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Colorful Autumn Sunset In The Sky Over Hollywood PDF Print E-mail

Your travel4seniors.com editor's camera captured this recent scene from an apartment balcony just as the autumn day was ending. Coincidentally it was just a few city blocks from the location of the famed 1950 movie. Remember Gloria Swanson loving and finally shooting William Holden at her Sunset Boulevard mansion? And then the famous ending line, “I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.” When your travels take you to Los Angeles, be sure to enjoy a drive by the mansions on Sunset Boulevard. When the movie was made, the average home price there was $50,000. Now the same properties sell for $10 million and up.

New York NY: New Museum Of Illusions Welcomes Visitors PDF Print E-mail

If you think the strange politics in Washington are not disillusioning enough, plan a visit to see even more crazy happenings in the Chelsea section of Manhattan. Located at 77 8th Avenue, the museum offers 70+ exhibits. They include science, mathematics, biology, optical tricks, psychology and other fun activities. Great for kids age 5 to 95, for ticket prices and other info, go to www.museumofillusions.com

My Daily Hike Through Glamorous West Hollywood PDF Print E-mail

Just a few blocks away from posh Beverly Hills and glamorous Sunset Strip, your travel4seniors.com editor hikes along Santa Monica Boulevard at 10 am and 2 pm. I see lovely scenery, chauffeured limos, costly condos, upscale stores, fashionable shoppers and familiar celebs. Other daily sights are not quite so pleasant.

The street is also Route 66 that ends at the ocean in the city of Santa Monica. It’s daily haven for the homeless. Sidewalks are resting and toilet places after nights of drink and/or drugs. Some set up temporary cardboard shelters. Others stand at grocery entrances, begging for money and food.

The sidewalks are hazardous to families and elderly travelers. Not only from homeless, but by even more dangerous bikers and scooter riders who illegally race along the walkways. So, if you’re old and tour these city streets, be sure to follow all safety rules. And by the way, did I mention the fresh dog poo and peepee deposited along fragrant West Hollywood sidewalks?

What’s That Familiar Looking Landmark In The Background? PDF Print E-mail

Your roaming travel4seniors.com editor recently enjoyed a selfie bird’s eye view of the famed Colosseum from his hotel balcony in Rome. It’s where ancient charioteers raced and gladiators fought. One of the world’s most historic and picturesque cities, be sure to put Italy’s capital on your future senior travel destination plans.

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


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