Mundane Monday

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Mundane Monday
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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 9:22am

Welcome to a new week :)

1. Has spring "sprung" by you yet?

2. What are you wearing today?

3. Do you make a special menu for Easter (if you celebrate it)? 

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:38pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">savcal2011</em> wrote:</div>  My kids don't get to "say" where we go. They have input. Their opinions are considered and give considerable weight. But it is, ultimately dh's and my decision, since we are paying.      However, we've all been in pretty close agreement on our vacations, so it's never been an issue.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>That wouldn't work for us.  DH and I are history buffs and took them to a few places they would not <em>choose</em> over Disneyworld or Atlantis, for instance.  They've enjoyed it, but their 1st choices haven't changed.  They still prefer DW and Atlantis which we've visited several times.  Even my oldest would still prefer an active vacation.  </p>

 

Huh????

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:37pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<But to answer your question...of course not, what child/teenager sees eye to eye with their parents 24/7/365 growing up?  Really, why are you bringing my mother into this debate?  How rude, again.</p>

The Girl quit seeing eye-to-eye with me about 2 inches ago.  Darn her!

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:35pm

I highly reccommend reading "Inside the Mouse" about people who work at WDW.. FASCINATING...

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:35pm

bordwithyou wrote:
Yes, Cruise, I don't know how many ways I can tell you that everyone in my family understands that Disneyworld is different from Disneyland. Really. We can see the same websites and the same travel brochures and read the same guidebooks as everyone else.

I believe Cruise thinks the families who don't want to go to Disney misunderstand it's awesomeness and would go do what she does if they only knew everything about it like she does.  It's that whole thing of not understanding that differences are beautiful again.

 Cruise, I am really really sure the the parents and children who aren't interested in going to DWorld 1. Understand that DWorld is bigger and has more things in it including attractions/rides etc than Dland.  2.  Understand that more things are DIFFERENT things and not just 16 Space Mountains over a larger area of real estate.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:34pm

bordwithyou wrote:
My kids really enjoyed Belgium. It's pretty laid back compared to lots of areas of Europe. They have Nutella at the hotel breakfast spreads! They liked exploring lots of little specialty museums and taking canal cruises, going through old windmills, and riding bikes. They could go a long way because the terrain is so flat, so often on weekends we would rent bikes, pack a picnic lunch, ride ten-fifteen miles into the countryside, eat in some 13th century church courtyard, explore the little town, and ride back to the city. Bruges is our favorite place to base ourselves. Full of art, culture, history, but also child-friendly with its many parks and canals.

Active and history combined!

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:33pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>  Why wouldn't a history vacation be an active vacation?  It has been for us, we tend to do history on every trip because we also like history.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>You don't understand the difference?   I thought the difference was obvious.</p>

No, I don't...that's why I asked.  I'm curious as to why you assume history isn't active, please explain.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:23pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
That stinks PKA but don't your schools start earlier than many other schools in the country? We are about the latest I have heard which makes it easier to travel at that time because there are less kids out of school traveling.

It would make it easier to travel at the end of August.  But all the people who get out early get it easier to travel and take a vacation in the middle to end of May.  The state of Michigan's school also don't start until after Labor Day.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:23pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
I agree Geschichtsgal that not ALL people enjoy relaxing vacations and some like more activity. I think "most" (if I am allowed to say that) people take vacations to relax and have down-time from work and regular life though. Kids IMO ALWAYS love to be active and you don't really see young ones (not teenagers, who yes, would be sunning on the beach or by the pool) just sitting around. As kids we always wanted to do things. We wanted to go in the pool but swim, not just sit and sun lol. My kids are always on the go.

The goal of our more recent vacation wasn't to relax, our goal in vacation is usually to see something, to do something specific.  We pick places for a purpose, for an attraction or activity.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:20pm

bordwithyou wrote:
PKA and I have similar experiences when we travel as a family, and our vacations tend to be a combination of active kinds of things and history sites. For instance, one year we vacationed in Savannah and tended to spend the mornings touring historic sites and the afternoons on the beach on Tybee Island or going on dolphin watching cruises and stuff. Trying to create a balance so everyone had some fun over the course of a day, or at least every other day.

Yes, well said.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:20pm

<p>If that's a common complaint, I imagine they have very easy lives.</p>[/quote]

Did I really need to add "about the name of their company?" Oy. 

Shaking my head at the things grown women get their panties in a wad about.

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