Multi-family vacations

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Multi-family vacations
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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 10:22am
Either when all related or not.

Yeah or nay?

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Fri, 06-17-2011 - 7:19am

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Fri, 06-17-2011 - 7:32am

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Fri, 06-17-2011 - 8:09am

before husbbands and before families i went on vacation with a group of friends, about 4 of us girls and we met up with guys down there too.

 

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Fri, 06-17-2011 - 11:48am
We went on a boat trip with two single friends and one other couple when we were in college. It was really a lot of fun. Now that we all have kids (minus one of the single guys we haven't seen in a while), I think it would be fun to do the same trip again-- once the kids get a little bit older though.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 06-17-2011 - 1:36pm
My family has done this for every year for over 20 years. It does take a lot of planning. We have a different sibling (there are 6 of us) organize each year. They ask a few basic questions, but we kind of agree to be flexible and let the planner take charge. The planning starts at the end of each vacation for the next year. We usually rent a big house (vrbo.com), so everyone has their own room and bathroom.

We assign a different family to dinner each evening - either make dinner or buy dinner, order pizza. Keeps the costs down. We go our own way during the day - dinner is family time. At dinner, we chat about what we're doing the next day, and some families might pair up, but we don't attempt to get everyone interested in the same thing every day. A couple of my siblings are empty nesters, and one has a 3 yo only child, so our interests vary a lot.

I'm a yeah!
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Registered: 03-29-1999
Sat, 06-18-2011 - 1:51pm
Yeah most of the time.

We've done this a few times. Many years ago, we took two trips with my brother's family. My DH and brother "hunted" and cooked dinner every night (by hunted, I mean, searched out fish markets, butchers, etc.). We pretty much went our seperate ways during the day, but had dinner and evening time together. The first trip, we were childless and they had two small kids, so DH watched them one day so brother and SIL could spend the day seeing sites.

Last year, my niece in CO got married. My brother rented a large house and we had a total of 15 people in attendences, including my 87 yo father. Plus my sister who lives there and her family were around when they weren't busy with wedding stuff. It turned out very well. The house was three floors. You entered on the top floor which was the living room/kitchen and one bedroom. This worked for Dad who can't do steps. The next level down was three bedrooms that worked for the couples. The bottom level was a giant family room and bedroom that worked for the kids (six girls, ages 10 - 25 LOL). Sometimes we did stuff together, sometimes seperately. It was all very flexible.

Having the right living situation and an open mind is the key.
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Registered: 02-04-2009
Sat, 06-18-2011 - 2:04pm

Sure.

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Registered: 03-27-2000
Mon, 06-20-2011 - 1:45pm

Depends.

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