Mom is wanting to go to Charleston, where we used to live, to visit. While I would love to take her, the summer is NOT the time as today the heat index is 104! Mom had some of the best years of her life when we lived in South Carolina. What he said struck a chord with me...he said he wondered if Mom was wanting to go to Charleston as a "last trip" and then she would be able to "go home". Other than Parkinson's, and early signs of dementia, she is in pretty good physical health (heart, lungs, etc all check out fine). I do realize that when you are ready to go, and give up, then it just happens.
I plan on trying to find some time in a few months when the weather is better and try to take her. It will be an interesting trip to say the least!
In the years by husband had dementia, looking forward to the trip and looking at the pictures to relive it were every bit as meaningful to him as actually taking the trip!
Plan it well. For your mom...the planning will be at LEAST as much fun as the trip.