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!
Recent Blog Posts
- Small Town Adventures and the Best Laid Plans Feeling the effects of house painting for a week and a new workout that is kicking my butt. Just the thought of a mountain cabin with a private hot tub has me wanting to jump ahead to the weekend. We will be heading out Friday morning to a little mountain town called South Fork, population ... Read More
- End of Summer Wow! We’ve had a really busy summer. Can’t believe it’s almost over! Family visiting and working on the house has taken up the whole summer. We loved having our oldest son and family home for a little while. We had a great time hiking and visiting some local breweries with the whole gang. One of ... Read More
- Nürnberg in History and Our Last Few Days Kaiserburg. The history that this 11th century castle has been witness to is almost incomprehensible to most Americans. Nürnberg has a wealthy and prestigious history that dates back over 900 years. From medieval times forward Nürnberg has played an important role in establishing laws and customs that are still prevalent in modern Germany. The city has ... Read More
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