Day Trip For The Active Retiree


Am I officially a member of the silver adult community? I retired almost four years ago but I never saw myself as a golden girl. As I write this, I'm laughing because I recently started referring to myself as an "active Plus 60 woman". 

I took my first senior bus trip to the casino this morning. It was nice! Everyone was so chatty! From what I could hear, there were definitely several "regulars" on board. They knew the bus driver, the best route and even alternate routes.  I could tell that this was not their first time hanging out together. 

The conversations went something like this:

"How's your knee? Did you bring your cane? I'm still a little sore from my shoulder surgery. My grandson got accepted to college.  Are you playing bingo on Tuesday? My wife's cancer is in remission. "

Some had even packed a lunch and snacks. That was smart considering how expensive food is in the casino. With age comes wisdom, they say. 

God bless them that they could get up this morning, leave the house and enjoy a bus outing. It's important to not feel isolated. Fresh air! Good conversation!  I thoroughly enjoyed the day!

I don't really think of myself as a senior...yet. But I'll definitely be making this monthly bus outing a part of my new routine. 

By the way, I didn't win anything at the casino.

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