To everything, there is a season.
People value different things in the course of a lifetime. Our values have changed dramatically a few times. Some people crave security…we've been on that track. Get the kids raised, start the 401K, work really hard, and hope for the best. That's where we come from.
I used to think I needed things. A nice house, cute car, nice TV, the usual. None of those things make you happy. Kids and grandkids make you happy but you cannot live your whole life through them. As much as we
love them, they will grow up and have their own lives and not need us so much anymore.
Now that we have come to this stage in our lives where nobody depends on us but ourselves, we have the freedom to explore. We have come to value experiences more than things and our adventures reflect that. We are lucky enough to both feel the same way about how we travel. You will rarely find us on any arranged tours, preferring instead to do a lot of research and do our wandering on our own. We are, The Wandering Grandparents!
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- Tarantulas Looking For Love First let me start by making it clear that I’m terrified of spiders. This little trip has been an exercise in taming my fear. We headed out this morning on what we call a weekender. They are excursions close to home that only require one or two nights in a hotel. This time we are ... Read More
- Colonial Williamsburg Anybody that follows along on our adventures knows that we are much better described as travelers, rather than tourists. We love to go someplace and kind of just let the adventure happen. We try to immerse ourselves into the culture and way of life of the area we find ourselves in. Having said that, we ... Read More
- Exploring Chincoteague Island and Ponies A huge thrill for this animal lover was taking the opportunity to visit Chincoteague Island. January in Chincoteague is cold and the ground is pretty marshy. If you don’t mind getting out in the cold and getting your feet a little muddy you’ll basically be alone on this island. I think we probably saw five ... Read More
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