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: 09-01-2002
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:58pm

geschichtsgal wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>Laying on the beach may be a novelty to children without easy access to a beach.</blockquote></p><p>My kids love the beach, but they are really little.  It's not really a relaxing vacation at this point with their ages.  If we lived closer, it might be different.  And they are definitely active at the beach!</p>

??   You volunteered how you and your sister would've preferred lying on the beach, inactive type vacations when with your parents.  Nothing about your children.  I would hope children are active at the beach and pool.

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:55pm

bordwithyou wrote:
My husband and I are planning on driving the Trans-Canada highway this summer, with a four day stay on Victoria Island at the end.  First vacation without kids in 21 years.  Not even quite kid-free because the younger one is going to fly up to Calgary and meet us in Banff National Park for five days 2/3 of the way through.

After my sister and I were out of the house, my parents did a road trip from Ocean City, MD to San Francisco, CA all on old Rt. 50.  They had a ton of fun.

I loved Banff when we visited.  It's so beautiful up there.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:55pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">Greeneyes2013</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;If that's a common complaint, I imagine they have very easy lives.&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;</blockquote>&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Did I really need to add "about the name of their company?" Oy.  &lt;/p&gt;
</p><p>No.</p>[/quote]

So then it was just sarcasm for its own sake? There was no "wink" so I didn't assume it was meant to be funny.

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

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:53pm

thardy2001 wrote:
That's kind of where DH and I "are" ~ we've been to parts of Europe.  Not Germany and Belguim though.  The castle sounds nice.  Any suggestions in Belgium would be helpful.  Again, without getting specific about when my kids are PKA's kids' ages.

Also, I can highly recommend Cologne (beautiful cathedral, good shopping), Munich (several beautiful cathedrals, museums, famous historical buildings, beautiful city parks, close to castles, Dachau, etc.), and Berlin (the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, great museums).  I lived in Munich for a couple of months, so I can probably answer questions if you have them.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:53pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">savcal2011</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;pumpkinangel&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;Oh, we couldn't go then....fall sports practices in high school start at least a week before school starts if not two sometimes.  &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;We probably won't be doing a family vacation for quite some time.  The Kids have to be back at least 2.5 weeks before school starts for band camp.  and they leave to be with their dad about a week after school is out. If they do 4-6 weeks with him, that leaves not much summer to do a vacation.  :(    But I guess Germany will be a vacation for them.  And dh and I will just have to do something without them.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>My husband and I are planning on driving the Trans-Canada highway this summer, with a four day stay on Victoria Island at the end.  First vacation without kids in 21 years.  Not even quite kid-free because the younger one is going to fly up to Calgary and meet us in Banff National Park for five days 2/3 of the way through.</p>

 

victoria is beautiful!

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:50pm

BeaArthurisMyReligion wrote:
<p>I highly reccommend reading "Inside the Mouse" about people who work at WDW.. FASCINATING...</p>

BEA, I have a friend who is a Disney travel consultant.  She and her family go 2-3 x a year (she goes even more than that).  She's an engineer by training and her dream was to be an Imagineer at Disney.    That didn't pan out (fell in love, kids, etc) and she's happy with her life now. She's on the Board for our children's museum - in fact, she was one of the founding mothers - and cried t the opening because it felt like she'd not just reached her dream of being an Imagineer, but that she'd imagined, and seen to fruition, en entire museum dedicted to "Play to learn" for kids.    You would love her.

Note:  WDW, I believe, not Disneyland. Although I think she's done the latter too.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:49pm

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

We went to most of the big historical sites in VA and PA and many other states when I was a kid.  It was very active.  Most of them have fun activities for kids to do, and they all involve a ton of walking and exploring.  I definitely would consider a vacation like that active.  I can't wait until my kids get a little bit older, so we can go to those sites and the kids will get something out of them.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:48pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>Oh, we couldn't go then....fall sports practices in high school start at least a week before school starts if not two sometimes.  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p> </p><p>We probably won't be doing a family vacation for quite some time.  The Kids have to be back at least 2.5 weeks before school starts for band camp.  and they leave to be with their dad about a week after school is out. If they do 4-6 weeks with him, that leaves not much summer to do a vacation.  :(    But I guess Germany will be a vacation for them.  And dh and I will just have to do something without them.</p>

My husband and I are planning on driving the Trans-Canada highway this summer, with a four day stay on Victoria Island at the end.  First vacation without kids in 21 years.  Not even quite kid-free because the younger one is going to fly up to Calgary and meet us in Banff National Park for five days 2/3 of the way through.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:47pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">lauren1063</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;I will never see eye-to-eye with my mother.  I'm 5'1 and she's 5'8". &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Why are we talking about our mothers?  I didn't see eye to eye with Mom on a number of issues.  For one thing, she was a lifelong Republican.  I am.....not.  She liked fried chicken livers.  Even tried to make me eat them on a number of occasions.  It never worked.  But we loved each other like crazy and there's hardly a day that goes by that I don't miss her.  Is it supposed to be a tragedy now if you don't see eye-to-eye with your mother about everything?</p>

 

I don't know, really.


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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:47pm

thardy2001 wrote:
Laying on the beach may be a novelty to children without easy access to a beach.

My kids love the beach, but they are really little.  It's not really a relaxing vacation at this point with their ages.  If we lived closer, it might be different.  And they are definitely active at the beach!

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