Browsing All posts tagged under »travel«

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 […]

Ordering A Meal in A Brave New World

January 20, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s travel experiences have involved being felled by belt buckles, vending machines and assorted TSA agents. On this most recent trip, to Florida, the culprit was an airport restaurant. At first, LBL was delighted. The section of National Airport in DC that serves Southwest Airlines is actually the original airport. It’s […]

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 Blouse Man vs The Dress Man

October 9, 2017

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The Blouse Man (1999) was a film set in 1969, about an unfulfilled housewife (Diane Lane) who spends the summer in the Catskills, along with tons of other women and their kids. Her husband, like all the other working spouses, arrives each weekend, for the sole purpose of reminding her how boring her marriage has […]

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 […]