Welcome to my pathway, where adventures aren’t just for the young.
My name is Evelyn and I’m a senior lady who believes that the journey is the adventure. I want to do things when I travel. I’m even happier if animals are involved.
Growing up in Ontario, Canada, I loved to go to Parry Sound in Muskoka. Spending summers at a camp on Georgian Bay set the stage for my love of outdoor adventures. I learned to canoe, take wilderness trips, climb rocky paths, and sing songs around a campfire.
When I visited my aunt one summer and was a camp counsellor at City Park in New Orleans, I realized that people do things differently. There are interesting things outside your comfort zone. I went on swamp excursions, water-skied on Lake Pontchartrain, ate crabs instead of peanut butter sandwiches, and made campfires with big wax candles made in fat tin cans. And sang slightly different versions of the same old songs.
I thankfully enjoyed all the wonderful life milestones of work (teaching), an old house, and my fabulous family. When my three children were growing up they all played in pipe bands. So we went overseas to Scotland. We all realized that there were interesting things everywhere. We had adventures.
With retirement and an empty nest, I watched many National Geographic programs showing the plight of animals like mountain gorillas and elephants. I wanted to go and see for myself. So I did.
I’m writing stories and showing some pictures so my grandchildren can see where grandma goes.
Come with me if you like. We’ll walk the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, scoop elephant poop in Thailand, trek gorillas in Uganda, camp on the side of a mountain in the Andes, and even learn how to tango in Argentina.
Let’s get involved when we travel. Let’s get lost, share the lives of local people, try new things, and love every minute of every new challenge. We’re not getting any younger! Let’s have adventures.