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Old Goats September 26, 2015

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke, Travel & Leisure.

A group of Americans were traveling by tour bus through Switzerland.  At a cheese farm, a young guide led them through the process of cheese making, explaining that goat’s milk was used.


She showed the group a lovely hillside where many goats were grazing.

“These,” she explained, “are the older goats put out to pasture when they no longer produce.”


She then asked, “What do you do in America with your old goats?”

A spry old gentleman answered, “They send us on bus tours!”

Aah . . . that’s better!

Source:  e-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.)



1. Val Boyko - September 26, 2015

They do indeed! 😄

nrhatch - September 26, 2015

Like much of life, travel fills the dash between arrival and departure. It’s a distraction from the mundane for many.

And a reminder to be mindful for others. _/!\_

2. Don - September 26, 2015

Wonderful Nancy. Had a good laugh. 🙂

nrhatch - September 26, 2015

For me, success in life is not about accumulating money, awards or acclaim . . . it’s about hanging on to my sense of humor! :mrgreen:

A day without laughter is dark indeed.

3. anotherday2paradise - September 26, 2015

Hahaha. Love it. 🙂

nrhatch - September 26, 2015

Glad you enjoyed, Sylvia.

4. Grannymar - September 26, 2015

I love it!

nrhatch - September 26, 2015

Glad you enjoyed, GM. And glad to SEE you out and about again.

5. Carol Ferenc - September 26, 2015

I see a bus tour in my future 🙂

nrhatch - September 26, 2015

I found this comment in the SPAM folder & released it. You are now free to move about the cabin.

6. Carol Ferenc - September 26, 2015

I see a bus tour in my future!

nrhatch - September 26, 2015

I could dive headfirst into that fondue!

Carol Ferenc - September 27, 2015

Oh, yeah!

nrhatch - September 28, 2015

Fondue and Welsh Rarebit are “stick to your ribs” cool weather fare.

7. Jill Weatherholt - September 26, 2015

I thought they bused them all to Florida. 🙂 Love it, Nancy!

nrhatch - September 26, 2015

Haha! We played tourist today and didn’t bump into any busloads of seniors . . . but maybe they were all at the casino! :mrgreen:

Jill Weatherholt - September 26, 2015

Or at Publix. 🙂

nrhatch - September 27, 2015

Sometimes Publix is mobbed with gray hairs!

Pix Under the Oaks - September 28, 2015

I love the Publix! But only in Venice, Florida… I think 😀

nrhatch - September 28, 2015

Publix is my favorite store these days ~ clean, friendly people, and lots of BOGO’s!

8. colonialist - September 26, 2015

They stay horny, too!

nrhatch - September 26, 2015

That’s baaa’d, Col.

9. Patricia - September 26, 2015

I think most of our old goats are still pretty productive.

nrhatch - September 26, 2015

Except for the ones out on the golf course. 😉

Patricia - September 26, 2015

well, they are getting exercise.

nrhatch - September 27, 2015

Yup. They’re Sweatin’ With The Oldies! 😛

10. Behind the Story - September 28, 2015

So true. Bus tours or cruises.

nrhatch - September 28, 2015

It’s a great way to see the sites, especially for solo travelers who want some comrades in arms.

11. Pix Under the Oaks - September 28, 2015

Haha! CH’s Mom does those. You couldn’t pay me enough to get on one of those bus tours! The Mama has tried to get us to go with her!

nrhatch - September 28, 2015

I would take a bus tour to travel in a country where English was not the #1 language and also if I wanted to travel alone and also if I wanted to get an overview of the “main sites” in big cities.

I would not take a bus tour to travel to Gatlinburg, Dollywood, or Graceland. 😛

Pix Under the Oaks - September 28, 2015

Loved the short bit of bus tour in the movie Under the Tuscan Sun… 😀 I was all HAPPY when she found her house from the bus window!

nrhatch - September 28, 2015

It’s been awhile since I read the book and saw the movie, but buses have BIG windows and often “shed light” on what we’re looking for.

Bus tours are great for people who don’t want to navigate from Point A to Point B ~ they can kick back, relax, and enjoy the scenery with no decisions about where and when to stop. But you lose the spontaneity of deciding to STOP whenever an intriguing sight appears on the horizon. (And sometimes it might feel like you’re being “herded”).

I went on a bus tour at 17 to France with the French Club. It was great having tour guides to handle all the details while I imbibed WINE. A few years later, I went to St. Thomas by myself and loved knowing every day was MINE to plan. How we choose to go depends on where we are going.

12. L. Marie - September 28, 2015

Ha ha! I was waiting for that punchline! 😀

nrhatch - September 28, 2015

Hi Linda! Hope you had a happy week end.

13. livelytwist - September 28, 2015

Nancy!!! NO!!! XD
Like his sense of humour though XD

nrhatch - September 28, 2015

A sense of humor keeps us afloat ~> a real life preserver!

14. diannegray - September 28, 2015

LOL! so true 😀

nrhatch - September 29, 2015

Just hop on the bus, Gus!

15. BunKaryudo - September 29, 2015

I like it. I think some of them may also go into politics, though.

nrhatch - September 29, 2015

Yes! And for all the wrong reasons . . .

BunKaryudo - September 29, 2015

Very true.

16. beeblu - September 29, 2015

I’m distracted by that cheese fondue – nom, nom. When I was a teenager, we had a lot of cheese fondue parties – a base of dry white wine, a shot of kirschwasser, half grated Gruyere, half grated Emmenthaler. And forfeits a la ‘Asterix in Switzerland’ if you lost your bread in the pot. 😎

nrhatch - September 29, 2015

That sounds like mom’s recipe, BB ~ a mix of cheeses, including Gruyere and Emmenthaler, and always finished with a shot of kirsch.

Et voila! C’est magnifique!

17. Debra - September 30, 2015

This really made me laugh! I’ve been looking at a city (local) catalog of senior citizen bus tours that came in the mail just this week. It looked like fun, and then I thought of the implication. I suppose I’m afraid of being labeled an old goat. 🙂

nrhatch - September 30, 2015

Go for it! You’re not an old goat . . . you’re just a kid!

18. Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes - September 30, 2015

As usual, you’re making me sit here with a grin on my face 🙂

nrhatch - September 30, 2015

Yay! Grin away.

19. Tiny - October 2, 2015

Haha.At least the old goat was honest.

nrhatch - October 3, 2015

His sense of humor will keep him young-er.

20. Tammy - October 4, 2015

It appears that you’re edging into a stand up routine Nancy.

nrhatch - October 4, 2015

Or at least remembering to laugh.
Every day.
No matter what. :mrgreen:

21. jannatwrites - November 17, 2015

Haha, great response! I don’t know, the bus tour doesn’t seem bad to me 🙂

nrhatch - November 17, 2015

Yes! The change of scenery feeds our curiosity.

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