Ah, Boca Raton… the land of retired golfers, well-tipped pool boys, afternoon wine, and water aerobics. Miraculously only an hour north of Miami Beach lies the humid seaside town of Boca Raton, Florida… more famously known as the place where old people who feel like teenagers go to retire.
“Jessica, you have to tell me the truth… am I old? Like old old?” My under-60 year old dad asked on my most recent trip to the Land Before Time.
“Um… well… Okay- you’re not old. But you definitely aren’t young either?” I guessed. He laughed.
It’s easy to see how being in a place like Boca can make anyone feel older than they actually are. By day 2 of this trip I may or may not have felt some sympathy aches in my joints, decided my new role model is in her mid-70’s, and drank wine before a workout class. The retirement life is a good one, let me tell you.
But it made me ask- what in the world does every other teen or twenty- or thirty-something person do when visiting Boca? So I made a little list…