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Autumn Travels In California’s Beautiful Napa Valley PDF Print E-mail


How many wandering seniors remember the 1956 Broadway musical, Most Happy Fella? It was a hit then, and including a later movie, it has been revived many times throughout the country. The next line of the song is “in the whole Napa Valley”, sung by Tony after his successful grape harvest and courting of a local girl.

You can be most happy, too, if you visit the Napa Valley during the autumn grape harvest and many celebrations of the season, including grape stomping competitions. Sadly, the California wildfires earlier in the year made travel in nearby areas dangerous. However, everything is safe this autumn, and wineries offer many special events for those senior travelers who crave the fruit of the vine. For current info, go to www.visitnapavalley.com

 
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM: Batty And Bottomless PDF Print E-mail


For a great autumn experience, join up in an exploration of an underground cave. Carlsbad Caverns descend to down a quarter of a mile, one of the deepest limestone caves in the U.S. The humorist Will Rogers named it “the Grand Canyon with a roof over it.”

Tours are available for every skill level, from expert spelunker to ranger escorted. Be sure to be at the entrance at sunset with your camera when thousands of Brazilian free-tailed bats fly out to seek delicious desert bugs. For more info, go to www.nps.gov/cave

 
Stopover For The Weary: Ohio Brewery’s Cheery Beery Hotel PDF Print E-mail


If your autumn travels take you to Columbus, Ohio, consider spending some fun time in the new Columbus DogHouse. It’s attached to the BrewDog, a vintage Scottish brewery. Overnight visitors enjoy in-room beer taps and in-shower stall beer coolers. They’re also invited to tour the brewery as well as roam the touchy-feely museum of beer history. For info, go to www.brewdog.com/usa/doghouse

 
Myrtle Beach SC: Cussing Could Get You Jail Time & $500 Fine PDF Print E-mail


If your travel plans include Myrtle Beach, be careful with your words. Considering all the extremely foul words we endure these days in night clubs, movie houses and on cable TV, this oceanside town law is like a breath of fresh air.

Your travel4seniors.com editor did active Navy duty in two wars and am certainly familiar with curse words, and maybe spouted a few of themlf when people were trying to kill me. Also, I’ve experienced filthy utterances from pioneer cursers including Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Richard Pryer, Sarah Silverman and other stand-up toilet mouths.

So, maybe the Myrtle Beach cursing ban is a step back to more gentle, articulate speech times. Profane language there is a misdemeanor disorderly conduct offense by city ordinance, and offenders face a possible 30 days in the town jail and/or a fine of up to $500.

 
Venice CA: Memories Of Annette, Muscle Beach & Surfing USA PDF Print E-mail

When your autumn travels include the Los Angeles area, spend at least one day roaming this sunny coastal California town that will take you back to the rock’n’roll 60s, muscle beach, boardwalk beauties and much more. For the latest info, go to www.venicebeach.com

 
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