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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Family Vacations #31Days

Once again, we are continuing on the topic of things you do with your family. Today we’re talking about family vacations. Did you have a certain place you would go for vacation as a child? Or a favorite place that you remember going with your parents? Do you travel with extended family? When you travel as an adult, do you tend to return to the same vacation locations or try out new ones? If you have kids, do they have a favorite vacation spot?

When I was a kid, we would go to Wildwood, NJ each summer. I really liked returning there each year. My father also traveled for his work conferences and we would come along if possible. I remember going to Boston and Florida and possibly other places due to his job. Another family vacation was taken in Ocean City, MD and I remember loving it there! We also went to Disney World twice, and I have carried on my love for Disney World and have traveled there multiple times as an adult with and without my kids. We once met up with Dave’s sister and her family as well as his parents in Florida for a birthday celebration. We also travel to NJ to visit family relatively often. I really like the idea of returning to favorite places over time, as the kids grow up, but we also like to visit new places when possible!

Feel free to tell me about your family vacations in the comments or by leaving a link to your post!

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11 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

We went to Wildwood in the summers as kids too. See my dad used go on a business trip every summer with General Motors (he was a manager) for a weekend and he would take us a long pay extra for us and then we would stay on usually after the weekend. So much fun and seriously have so many great memories from this time!! :)

Dara said...

that is so funny that you went to Wildwood too! and on your dad's trips!

Holly Higgins said...

A friend of mine at my old job would always go to Wildwood every summer. Maybe it's because I'm not originally from there, but I always preferred Delaware :-)

Dara said...

I've never been to the beaches in delaware, but I do remember thinking ocean city md was much nicer than wildwood!

Holly Higgins said...

We always went to Lewes and Cape Henlopen. It's just so much more relaxed to me. South Jersey always seemed like it was just one big party.



And on a side note, it still cracks me up that it's "down the shore" in NJ and "going to the beach" in DE. Isn't it all just the beach? :-)

joymhbailey said...

Have yet to make it to Wildwood but very good memories of OCMD

http://joyinthemorning-joy.blogspot.com/2013/10/day-16-vacations.html

Desiree @ Macke Monologues said...

Summers growing up were spent at a lake in Northern Iowa. My aunt and uncle had a condo and boat, so we were always on the water. I loved it.
Even though we are all grown, my family still likes to vacation together. Generally it's to my dad's favorite place - Hawaii - but we are hoping to convince him to try vacationing other places. :)

Emily said...

I've mentioned it before, I know, but I love traveling with my family: http://emilysbookofme.blogspot.com/2013/10/31-days-to-write-story-of-your-family_17.html

Desiree @ Macke Monologues said...

We love Hawaii (obviously)! However, I'm really hoping we can persuade my dad that other places are worth checking out. :)

Leslie said...

We always went to the same cabin for the week of July 4th every summer growing up. Im happy that we have done that the last two summers with Violet! to continue the tradition. Of course you know I love Disney. Ideally I'd like to go to the lake every year plus one other vacation. Either Disney or somewhere new to us.

Dara said...

that sounds good to me - a place that is familiar plus a place that is new (or disney)!