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 - 1:17pm

Greeneyes2013 wrote:
  First, I don't see where PKA ever said she thinks Disneyworld is just the same...as Disneyland.</p><p>Second, if we are going to get picky about things, it's not "Disneyworld," it's Walt Disney World. <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-tongue-out.gif" alt="Tongue Out" title="Tongue Out" border="0" /> I know a lot of people who work there or have worked there, and it's a common complaint I've heard from them.</p>

If that's a common complaint, I imagine they have very easy lives.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:14pm

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.

First, I don't see where PKA ever said she thinks Disneyworld is just the same...as Disneyland.

Second, if we are going to get picky about things, it's not "Disneyworld," it's Walt Disney World. Tongue Out I know a lot of people who work there or have worked there, and it's a common complaint I've heard from them.

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

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:13pm

geschichtsgal wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">cruisingchick20111</em> wrote:</div>Thardy...kids love the active vacations, parents mostly (not all) like the more relaxing ones. lol.</blockquote></p><p><span>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.</span></p>

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

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:09pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
Bigger but DIFFERENT Bord. More options, more parks, different types of attractions than Disneyland.

Isn't that kind of what she was getting at?


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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:09pm

bordwithyou wrote:
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.

Great suggestions.  Thanks.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:09pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
More specific how PKA? You are claiming I have incorrect info. How so?

You have had a lot of incorrect information in this thread, what specific comment are you asking about?  Please quote.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:07pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
  Basically I did a bit of research on the web before going to many places to gage exactly what you described earlier in knowing your kids limitation.  Ime, most well behaved respectful children are welcome most places, we saw children of all ages wherever we were.  </span></p>

OK.  Thanks.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:07pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
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.

I don't know, I haven't compared them to other states. Traditional schools in this area go back to school anytime from mid August to after Labor Day.  Year round schools have sliding dates.  Our vacation times are tied to our schedules, not the schedules of the school kids in the destination we are going.

PumpkinAngel

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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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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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