Hawaii. Photo by Ted Trimmer.
My 77 year old cousin and her 84 year old husband are going on an African safari in May. They will fly to Los Angeles, then to Minnesota, and then rest in Amsterdam. From there, they will join a tour group in Tanzania. They will spend two weeks there, traveling by jeep, and will see wildlife in the African savanna.
Exciting trip! What makes it interesting is that they both are cancer survivors. Who says there is no life after cancer? They beat the odds, and there they are. I admire them so much.
Another elderly couple I admire is my 87 year old cousin and her 87 year old husband. They married each other when they were 25 years old. That makes 62 years of marriage. Neither is blind nor deaf, so they still attend symphony concerts at the Blaisdell Concert Hall and musicals at the Diamond Head Theater.
I hope David and I can live as well as these two couples when we are their age.
Just because you are elderly does not mean you should stay home and wait to die.