Boomeresque:Definition
1. Adj.: Describing a person born between 1 Jan. 1946 and 31 Dec. 1964
2. Adj.: Description of a person, place or thing possessing Baby Boomer je ne sais quoi
3. See also, Boomer, Esq.: A Baby Boomer who is also a licensed attorney (See, e.g., About).

G Adventures – Best of Turkey Trip Report

April 23, 2015 28 comments

Ayasuluk Fortress at Selcuk, Turkey

When Mr. Excitement was invited to speak to his physician/scientist peeps in Israel, I looked at the map and realized this was our chance to travel in Turkey which had been on my list of places to visit ever since it was highly recommended by our travel blogger son, Mr. The World or Bust. We […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #214 – Earth Day (Happy Birthday to Me Edition)

April 20, 2015 33 comments

Zentangle Zendala

When I was born on April 22nd many decades ago, Earth Day didn’t exist. What did exist was radioactive rain, atmospheric atomic bomb testing, rivers that were so polluted they caught fire and couldn’t support any form of life, and dumping of all manner of nastiness into the oceans and seas. Then in 1962, Rachel […]

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A Visit to Masada – Israel’s Alamo*?

April 5, 2015 72 comments

Looking down at the desert and the Dead Sea from the top of the mesa at Masada, Israel

My visit to Israel caused me some uncomfortable despair about the human race’s capacity to endure. This is perhaps the opposite response many visitors have. They see Israel (and Masada) as a shining symbol of the triumph of the Jewish people’s will to survive despite thousands of years of persecution and banishment. My trip to […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #210 – Expletive Deleted Edition from Tel Aviv, Israel

March 25, 2015 18 comments

Ceiling in the Blue Mosque, Istanbul

(If you’re clueless about Zentangle, start here.) This week, the Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, challenged us to use a spiral as the string (guide) for our tile (composition). I’m afraid I got a little considerably carried away with the spiral thing. Rather than just treating it as a string, my tile has spirals coming out […]

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The Riviera Maya: Where Jungle, History and Beach Converge in Mexico

March 23, 2015 16 comments

Mayan Ruins at Tulum Mexico

Our first family vacation with our sons that did not involve the New Jersey shore, was a holiday in Mexico at an all inclusive resort just south of Playa del Carmen on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. We were there in 1994, just as the Riviera Maya was being developed as a tourist destination. For better or […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #209 – Ayvalik, Turkey Edition

March 16, 2015 31 comments

[If you’ve never heard of Zentangle, start here.] This week’s Zentangle Diva’s challenge has been a cross-cultural experience for me. As I was contemplating how I was going to “green up” a tile (composition) honoring the Christian Saint Patrick, I was sitting on the veranda of our pension in Ayvalik, Turkey, listening to battling calls […]

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Cruise Report — Winter Escape on the Celebrity Silhouette

March 9, 2015 28 comments

The Celebrity Silhouette

We recently returned to a phrozen Philadelphia after a 7 day Caribbean cruise aboard the Celebrity Silhouette. When we left Philadelphia to fly to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where our cruise started, Philly was dealing with a “gift” from Canada—the dreaded polar vortex. My friends are all over the map (literally and figuratively) on mass market cruises. […]

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Montecristo Travels to Pisa — a Boomeresque Book Review

February 24, 2015 29 comments

Montecristo Travels to Pisa

I’m starting to feel a little inadequate. My travel blogger friends are publishing books! Earlier this month, Going Gypsy: One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All hit the stands. I published a review of this book by Veronica and David James.Now, my favorite travel blogging long haired chihuahua, Montecristo, is out with his first […]

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Going Gypsy: One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All – a Boomeresque Book Review

February 6, 2015 22 comments

Going Gypsy: One Couple's Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All

It was one of my Millennial sons who suggested I try my hand at travel blogging. “Mom, you like to travel and you like to write. This would be perfect for you.” At the time, the travel blogs with which I was familiar were written by him and his 20 something peers. They were entertaining […]

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A Visit to Málaga on the Costa del Sol, Spain (Lemonade Edition)

January 31, 2015 32 comments

The Alcazaba of Malaga, Spain

The city of Málaga on Spain’s famed southern Costa del Sol (Sun Coast) is a very popular destination for tourists in search of the sun, especially sun-starved Brits who are reliably identifiable because they are the pale people wearing shorts and sandals (sometimes with socks ouch) in February as the locals bundle up in their […]

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