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).

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #307 — From Hawaii and Mexico to a Blizzard Edition???

March 13, 2017 17 comments

(If Zentangle is a new concept for you, start here.) I was feeling a big smug, thinking that Mr. Excitement and I had managed to escape what I was sure would have been the worst of Philadelphia’s winter by escaping leaving for a month from January 22nd until February 21st. We started with a week in Honolulu, […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #299 – Hawaii Bound Edition

January 16, 2017 28 comments

Pacific Ocean off Honolulu, Hawaii

I have to admit, this hasn’t been a very trying winter here in the Delaware Valley (Philadelphia and environs). We’ve had only real snow of 3-5 inches and within days it was 65 degrees. Still, it’s darker and grayer, and I can feel Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)  starting to rear its ugly head. Consequently, I’m […]

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Baby Boomers Hike Diamond Head in Honolulu, Hawaii

March 23, 2016 35 comments

Aerial view of the Diamond Head crater on Oahu, Hawaii

We live in the City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection), Rocky’s hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am positive that in this city of over 1,500,000 souls, quite a few of them have never visited our most iconic landmark, the Liberty Bell. When you live somewhere, you figure you’ll get around to visiting the important […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #258 – Travel Fatigue Edition

March 8, 2016 19 comments

The Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, posted a brief note Monday morning, explaining that the Monday challenge would be delayed until Tuesday as she was exhausted from her trip returning to Saskatoon from Ottawa. Like the United States, Canada is a big country, stretching “from sea to shining sea” and Saskatoon is 2367 kilometers (1471 miles) […]

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Aloha – A New Hawaii Inspired Boomeresque Tangle

March 7, 2016 19 comments

Updated August 4, 2017. In my response to the Zentangle Diva’s challenge number 257, I used a tangle inspired by a pattern I saw on a recent trip to Hawaii. Several people who commented on my blog post suggested/requested that I do the step outs for the pattern. Since the wishes of my faithful readers […]

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It’s Official! TripAdvisor Thinks We’re Exciting Baby Boomer Travelers

February 29, 2016 28 comments

TripAdvisor logo

I admit to more than a little satisfaction when I learned that Boomeresque was named by the Trip Advisor vacation rentals blog as one of the 20 Baby Boomer Travel Bloggers Having More Fun than Millennials. This is because our son and many of his friends are millennial travel bloggers and they write about how wonderful […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #255 – Aloha Maui Edition

February 21, 2016 19 comments

View from the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, Maui, Hawaii with the island of Lanai in the distance

[If you need an introduction to Zentangle, start here.] On Monday, I looked in vain for the usual Monday Zentangle Diva’s challenge, but this week’s challenge was posted on Tuesday because Monday was a holiday (Family Day) in Saskatchewan, Canada. It was also a holiday in the United States (President’s Day) and a loooong travel […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #254 – Love is All You Need Edition

February 8, 2016 15 comments

Zentangle inspired Art

[If you need an introduction to Zentangle®, start here.} In anticipation of upcoming Valentine’s Day, the Zentangle Diva’s challenge this week is to produce a tangled Valentine’s inspired tile. I have this perhaps sappy belief that we should celebrate Valentine’s Day everyday — that if we have been fortunate enough to have found a true […]

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Reflections: Honolulu, Hawaii

August 14, 2014 77 comments

Mr. Excitement and I had the good fortune to be in Honolulu, Hawaii during one of the worst Philadelphia winters in years. After our month-long trip to Southeast Asia in January, in February we arrived in Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of Oahu to start Mr. Dr./Professor Excitement’s three month sabbatical at the University of […]

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The Bernice Pauhi Bishop Museum — Honolulu, Hawaii

April 18, 2014 59 comments

Ships of Oceania, Pacific Hall, Bernice Pauhi Bishop Museum

Mr. Excitement and I managed to visit Honolulu three times before we made finally our way to the Bernice Pauhi Bishop Museum, Hawaii’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History. In retrospect, it should have been one of the first places we visited. The museum was established in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop, the wealthy American […]

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