Empty Nest Magazine
The Issue: Time for Fun
Ever dream of sailing the islands? Well, this issue shares one couple’s eight-day anniversary trip in the British Virgin Islands. Then there’s more summer sailing fun with Laurine Valenti, volunteer extraordinaire, the issue's Real Person Empty Nesting, who earned a spot on the tall ship Gazela as it sailed the waters of the northeastern United States this summer. Not hot enough for you? Consider taking in an exchange student (or two) from countries afar. New contributor Patty Grasty tells you how and why you might want to. Or, adopt a pet—author Jean Barto convinces you it’s both possible and helpful—to you and the furry one. It’s still summer—so have some hot fun before the fall!
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Several organizations I belong to held work sessions this summer, which made for some weeknight commitments. It will be good to see our brainstorming come to fruition, though, and I’m hopeful that the success of the projects we’ve been working on will make it all worthwhile.
Gary and I have been visiting the Skippack Farmers’ Market faithfully, supporting our local farmers and enjoying local organic produce, and grass-fed meats and eggs. We’ve been enjoying freshly baked breads and muffins, fair-trade coffee, and even handmade soaps. Shopping in this way costs more, but it certainly enriches our lives and helps local farmers stay in business, so we figure it's worth the investment. And, when was the last time you had home-grown tomatoes or peaches or corn? All to die for…
We’ve been biking the Perkiomen Trail, climbing at the Philadelphia Rock Gym, and even hiking Spring Mountain in the early morning hours. But we can’t get enough of sailing—so to celebrate, we got lawn seats for our first Jimmy Buffett concert, at the Susquehanna Bank Center (Camden, NJ) on August 10. Let’s just say that if you haven’t done that, you absolutely must. It’s a real event. We saw Carole King and James Taylor the beginning of the summer, and it was a terrific concert. But, Jimmy Buffett fans are wild and crazy people. Which all makes for hot fun in the summer! Hope yours was just as much fun as ours was...
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Robin C. Bonner
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