I agree with Donna D. In an area where the fastest growing population are people 80+, I just keep telling myself that I cannot end up like them, an old lady with a cat or 12 cats worse yet. It has nothing to do so much with "cats" since I do like them but as partners for conversation, they are lacking.
I worked in an office of an RV maker and a man in his early 80's came in to order a unit (we did custom) because he was a retired contractor and wanted to travel, fixing up churches and in exchange he would get a free site. His children contacted the owner of the business more than once telling him not to sell a unit to the older man. The owner, a 70 year old man, worked with the older man to get the least amount of size for his needs and one day, the man came and took to the road. We heard from him from time to time and only once was there a problem where he sort of stuck his slide into an embankment but they talked him through it. Sadly, I remember my Grandma talking about how much she always wanted to travel but did not get the chance so I have already did some traveling in her memory but I bet she would want to go a lot more places! I greatly enjoy the company of much older folk because I have learned so much from them in every way possible.