Death Valley is one of those tremendously beautiful destinations not many people put on their bucket lists. We mostly plan to visit the exotic destinations of the world, or the ancient cities of Europe, or we plan a vacation where there is sand, sea and waves, but a desert? not really.
I discovered that Death Valley is not just a vast expanse of desert sand stretching out mile after mile, it's an enormous conservation area in California, covering more than 5 000 square miles. I was totally amazed at the diversity of Death Valley National Park. I think what struck me most was the varied hues of the sand and rock formations. Some of the colors have yet to be named – and then there's varied shades of that color to add to the beauty.
I think the silence is what's so astounding, you can literally stand and "listen" to it, if you can stand in the heat long enough! It's hot, very hot! and makes one realize that no one could ever tame this desert region; it will always belong to the elements.
Plan a trip there and let us know what you think of Death Valley as a vacation destination.
Rio de Janeiro must be one of the most spectacular cities in the world to visit! There is never a dull moment in this vibrant city, which is commonly known as “Rio”. It’s the second largest city in Brazil and probably the best known to the world. The statue of Christ the Redeemer, overlooking Sugar Loaf Mountain is an icon of Rio recognized by thousands of people even if they have never set foot in Brazil before.
I would love to hear your views about retirees having hobbies – is it a good thing or is it overrated? I tend to think that busy people are mostly happy people regardless of their age. Being able to pass the time of day pleasurably instead of entertaining boredom is a far better option. Hobbies are a wonderful way of meeting new friends who have the same interests as it brings a new dimension into one’s life.
Maybe it’s not a bad idea to begin a hobby that you really enjoy while you are middle aged then you will have something to look forward to doing once you have retired. I’m thinking of arts and crafts like model-building, painting, beadwork, or anything else that takes your fancy. Sport is also very nice like fishing, tennis and so on. I am actually making myself look forward to retiring!