Travel Illusion Photography

Another fun thing we like to do is take pictures that look like an optical illusion. This one was in Bryce Canyon. I got low enough with the camera that when Gaylan jumped you couldn’t see the ground.

I took another one of my granddaughter holding a tree. I did extend the trunk of the tree in Photo Shop so it sat in her hand.


Alaskan Salmon Fishing – Salmon Bake

Salmon fishing was one of the highlights of our Alaskan Cruise for my husband Gaylan. I didn’t want to get seasick so I went shopping. We had the fish he caught packaged and sent to our house. The fishing highlight for me was to come home and have salmon bakes. I love cooking the salmon on the grill with mayo and butter. You can see the video and recipe at http://bit.ly/R5NNqN


Getaways for Couples; Amsterdam, A Unique Travel Destination

I love Amsterdam. It is one of my favorite places to go. I want to go biking there someday. That is if I can get so that I can go further than a few blocks before I think I am dying. Another way to travel is by boat on the canals. It is a totally different view of Holland. Watch the videos of Holland Netherlands at www.boomerandseniortravel.tv


Must See Vacation Spots for Couples and Families

I was recently asked this question and I thought of sharing it here in my blog…

What are some of the must do (or even must see) things across the world?

Some of my unforgettable travel experiences are:
·        The Catacombs of Paris
·        Abu Simbel and other magnificent temples and pyramids in Egypt
·        Canopying and mud bath in Costa Rica
·        Fresh bread from a Moroccan Bakery
·        Swimming with the ray fish in Tahiti
·        Snorkeling in Riviera Maya Mexico
·        Taking a cooking course in Beijing
·        The Underground Jack the Ripper Tour in London
·        The Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans
·        River Rafting in glacier water in Alaska

The Boomer & Senior Travel TV show (www.boomerandseniortravel.tv)  is all about reveling the fun, the unique and the weird in travel.


Family Vacation Ideas, Grandma/Grandpa Camp

One of the great joys in my life is my grandkids. Of course like yours they are the cutest in the whole world. I have grandma & grandpa camp each summer. They get to come and stay with grandma without their parents and we cook, do crafts, go on field trips, go hiking, play games and build a lifelong close relationship with them. That is the upside the downside is some of them live so far away that getting them here is an issue. The ones that are far away I either fly out and then drive their van with them across the country and then their parents fly in at the end and pick them up and drive them home or I fly out get them and then fly back with them. There is no grandma and grandkid airline discount. Why is that? Some are still too small to fly alone. We have travel games that we play and we get a hotel half way with a pool. I have a map for them with things to find on the way; 10 cows, 5 blue cars, a broken down car, a semi that will honk, a Mc Donald’s sign (ice cream,) a park with swings (we stop,) a dog, 5 sheep, etc. We sing songs and talk about them. I have to say it, I love the movies in the car. Bless whom ever came up with that one. At least the proverbial are we there yet only comes at the end of the movie not every 10 mins. It also cuts down on the “he hit me, she hit me” sessions. They stay 2-3 weeks. This is a really special time for all of us. They start packing their bags months in advance. We have to keep reminding them when it really is. Isn’t that cute. Some of our favorite times is at the beach. We love building sand castles. They try to build them like the sculpted ones that I show in my videos.