Senior Vacation Time: Doing What you WantJun 30th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Dr Jerry Elrod's Senior Moments Blog
Our vacation is imminent. We are about to spend some well deserved and highly anticipated time with dear, close and long time friends. It will be in a neutral location, one where we have not been before. It promises relaxation, frivolity, enchantment, lazy days and comfortable nights. It will be an opportunity to do what we want. That’s what a vacation should be. That’s why we take them.
It will not be a holiday with heavy expense. It will be within the range of reason and pleasure in such a way that we won’t ruin it afterwards by worrying about how much it cost. We won’t fly. We will enjoy our well performing Toyota Camry Hybrid, which gets almost 40 mpg on the highway. We will prepare most of our meals, engage in entertainment that is suitable and inviting for the area. It will be fun. It will be an occasion for reward, for reinforcing friendship, for laughter, for casual laziness, for comfortable shoes and cool clothing.
Doing what you want is a ready prescription for reinvigorating the body and inspiring the spirit. It is a time to laugh a lot, and doze, just after lunch, and walking the dogs, as they explore the hinterland, without going too far astray. It may offer a time to lean back to watch the stars, to listen to night sounds, to enjoy a libation or a snack and to hold someone close.
Vacations are also a healthy respite for the body. Giving your health issues consideration means giving your body a chance to rest and relax in ways not available during non-vacation days. Vacations are a good chance to allow your body and your general physical health to regenerate and renew, thus having the potential to improve your day to day life.
Whatever it is, it will be what you want it to be. That is the requirement for a holiday, a vacation, a respite. Lacking that, you might as well stay at home. Not that that would be all bad, it just may not be what you want to do.