Guys and gals. keep in mind our comments are just our view of things. We'd never expect anyone else to want to do what we do.
Certainly no disrespect was intended at all. just because we don't wish to do as others do is just a fact, not disrespectful in any way. maybe pointing out that our parents have the rest of their lives set before them seems mean but it's true. Maybe they are 100% happy with the choices they have made maybe not. That is really non of our business. We don't go put them down, in fact we didn't here by pointing out the facts.
It may be that my comment about my daughter and her choice, different from her cruising parents, was misunderstood. She is thrilled with her independant choice as you should be with yours. The honor is in striking out for your own adventure and this is almost always exciting and different from from our parents. Others may choose as you, but the most dynamic choices will be a little different with each generation. These differences do not dishonor our parents. Take care and joy, Aythya crew