Upon his retirement 14 years ago, Robert Bonner and his wife, Hazel, took off. We finally had time to travel, she says. We had read about all these places and wanted to see them for ourselves. Their first trip was to the Alpine country, including Germany and Switzerland. Since then, they have traveled to 76 countries, and they look forward to visiting many more.

Fox Run

From Alaska to Argentina, there are few destinations Carolyn and Ray Bradley haven t visited.On safari in South Africa s Kruger National Park, they slept in a wood hut and saw every animal possible except a white rhinoceros, says Mrs. Bradley. One night a baboon banged on their door in a futile effort to get inside. That s an experience you never expect to have! she says.

Ashby Ponds

In less than 18 months, Ashby Ponds has become home to more than 500 people.Today 500 people live there. (Above photo by Jason Conners, File photos)"][/caption] This is a huge milestone, says Executive Director David Gallagher.

Brooksby Village

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Fox Run

Every March 19, the swallows return to California s Mission San Juan Capistrano. And not long after, the swans return to Fox Run in Novi.

Maris Grove

Earlier this year, 13 women from Maris Grove took the trip of a lifetime a two-week excursion to Egypt. [caption id="attachment_11678" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Some of the 13 Maris Grove residents who went on the Egypt trip gathered around Basim Samir (center), their Egy


Carolyn Denton doesn t claim to be a gardener. In fact, she refers to herself as having a brown thumb. But that hasn t lessened her love of the outdoors.

Linden Ponds

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Linden Ponds

[caption id="attachment_11690" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Elizabeth Sherrill finds shade beside one of the pyramids of Giza in Egypt.