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).

Getting There

Getting There – Eventually (And Some Tips for When Air Travel Doesn’t Go As Planned)

September 27, 2019 29 comments

Airplane position display

Mr. Excitement was invited to speak at an international medical research conference on the Greek island of Crete — something about tumor micro environments. Needless to say, it didn’t take much convincing for me to sign on as a trailing spouse. A few weeks later, the Australian government extended an invitation for him to visit […]

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Hump Day Zentangle® Challenge #14 – Leaving on a Jet Plane Edition (With Apologies to Peter, Paul and Mary)

September 18, 2019 11 comments

Hump Day Zentangle Challenge Clouds

A frequent theme on Boomeresque is “Time Flies”. Well, this week we’re flying for real, leaving on the first of 11 jet planes. When I married Mr./Dr. Excitement, I didn’t realize his career would result in many travel opportunities. I thought I was marrying a physician. Indeed, there were many years of 3:00 a.m. calls. […]

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A Visit to Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and the Mercer Mile

November 1, 2018 25 comments

Mercer Museum, Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Mr. Excitement and I are baby boomers on the far side of the Big Six Oh, but taking off 2 days for a mid-week visit to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, starting in Doylestown, still felt like skipping school, a guilty pleasure. (Note: I’m pretty sure I never actually skipped school because I was THAT scared exciting.) Bucks […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #248 – Travel to Cuenca, Ecuador Edition

January 25, 2018 8 comments

Descent into Cuenca, Ecuador

I didn’t expect to be able to do this week’s Zentangle Diva challenge because Mr. and Mrs. Excitement are traveling in Ecuador this week. It turned out I had more free time than I thought. If you’re not at all interested in the Zentangle method of meditative art, scroll down to read more about our […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #244 – I Should Be Asleep (but I’m not) Edition

November 17, 2015 23 comments

French tri-color flag

[If you’re scratching your head about this Zentangle thing, start HERE.] I have managed to get myself pretty much day/night reversed. Since the rest of the people and the dog around me have normal circadian rhythms, this means I still have to try to function in the day time, sometimes on very little sleep. To […]

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South Africa Safari — Thornybush Game Reserve & Monwana Game Lodge

November 24, 2014 63 comments

Leopard in a tree in Thornybush Private Game Reserve

I’m pathetically really bad at swallowing pills, so I wasn’t happy to learn that I’d have to take 33 days of doxycycline as a malaria precaution for a three day visit to the Thornybush Game Reserve in northeastern South Africa. However, even if you share my pill phobia, swallowing monster capsules for a South African wildlife safari […]

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TSA PreCheck — Yes, Please

May 25, 2014 112 comments

Updated May 4, 2017 What happens at United States airports when you do not have TSA PreCheck? Like others annoyed by familiar with air travel in the United States since 2001, you know you will go through airport security screening by the United States TSA (Transportation Security Administration). TSA.  TSA has a helpful TSA flight day check list. […]

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The Longest Day – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA to Chiang Mai, Thailand

January 11, 2014 96 comments

View out airplane window

 As my Boomeresque Facebook friends know, ever since we returned from New Mexico in October, I’ve been mostly consumed by planning our trip to Southeast Asia and Hawaii. Some 32 years ago, I had the dumb luck good fortune to marry someone who gets to travel to warm interesting places as part of his job. […]

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Travel Tip – The Benefits of International Bus Travel in Europe

September 20, 2013 1 comment

Many travellers in Europe these days are turning to international bus travel as a cost effective and convenient alternative to other modes of transportation. This phenomenon is also evident in the United States where long distance bus travel on discount bus lines is increasing. Those travellers whose only experience riding buses is in a frequently […]

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Sail Away with P&O Cruises

August 26, 2013 0 comments

Mr. Excitement and I enjoy leaving the “driving” to a cruise ship captain on occasion, but we have never taken a cruise that departed from a European port. Therefore, I am pleased to be able to share this guest post by Catherine Lavinia who hails from the United Kingdom and has written this article about […]

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