Are you ready to find out how you can win? … CONTINUE READING >>
Going Gypsy: One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All
Coming on February 3rd from Skyhorse Publishing!
It’s DAYS away from the release of Going Gypsy and we’re so excited (and nervous)!
We are indescribably grateful to the wonderful people who have given us their congratulations – cheered us on – and offered help in getting the word out.
This means the world to us.
Would YOU like to help too?
There are so many really easy things you can do! Read on to find out how easy we’ve made it for you!
Piles of throw-away snapshots that you can’t bear to throw away. Before digital cameras, our generation put every picture — no matter how bad — into a photo album. After all, they were precious – and we shelled out big bucks to have them developed.
Then there are the CLASSICS. The ones you should have thrown away, but instead you frame them. This one is ours.
Think about it, we thought we were sitting for a lovely family portrait. Clearly, all heck is breaking loose and none of us could… CONTINUE READING >>
Are YOU a big audio book fan?
Do you prefer to “read” as you are relaxing in the tub, on your morning commute, working out, hanging dry wall, psyching yourself up before winning an Olympic gold medal, walking your dog, or avoiding awkward questions at family gatherings?
If this sounds like YOU, then download Going Gypsy from Audible.com now!
A BIG hearty GypsyNester thank you hug to these wonderful publications!
Sea Views Magazine asked us,
“How Will Baby Boomers Travel in 2015?”
You should check it out, we sound incredibly smart!
How McCool are we? Charles McCool (we’re pretty sure that’s his real name!)
asked us questions and we spilled secrets!
Read it here.
|Click here to see more interviews and fun! We are so thankful!|
We’ve fully handed over the Christmas planning process over to our adult daughters, led by The Piglet. We’re in full tell-us-where-and-when-to-show-up mode.
Don’t get us wrong, we feel comfy in The Piglet’s very capable hands, but it is weird. We hardly know what to do with… CONTINUE READING >>
About how enormously thankful we are that they have chosen to read our book and share their thoughts.
But we can’t find the words to properly express the way we feel and, if you know us at all, you know that we have to be truly honored to be at a loss for words (we’re impossible to shut up!).
“Warm, funny, clever, and inspiring—makes you see the fun in… CONTINUE READING >>
We wanted to see if anyone else was looking at this the same way that we were. With a feeling of “isn’t it great that the kids have moved out, and we’ll have life to ourselves again?” To be untethered and free. To wander the globe. To be GypsyNesters instead of empty-nesters.
But no, just about everything we could find was lamenting how terrible it is that the kids aren’t around anymore. Even worse, the biggest item on the first page we clicked into was an enormous ad for an… CONTINUE READING >>
We had heard about the veil that hangs over the city, we were pleasantly surprised at the beautiful blue day ahead of us.
Reaching the cliffs, the first thing we noticed was not the view, but the … CONTINUE READING >>
After that it gets a little curious. Fifty-five? Well, people have lived to 110, so let’s call the late fifties the absolute top side of middle age.
If someone sixty-plus is going around claiming to be middle aged, basically they are declaring… CONTINUE READING >>
But I wasn’t sure that a women’s retreat was right for me.
The lessons that I learned were completely unexpected… CONTINUE READING >>
As men, we see those images too, and have been persuaded — no, programmed — into thinking that we all want supermodels who think about nothing more than fun times and a lot of beer. Well, I have two things to say about that:
First… CONTINUE READING >>
As a matter of fact, we’re SO excited that we’re giving away 50 dollars of gift card goodness!
<–Yep! That’s an eBook too!
We can’t tell anyone how to do this — everyone’s different and Lord knows we made our share of mistakes along the way — but we can offer an insight that we’ve gained through our own offspring’s transitions from childhood to adulthood.
Don’t give kids everything they want, just everything they need.
A whole lot of what they want is stupid crap and… CONTINUE READING >>
While the Boomeranger comes home to rely on its host for room, board and Mama’s cooking, the Parasite will eventually kill its host — latching on and sucking dry retirement savings while out living on its own. Long distance leeching, in a manner of speaking.
In generations past only rich kids that acted this way. We are now seeing a new breed –the middle class Parasite Kid. These… CONTINUE READING >>
The emotions of leaving a place that has been home for many years — along with that elephant in the room, aging — are heavy burdens.
We have recently assisted with three moves with varying degrees of success, and have… CONTINUE READING >>
We’ve received yet another wonderful surprise from our publisher – Skyhorse! We had no idea this was coming!
We are so honored that the incredibly talented Danielle Ceccolini agreed to lend her original work to our book jacket – look what she has created for us!
We feel beyond blessed that someone of Ms. Ceccolini’s caliber could take our goofy little sleep-deprived, airplane-napkin doodle and turn it into… CONTINUE READING to see it in its full glory! >>
We’re popping up in some fun places around the web these days! Thanks to all for putting up with our shenanigans!
|Remember our American Founding Cities Live-Blog? Amtrak reported on it too!||Complete Senior profiled us in their magazine just yesterday – we are so honored!|
Want a good belly laugh? Listen in while we’re interviewed by Australian funny man Steve Collins of Radio Roaming!
|We were also interviewed for Travel Writing 2.0! Read our discussion about writing, travel and the things we’ve learned along the way!|
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Snow Plow Parents
Like the snow removal apparatus, a Snow Plow Parent will be sure to… CONTINUE READING >>
We’re pretty much together 24/7 and it’s seldom a problem with us.
We work hard on keeping our relationship fresh (to varying degrees, of course!) and continue to try new things together.
But sometimes a girl… CONTINUE READING >>
Honestly, David (we’ll call him The Beanpole) wouldn’t have made it through otherwise.
It still strikes us strange that The Beanpole, who by that time had appeared on stage in front of hundreds of thousands of people as a musician, could be so nervous.
<–Just look at the body language! Have you EVER seen a more uncomfortable groom? Sheesh.
Our ideal wedding was… CONTINUE READING >>