 2019 @ 10:35 PM
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I'd give Costa Rica a considering. It's plenty warm so it should be easy on old hips, and the folks are really nice too. I've only been once but intend to go again.

a reply to: DBCowboy



posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 04:30 AM
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Hey buddy, me and my girl go here almost every year, affordable and ALL inclusive, ADULTS only , its amazing!!!

Lomani Island Resort Fiji







One giant perk, there are only so many rooms, so there arent TONS of people there, it was full when we were there and there were MAYBE 30-40 people TOPS, we virtually always had the beach to ourselves, or nearly so......and if you like you can walk out your back porch and soak on your own private beach front.

Most of the bungalows are RIGHT on the water.....very clean and the people are wonderful, I have friends there now.....you will not regret it....

From snorkeling, to fishing, to dolphin watching, diving, nightly entertainment , candle light dinners every night (you can even reserve a table RIGHT on the beach just the two of you, for no extra cost) and the food is absolutely amazing!

You can also at any time walk out and grab a coconut from the nearby fields and the workers wil top it on the spot for you.......

You can also takea bike and explore the rest of the island
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