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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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 12:57pm
Actually, if you are going when your kids are high school age, I don't think you need to do any special planning that would be "for kids." Just like adults, I would take their interests in mind, that is if you have one who is interested in music I would go to Salzburg and if one is interested in sports make sure to work in a football match. I would also insist my kid tour a concentration camp even if they were not particularly interested, unless you have one who would be unduly scarred by the experience.
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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 12:57pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div> What ages are your children so that I can compare, mine are both in high school.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>We're looking at going when they are of high school age. </p>

Then it would depend on the interests of the family.  I'm not quite sure what you are asking me to do here, take the place of doing research and/or a travel agent?

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 12:57pm
But your schools go back earlier than many other states PKA, correct? If there are only a few schools that are still closed a couple of weeks more than others, it is common sense to know that there will be less kids going on vacations at that time.
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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 12:58pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
Incorrect info PKA? How so? Again, when you think that Disneyworld is just the same rides and attractions as Disneyland, I can see why the kids would not be interested.

Can you be more specific, you have been incorrect about many topics in this thread and if you refuse to quote, it's hard to pin point why.  Where on earth did I say that they were just the same?  Please don't venture into fiction again, lol.


PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:01pm
More specific how PKA? You are claiming I have incorrect info. How so?
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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:02pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
Thardy...kids love the active vacations, parents mostly (not all) like the more relaxing ones. lol.

I don't know about that.  My parents were never really into relaxing vacations.  They took us all over the place to see lots of things.  I'm sure when my sister and I were teenagers there were some trips where we would have preferred to just lay on the beach every day.  Although, I did enjoy all of our vacations-- activity and all.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:02pm
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.
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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:04pm
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.
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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:05pm

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.

Sounds lovely!  I would like to do all of these things. 

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:06pm
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.

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