With my mother's improvements, my parents are actually thinking about taking a trip. My father turned 75 last year, and for his birthday my wife and I gave him a trip to anywhere he wanted to go. (And of course, if he wants to take my mother along, that's fine also. ) The idea got put on hold when my mother's cancer came back last fall. And since then things have been pretty dicey.
But now he's actually wondering about them taking a trip together. He's keen on seeing Alaska (which I loved when I visited) and my mother is more interested in going to Provence in France. Either trip could have its complications with my mother's health.
I hope this gives them something to look forward to and think about.
And I hope it's Alaska.