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A Look Back and A Look Way Back

August 13, 2018

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After Then Husband and I married and went to grad school, we lived frugally and saved most of our monthly fellowship stipends.  At the end of the year, we had saved enough for a student flight to Europe, two sleeping bags, a Coleman stove, and a pup tent. We had enough left over for eight […]

Humanity Packs A Suitcase

July 9, 2018

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Much of the chaos that appears to be currently sweeping the planet stems from the penchant humans have for not staying in one place. Instead, whether because of some kind of political or climatic upheaval or boredom with their own cave and a need to explore new ones, they moved restlessly about the planet.  After […]

The Travel Game: Men vs Women

June 15, 2018

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Over the millennia, several people have noticed that men and women behave a bit differently as they go through life. Those who haven’t noticed this phenomenon usually end up either permanently dateless or eventually divorced, as they keep expecting the other sex to react the same way they do to life events. Travel is a […]

Pratfalls and Other Ways to Enjoy Travel

June 14, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane suspects that there is some kind of disorder in which people keep having “accidents,” well beyond what would be normal. For that reason she hesitates to relate to readers the first couple days of her trip to Turkey. The trip started out in the most positive way possible. LBL was […]

Two Farewells

June 11, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s travel to Turkey, Bahrain, and Dubai actually began in Brooklyn.  There, she engaged in her usual pastime of enjoying the company of her daughter, son-in-law and three grandsons, as well as testing the limits of her back by hoisting her youngest grandson, almost two-years-old, into and out of his crib […]

Travels Without Anthony Bourdain

June 6, 2018

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Some loyal readers may not have noticed that Life in the Boomer Lane has not been posting as of late. Others may have noticed but have simply used this time to get caught up on honing their Candy Crush strategies. Others may have used the time to figure out just where Melania is.  No matter […]

Pregnant Women, Large Men, TSA Pat Down Sex, and Cheetos

February 14, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from a visit to see her son in Charleston.  She chose a 6:05 AM return flight, in order to get back in time to go to her painting class. When she scheduled the flight, she was focused entirely on enjoying the company of her son, her daughter-in-law […]