I just finished reading Scribbit’s post about family vacations. It was a perfect post to me. And it’s got me all psyched up! (yeah, you might want to go read it before we go on…I’ll wait…)
When I was little we had fun family vacations. We flew to Minnesota. We drove to California. We’ve done road trips from Georgia to New York to Michigan. We did Disney. We’ve ridden bikes through old railway tunnels. We went snowmobiling in Colorado. We’ve eaten dinner in a yurt. We camped on Virginia Beach and the Kentucky Horse parks. We’ve even gone to family camps and conferences for vacation.
Family vacations, to me are all about bonding. We go on vacations to get closer to each other. As much as I love my friends and wanted to be with them (even as a teenager), I looked forward to vacations because they were our special time to be together as a family. We laughed, played games, did things we’d never done before and learned to love each other more.
Les and I are planning a vacation now for just the 3 of us. We’ve been on a cruise & to Missouri with my family, we went to the beach with Les’ fam, but we want to go on our first “family vacation”! I want Lydia to grow up remembering the fun times we made for our family. I want her to know that we took time off of work & commitments, spent extra money and planned a special trip just for our family. I want our children (one day) to be best friends and enjoy spending 12 hours in a car together (ok, that might be a stretch!). I want every vacation to be a celebration of our family!
I say all that to say…what should we do on our first family vacation? We want to go in the next few months. I know there’s Disney, a cruise or just the beach, but unbelievably, we’ve done ALL those since Lydia’s was born! I’m not remotely complaining. I’m just hoping to find something new to do this time. Any suggestions for our first family vacation? What was the best family vacation you ever had?