My mother would probably hate me for referring to her as elderly and to be truthful it feels sort of disloyal to admit her age, but she is north of 70 and despite her 20 year old drive to go, go, go, the hips just don't work as well as they once did. She is slowing down and when we travel together I. HAVE. TO. SLOW. DOWN.
This is not always easy as my travel norms require a lot of energy. My husband is notorious for parking the car far away so we can park for free or for less. We NEVER stay right downtown and it is common for us to walk all day long, resting only at meal or snack times. Traveling with my mom required a new strategy if we were both going to have an enjoyable trip, so the following are a few tips I learned as we toured Colmar and Strasbourg, France