I don't have friends or family who share my interest either
(it really would've been nice to share the fun, & exchange opinions with even one
friend or family member).
I've gotten the feeling that most people don't really know what Adventure Games are... that when they hear "video/computer games", they think solely of 'shooters'.
I've never minded elbowing my way amongst the (mostly younger) game shoppers, 'tho I mostly buy online now. I remember when I was in my 20s, I was always impressed when I saw people who were my parents' age doing things & going places that were typically frequented by younger people. Today, I'd bet that they
are just as (positively) impressed by me... hoping that when they get to be my age, they'll be as young-at-heart as 'that ol' lady'
Happily, I found this
worldwide community of my game-loving peers
... so, no more loneliness.