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I'm offically old!!!

Friday, August 30, 2013

And that’s OK because I’ve never had a problem with my age… it’s the side effects of aging that are beginning to take a toll on this old barefooted hippie chick.

I got “Officially” old the day I told my DH that I didn’t want any more gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas etc. It was as if I was hearing my grandparents telling me the same thing many, many years ago when I would ask them what they wanted for their birthdays. Ouch, I became my mother long ago and now my grandparents… see officially old.

I don’t feel that old, well some days I do. I don’t even look that old… well actually when I look in the mirror or at a picture of myself I see a lot of all the old folks in the family who, sadly, aren’t with us any more. And IF I was paying any attention at all I’d acknowledge that once my 85 year old mom and her younger sister, my Aunt pass I will be THE OLDEST person in the family. emoticon

While camping with the family this week DH leaned over at the evening bonfire and whispered “We are the oldest ones here!!!!” Actually DH is four years younger than me… lucky stiff, enjoy it sweetie!!! One thing I know for sure… I’m too old to go barefooted any more… to hard on the knees, hips and that occasional broken toe from cutting corners to sharply… double ouch!! I can’t go bra less in public any more either… too old. Although we were NOT the first ones up each morning, while camping, nor did we venture over the sand dunes ten times a day to the ocean, we are still able to tent camp, walk half a mile to the bathrooms, over and over and over... even in the middle of the night!!! We held our own making dinner for 25 people when it was our turn to cook. We walked 30,000+ steps a day for 5 days while exploring Pismo Beach, the famous San Luis Obispo street fair, Avilla Beach, Moro Bay, Cayucos’s Brown Butter Cookie Company and finally spent a full day wine tasting in the Edna Valley just a few miles from the coast. That was the first time we’ve gone wine tasting and for some reason by the 5th stop I loved ALL the wines on the tasting menu emoticon We are looking forward to wine tasting again and more importantly camping again next summer with the family. Because even though I’m officially old I’m not too old…. YET.

The oldest (66) and the youngest (7 months)... what troopers we were!!

Planning to go back.

One of four campsites we all shared.

Just a few of the fam settling in the first night.

Driving on Pismo Beach.... FUN FUN FUN!!!

Playing in the sand.

Famous sand-dollars.

5 of the 10 kids at Avila Beach.

More grandkids on the dunes.

Campground bubbles.

Wildlife watching from above.

Moro Rock. Put a bra on lady... I know you're camping but sheesh!!

So much beauty in the coastal art communities.

Time for a little wine tasting.

Gorgeous countryside... such good company!!!!

Ate them right off the vine... bought some in a bottle =]

Pick Me... Pick Me!!!!

Last day at the campsite.

Another successful adventure thanks to Sparkpeople and my younger hubby who can still swing an ax and put up a tent!!!!!

Oh, and by the way I would never turn down a good bottle of wine if someone asked me what I wanted for my birthday or an anniversary or Christmas or Groundhog Day or…. emoticon

emoticon Cheers and "May you never forget what is worth remembering, or remember what is best forgotten."

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    Lol. You made me want to go camping and sip on some wine too! Great blog and attitude. Thanks for sharing. Cheryl. emoticon
    1672 days ago
    What great pics! Ah grasshopper - you are yet young, go do it again! Just with a new twist!
    1688 days ago
  • CHEROKEE1946
    I think you look good and our girls like the freedom so let them enjoy. I think the pictures are beautiful and looks like everyone from the oldest to the youngest had a really great time and I am so happy for you and your family. Beautiful pictures and beautiful grandchildren. We are the same age and I know what you mean about wearing shoes. I hate shoes and love to be in my barefeet, but arthritis is letting me know that it doesn't like me to do that. Have a beautiful day friend and enjoy life as long as you can because life is definitely too short.
    1694 days ago
    I thought you girls burned your bras for good?! emoticon
    1694 days ago
    looks like fun . I am happy that you enjoyed the whole thing. age is a number and means little it is how you feel that matters . you are as they say as young as you feel .
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    1697 days ago
  • MISSY455
    So glad you enjoyed my neck of the woods! I haven't made it to the beach as much this summer as normal, but your pictures remind me I need to get there more!
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    1697 days ago
    Great Blog! I'm "old" too and love to camp but can't do tents anymore. We have a a pop-up and popping up is getting hard too. Sounds like a fantastic trip Thanks for sharing the fun. Barb
    1698 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Awesome Blog!!! Sound Like the Whole Family had a Wonderful Fun Time on the Camping Trip. Love the Pictures. Thanks for sharing all of this with us.
    1698 days ago
    1698 days ago
    Wow - what a fabulous trip you had - the photos and comments were great! What a lovely way to spend time with your family.
    Thanks for sharing your precious memories with us!
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    1699 days ago
    Lovely and treasured memories to warm the cold nights - I too love to camp.
    1699 days ago
    Heyyyy!!! Isn't it swell to be Officially Old! I said I was Officially Old when I turned 50. People around me tried to deny it, and they STILL try to deny it, even though I am going to turn 72 a week from today.

    I can honestly say that it's much better to be Old than it was to be young. I far more prefer how I feel now than what I felt when I was 22 or 32.

    This doesn't mean I don't have heavy-duty problems. I'm a caregiver for a difficult man whom I love and who loves me. But even with all the downsides I find age far, far better than youth.

    Good for you! Enjoy your Official Old Age!
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    1699 days ago
    better than the alternative
    1699 days ago
    Sounds like you're doing just fine, especially for such an "old lady." You certainly outdo me by a long shot. You're as young today as you'll ever be....enjoy it....every day!

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    1699 days ago
  • FRANCO1230
    emoticon Looks like you had a FAB time!!!

    emoticon Had to add this in since you said you'd never turn down wine. A girl after my own heart! (Looks like they need to add a Wine Bottle to the 'Goodies' list.)
    1699 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/30/2013 5:01:15 PM
    Well, you are doing great for an old lady!!!
    1699 days ago
    I'm with GrayGranny - you're as old as you feel. My goodness, I cannot do as much as you can! Enjoyed your blog ... enjoy being a wise elder! Jackie O
    1699 days ago
    wondering if you are old, exactly what that makes me, but oh well, I feel like I am still a teenager, don't look like it, or walk like it all the time, (usually) but in my heart, I still am,
    loved your blog and your pictures/. and know you had a wonderful time.
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    1699 days ago
    Linda..........you silly goose!! you are only as old as you think you are. To hike over 30,000 a day.......WOW!!!!! girlfriend I would not be able to keep up with you. So glad you got away and enjoyed yourself. Loved the sotry and wonderful pics to go with it. Can I go camping with you sometime??
    1699 days ago
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