We are seniors creating these journeys for seniors. Age has crept up on us but we are still young at heart. The mind makes contracts the body sometimes can’t keep, but that still doesn’t deter us from wanting to traveling down the “the road less traveled by.” (Robert Frost).
I am not a Generation Y ( 1979 – 1997! I am NOT a Millennial (1984-2004)! I am NOT a Generation X (1965-1984) ! I am NOT a Baby Boomer (1946-1964)! I am proud to be one of the “Great Generation” born before 1946.
I’ve made it this far and find it to be the most exciting time of my life. I’m working longer and harder than in any of my previous years and loving every minute of it. There are so many new discoveries each day.
I’m not ready for a wheel chair, soaking in the pool cradling my noodle, corn-holing some board with a bean bag, tromping over the same old golf course, or racing up to the Lido deck in search of a choice tidbit! I still crave a bit of adventure, new places, new vistas, new foods, new wine or beer, and new cultures.
I may walk with a cane, but I’ve made it to the top of a few mountains where the temples sit there right at the end of long flights of stairs. I look forward to early morning sessions of listening and practicing with the Temple priests as they instruct me how to live longer and better and then to sit down to a “real’ Chinese meal (vegetarian if possible).
If you haven’t felt a cool morning high up in the mountains visiting a Chinese Temple and looking down at the clouds below you…you’re missing out on what should be one of your “Bucket-list” events. If you are looking for a lot of “Qi,” if it’s anywhere, it’ll be there…all you could ever handle.
When reading advertisements for cruises, tours, etc., I am disappointed in seeing advertisements where the focus in the travel industry seems to be mostly oriented towards the Generation Xers and Millennials with pictures of the slender, buff and beautiful people working out or having fun. I haven’t seen much that is new geared towards us seniors. Same ole…Same ole. From all this you might get the impression that we are the “Forgotten Generation.”
White Crane is working at changing that impression and, instead, making it a breath of fresh air for you. Give us a try to see for yourself. Join us on one of our journeys!