I've been bike riding both alone and with my girls lately. Although we like to take different routes, we somehow always end up riding past our neighborhoods quaint little nursing facility. It's set back on a wooded lot, and looks like an L shaped old farmhouse painted white with red trim. All the rooms are on the first floor so riding past affords you the opportunity to see the residents. You look through each window as you go by and although each room houses a different person, the view in each is the same....sadness. Every time I go past, they are just sitting there in a wheelchair or in their beds looking forlornly at a little TV or staring out the window. I really hope a nursing home isn't my 'last stop'. I'd hate to die in such a lonely place. I don't mind the thought of being alone when it happens, but I do mind the thought of it being in a place that just seems so....hopeless. I think I'd like to be looking out the window of my ocean side cottage watching the waves crash to shore as I take my last breath. What about you? Have you given any thought to your last stop? For those who hate long reads, sorry.