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Old 01-16-2017, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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If you want to see the National Parks, there are quite a few travel companies that arrange tours. I think that going with a group might be interesting, easier, and safer.
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Old 01-16-2017, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Texas
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No more hiking mountain trails for me at 75, itís difficult pushing or pulling my 73 year old wife up the trails if she does not want to go.
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Old 01-16-2017, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Texas
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If you want to see the National Parks, there are quite a few travel companies that arrange tours. I think that going with a group might be interesting, easier, and safer.
In the fall of last year we did a western U.S. and Canada trip, visiting most of the national parks in the west, plus 3 in Canada. I drove 8,000 miles.
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Old 01-16-2017, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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If you're willing to stay in hostels, park campgrounds, eat light with foods you can store on the road, etc., you can do very cheaply.

I have been on a couple of trips where I would bring a medium sized cooler and Blue Ice refreezable coolers or just change ice out, and buy sandwich supplies and drinks at a store. That's fairly cheap and you can get convenient "on the go" fruits like apples and clementines to eat.

There are many areas where a Motel 6 or Super 8 run <$40 a night. Try to avoid staying in major cities or right outside tourist areas.
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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I'll be too old when I'm dead.
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I'll be too old when I'm dead.
For your sake I hope you're right, but you don't really know that for sure. People who become bed-ridden don't plan on that and don't know in advance at what age such a tragedy might occur.

Yes, I know: Many people (most people?) die before ever becoming bed-ridden. I, too, hope I will be among them. But we are deluding ourselves if we think it can never happen.
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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I am very appreciative of those of you posters who have written a positive response. Thank you!

Death will come at some point for all of us but focusing on it is not what I care to do.
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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One of my uncles was one of these folks that wanted to travel, but kept deferring until him and my biological aunt were retired. He died of a massive heart attack mowing his lawn at 54. He never got to do anything he wanted.

There's never a better time than now to plan and go through with something like this.
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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John Glenn was 77 when he made his second trip into outer space, so I think driving around in a car would be ok.
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Old 01-16-2017, 08:04 AM
 
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Age shouldn't factor, more health and stamina. Stamina depending on what you want to do.

We take tour groups. I know some people find them boring, but I like that everything is planned for you and they do not have to be very expensive.

I would go on a cross country road trip with people I could depend on to help drive the nice roomy vehicle we would take . And no camping. I like staying in hotels. With the coach tours all that is included and the price is reasonable.
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