May 14, 2005

Boomer Women Speak (and they travel a lot, too)

I'm the Featured Author for the month of May at, a wonderful online community for women. A warm thank-you to Dotsie Bregel, the site's founder and editor, for inviting me.

We're talking travel over there, and we're having great fun. Pop over and join us. Anyone can read the thread and, if you'd like to join the discussion, just register and you're in.

We're just two weeks into our chat, and I'm amazed by the number of directions our discussion has taken. From pepper spray to homeschooling to horse meat to topless Cote d'Azur waitresses to the free-roaming buffalo of South Dakota's Custer State Park (above). We've broached such subjects as domestic violence, the Hawaii Ironman, duct tape, the price of gas, and a nifty tool, Car-i-Okie, which helps keep kids and their adults sane and entertained on long road trips.

We've been to Finland, Monaco, Istanbul, Budapest, Japan, Cap d'Antibes and New Hampshire's Castle in the Clouds. We've talked about airboat rides through the Everglades in Kissimmee, Florida, villa rentals, the merits of KOA Kamping Kabins and long retreats at a monastery in Pecos, New Mexico.

Boomer women speak. And they have a lot to say.

Add Ribbons of Highway: A Mother-Child Journey Across America to your summer reading list.