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Los Angeles CA: Gotta See Peterson Auto Museum PDF Print E-mail

If you’re an auto nut and travels take you to the posh Wilshire Boulevard neighborhood near Beverly Hills, don’t miss spending several enjoyable hours at the Peterson. Among classic cars, trucks and motorcycles of the past century, each exhibit and event is well worth the price of admission.

Current offerings include big-eyed, talking racing cars from Disney films, the art of Bugatti, low-rider art show and auto-themed movie nights. There’s also a regular schedule of live entertainment events at the museum.

Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, ticket prices are $15 adults, $7 child and $12 seniors and students. The in-house restaurant is Drago, with delicious Italian and Sicilian fare that matches the quality of the classic auto exhibits.

Rennes, France: A Visit To The Historic Cathedral PDF Print E-mail

Senior correspondent PJJ, Little Rock AR: On a recent journey to France, I toured the Cathedral Saint-Pierre in Rennes, Brittany. It’s a Catholic landmark dedicated to the memory of Saint Peter. Rennes is 217 miles east of Paris, a train ride of just over two hours. I spent a day in Rennes touring its historic cathedral and the charming city.

The imposing structure is located just a short walk from Gare de Rennes train station near the center of town, and open to visitors most days. I stood outside in wonder of the gloriously soaring Gothic structure with towers stretching nearly 160 feet high. Each external level featured Baroque columns, decorative carvings and statues of saints.

Tombstone AZ: The Wild West Town Too Tough To Die PDF Print E-mail

If your travels take you to Tucson, plan to spend a day in the famous Old West town of Tombstone. It’s about an hour’s drive south via I-10 on the way to the Mexican border town of Nogales.

There are daily events along the famed Main Street, including a staged shoot-out between characters representing Marshal Wyatt Earp and the bad guys at the O.K. Corral. Also programs at the Bird Cage Theater, Boot Hill Cemetery, as well as jeep tours and stage coach rides.

The historic town has also been the site of many Western movies, including Fort Apache, Duel in the Sun and Broken Arrow. For info, go to tombstoneweb.com

Grand Central Market Marks 100 La La Land Years PDF Print E-mail

If your travels take you to downtown Los Angeles, set aside at least a couple of hours to wander through the Grand Central Market. The daily display has been located since 1917 at South Broadway and Hill Street, and includes both indoor and outdoor vendors.

Along with the fresh produce, ethnic foods, meats, restaurants and other goodies, the market offers a continuous schedule of events. They include sales promotions, movie screenings, music, contests and special events.

San Francisco CA: Enjoy City By The Golden Gate PDF Print E-mail

Guest Writer MMcC, West Allis WI: Top singing stars have lauded it, starting with Jeanette MacDonald in the 1936 the title movie of the city’s name.

We all know Tony Bennett lost his heart there in his 1962 classic recording. Also singing the praises of San Francisco were Judy Garland, Cab Calloway, Merle Haggard, Otis Redding, Frank Sinatra, The Mowgli’s and many, many others.

My first visit was in 1944, just out of Navy boot camp and on my way to troop transport duty in the Pacific during World War 2. While waiting assignment, I bunked at the Navy base on Treasure Island. It’s a little spit of land under the Bay Bridge halfway between Oakland and San Francisco. It’s now a posh condo development.

Many travel gurus list the following as the ten most attractive destinations senior wanderers should experience while wandering in the beautiful City by the Bay: 1.


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