Since our children were born, parents of older kids told me “Enjoy it while you can because time goes so fast.”

At the time, as a sleep-deprived young Mom, it was the last thing I wanted to hear; yet I now realize how true it is. I am more aware, with each passing day, that as our children get older both the days and the seasons fly by faster. It feels like I was just writing last winter’s Publisher’s Note, and here we are again!

Being mindful of how fast time goes, we felt it was important to take advantage of our time together, and we embarked on a trip of a lifetime to Greece in September.  Our girls – aged 11 and 8 – missed the first two weeks of school and joined us, along with my husband’s parents and sister, to explore three Greek Islands, as well as Athens. Intergenerational travel is something we had never experienced, and we had a fantastic time making memories in another country while enjoying another culture. There were lots of laughs, a few tears, and some learning curves, but mostly just fun!

This issue marks our 4th anniversary of publishing Grey-Bruce Boomers. With 17 issues under our belt, there still seems to be no shortage of topics that are important to adults 50+. There are many things you’re thinking about, struggling with, and wanting a local expert’s opinion on. We hope to have achieved this again in this issue by covering topics such as low vision and eye health, how to pack a capsule wardrobe for this year’s winter vacation, local gem Stoney Island near Kincardine, and the Bucket List travel feature, which follows a local couple on a whirlwind, 111-day trip around the world.

Thank you for your continued support of Grey-Bruce Boomers magazine. We are so very proud to be the only local magazine dedicated to adults 50+ in Grey and Bruce counties.

Happy winter!

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