We have vacationed with our friends Gordon and Christa for almost twenty-five years. During that time, we never gave much thought to the division of responsibility among the four of us for planning and carrying out our trips. We would agree on a destination and later get together with maps and calendars over a glass of wine to work out the details.
But on our recent trip to Argentina, Christa and I noticed that we wives were taking a bit more of the lead in the planning and execution of our trip than in the past. She and I agreed that the almost-ten-year age difference between our husbands and us is beginning to make a difference.
Christa and I know that we are lucky to have long and happy marriages. We are glad to take on more as the years go by. However, the odds are that we will outlive our spouses.
And then, who will take care of us?