On Becoming that Little Old Lady

I am old and female but I still have more travelling to do. When a woman said that my smile was bigger than I was…perhaps she knew I was shrinking? My goal is to see all the countries of the World before I die but Covid-19 put me behind schedule. Usually I try and amass 5 new ones each year. Right now travel is difficult and challenging for everyone and while I consider myself somewhat of an expert I recently found myself making some “rookie” mistakes.

I forgot to pack a converter plug for Australia. I paid extra for the Qantas lounge but didn’t check the operating hours. I reserved a shuttle to the hotel but neglected to ask the name of the shuttle company, assuming it would have the name of the hotel on the bus. The worst was when I decided to wash up after the first 15 hours of flight and opened my suitcase on the sink as there was no other option. I didn’t consider the automatic faucets until my clothes started floating. Oops. Am I out of practice or am I just old?

While these blunders didn’t ruin my trip they did scare me a little. Inconveniences for sure. My next trip is longer and I’m taking my dog. While it’s almost a month off I’m thinking I should start making a list?

About Agingadventurer

I have now visited over 100 Countries and hope to add at least 5 every year.
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3 Responses to On Becoming that Little Old Lady

  1. Susan says:

    Well, reading your most recent post made my day. I haven’t travelled for 2.5 years due to Covid but have a trip to Morocco booked for Sept. I have to say I’m a seasoned senior traveller but this gap of “no travel” has me feeling out of practice and I worry (just a bit) that I’ll make a few mistakes – like the kind that you describe above. That said, I’m going! All the best on your next trip.

  2. At least we can still laugh at ourselves! Hope your trip to Morocco is fantastic. Enjoy! Nice to hear from you.

  3. Mike says:

    Is your next trip the one where you are coming to visit me?

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