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Retire Overseas to Live in Style (and Get Out of Babysitting Grandchildren)

February 14, 2014

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Whenever Life in the Boomer Lane checks the Fifty section of Huffington Post, she always sees an article prominently displayed about the best places for boomers to retire.  Sometimes, they are even followed by those same places listed as the worst places to retire.  All of this has LBL having a vision of millions of […]

Sleepless Out of Seattle

January 21, 2014

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  Life in the Boomer Lane, in an effort to travel as inexpensively as possible, always flies coach, never purchases direct flights and leaves at ungodly times of the day. Because her flight from Seattle to Chicago yesterday was at 6AM, and because she had spent the evening before watching the Seattle Seahawks obliterate the […]

Plane Speaking

December 11, 2013

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  Life in the Boomer Lane, having just returned from Florida, came back to disturbing accounts of the invasion of a new breed of cold weather-loving cockroach in New York, a 28% rise in Amazon forest deforestation, and US 15-year-olds receiving a C grade in reading and a below average grade in math (overall, slotted […]

The Vamoose Party

November 28, 2013

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Those of you who enjoy reading about fun travel and adventure have, no doubt, heard of the antics of the Donner Party, a California Trail wagon train of eighty-one American pioneers who in 1846 found themselves trapped by snow in the Sierra Nevada. Thirty-six members of the party perished as a result of starvation, exposure, […]

How to Board A Plane

November 17, 2013

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  Life in the Boomer Lane has had a lot of time lately to do an in-depth assessment of airline boarding policies. This has been done primarily while she has been boarding. And, since she has flown an inordinate number of times recently (due primarily to having three children in three completely different places, and […]

The Cooler. The Jacket. The TSA.

September 13, 2013

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There is only one way to end a perfect, blissful, stress-free vacation. And that is to create mayhem on the trip back. Logan Airport, Boston: Life in the Boomer Lane arrives via shuttle, after she and Now Husband have returned their rental car. Now Husband has two items, a small carry on and an empty […]

When Good GPS’s Go Bad

July 15, 2013

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The circumstances of Life in the Boomer Lane’s jet set lifestyle involved Now Husband making a reservation at a hotel near the Newark Airport, picking her up at the airport, and driving to the hotel. LBL will give you no other details about where she was coming from, why she and Now Husband had to […]

Woman Drives 900 Miles Out of Her Way After GPS Error

January 16, 2013

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When this blogger saw the above headline on Yahoo News, she was sure the article was written about her.  But a quick check of her surroundings informed her that she was, as usual, seated in front of her laptop, wearing her pajamas.  She breathed a sigh of relief and wrote the following in response to […]

Cappadocia, Turkey: A Real Life Fantasy

September 24, 2012

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Imagine a terrain formed millions of years ago, a vast lava plain, created by several volcanoes and their eruptions.  Fast forward through the next couple million years, through eroding winds and rain. Then imagine that thousands of years ago, hunter gatherers discovered that the basalt that created this otherworldly terrain was soft enough to carve […]

Breaking Bad: The Belt Buckle Version

September 19, 2012

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What with all the recent antics involving Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and the rise in women being encouraged to eat their placentas after giving birth, I totally forgot about one of the most memorable airport experiences I had on this most recent trip to Turkey. It occurred on the first leg of my journey, at […]

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