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Facebook Flies the Friendly Skies

November 22, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane is always seeking unique travel experiences. She has had them on all forms of transportation, as well as in airports and train stations. She has gotten her arm stuck in a vending machine, been smacked in the face with a belt buckle, been put into a room with travel felons, […]

The Lost, the Misplaced, and the Other Stuff

September 22, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane, like a lot of red-blooded, tax-fearing Americans, spends her days losing a lot of stuff.  Much of this is actually misplaced, rather than lost. There is a fine, but important, distinction between the two.  Here is a handy chart to know the difference: The following are items that usually get […]

A Turkish Shower

September 12, 2017

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Let Life in the Boomer Lane start by saying that, during her recent trip to Istanbul, she spent a lot of time glued to CNN International, keeping track of Irma. Her son, various friends, and other family members were impacted. But, at some point, LBL did need to address personal hygiene take a shower.  She […]

Airplanes Give New Meaning to the Words “Get on Top of Me”

September 6, 2016

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  Last year, airplane manufacturer Airbus filed an amusing patent for two-story seating in its wide-body aircraft. The patent, presented in a proposal titled “Passenger Arrangement for Vehicles,” shows a mezzanine level of seats reachable by steps. Second-story passengers sit right above those on the floor below. According to Airbus, “Passenger cabins are therefore fitted with as many rows […]

Thumbs Out

June 10, 2015

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  In a current article from Vox, “The Forgotten Art of Hitchhiking–and why it disappeared”, we learn that hitchhiking has gone the way of the landline phone, the typewriter, and most rules of etiquette.  People no longer hitchhike in the same numbers they used to. Interestingly enough, the reason has little to do with safety. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]