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Monday, September 26, 2016

WESTERN HILLS WITH KIDS

Question Of The Week  9-26-16

What has been your best vacation so far and what made it so special? 

Blogger Bonnie (BornInaZoo) said...
I've been so many places that it was hard to choose. But ... the most recent one to NYC in December with my brother was amazing. He's only been on 3 vacations in his entire life & his 2nd time flying. On the last leg of our flight as we flew in at night, we were seated next to a native New Yorker that pointed out all of the sites to my brother.
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Blogger LL Cool Joe said...
I couldn't choose one, I've had so many, with and without the kids.
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Blogger Silver Willow said...
so many trips, and each one special. Hard to pinpoint any one. Every trip to Hawaii has been magical. Trip taking our oldest grandson to AZ for spring training and Wrestlemania when he turned 13 was special. 2 week trans-Atlantic cruise with mom was special, even though she got quite sick and we were confined to our cabin for 3-4 days. Even anniversary trips to Las Vegas each year with hubby are special.
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Blogger Elephant's Child said...
Antarctica. Hands down. It was a fulfilment of a dream, and better than my dreams. I hug the memories tightly to myself on dark days and darker nights.
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Blogger Louvregirl said...
I think my 'favorite days' were our long weekend trips to Crystal River, Florida when my kids were (roughly) 13 and 7. We would pontoon boat out on the ice clear, cold river and snorkel (using wet suits; sometimes just tops depending upon how warm it was outside.)

Although the outdoor temps were high in the 80's, the crystal clear fresh spring fed water there is on the cool side...We would swim a tunnel-like shoot to an aqua green grotto, where 3 springs fed this place...the bottom was a pure white grainy sand. One time, we went there after a hurricane had passed, and it was wild! The water was soooo high! We also swam with (MANY) manatees here, both big and small...babies, too. It felt as if we got to know the manatees, and we became familiar with their behavior. It was a wondrous time for us...
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Blogger Birdie said...
I haven't traveled very much at all. I have been to Quebec and that was pretty cool. We also had some great camping trips when we were kids. My (step) dad made it so much fun!
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Blogger River said...
Vacation? What's that?
Ha ha.
Most of our "holidays" were spent at home doing things that didn't get done during working weeks, we just didn't have money to be going away anywhere. Even kids school breaks were spent at home, we couldn't take them anywhere, maybe a movie or two, but when Videos and then DVDs were invented, movies were watched at home, usually with a bunch of neighbourhood kids invited in.
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Blogger Brite Mist said...
all of my families trips to the mountain states!
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Blogger G. B. Miller said...
I've been on so few in my life (average about one real vacation every nine years) that each has been memorable.

I Are Writer!
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Blogger Vest said...
It is hard for me to define the term vacation or holiday.In my case there have been so many all likable and as well as travelling to as many as 78 different countries most of them during my Naval career; some multiple occasions, my favourite working holiday with my family was in Hong Kong Aug 5 1962 to Sept 1964. Great accommodation - a servant and a 28 hr working week with a week off every six months. Also the 31 day cruise to Australia with the tribe in 1971 was hard to beat.. far better than cruising with the navy - not too many creature comforts, The list would go on.
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 Blogger Lynn said...
My trip with my sister Jo, and nieces Abby and Amanda, to Europe in the late 90s. The highlight - beloved Scotland.
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Blogger Lee said...
Ahhh...I don't know. It's so long since I took a vacation. I was never really a vacation-taking person when I come to think of it.
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Blogger Arkansas Patti said...
Hum I thought about this and thought I posted but I guess I didn't. I took a trip to the Keys in a 23 foot boat with two friends. We lived on the boat for 10 days in bathing suits, scuba diving, fishing, island hopping and just relaxing. Food tastes so good on the water.
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Blogger Pat said...
Difficult choice with all the travels I made with Alastair but the most memorable one was in 1939 - the summer before WW2 - on holiday with Mum and Dad and my younger brother. We lived in a tent on the edge of Lake Windemere - I can still smell the warm grass beneath our sleeping bags. Once we had done our chores we had complete freedom to climb, swim, fish and get up to mischief. Magical days.
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  1. I've been so many places that it was hard to choose. But ... the most recent one to NYC in December with my brother was amazing. He's only been on 3 vacations in his entire life & his 2nd time flying. On the last leg of our flight as we flew in at night, we were seated next to a native New Yorker that pointed out all of the sites to my brother.

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  2. I couldn't choose one, I've had so many, with and without the kids.

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  3. so many trips, and each one special. Hard to pinpoint any one. Every trip to Hawaii has been magical. Trip taking our oldest grandson to AZ for spring training and Wrestlemania when he turned 13 was special. 2 week trans-Atlantic cruise with mom was special, even though she got quite sick and we were confined to our cabin for 3-4 days. Even anniversary trips to Las Vegas each year with hubby are special.

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  4. Antarctica. Hands down. It was a fulfilment of a dream, and better than my dreams. I hug the memories tightly to myself on dark days and darker nights.

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  5. I think my 'favorite days' were our long weekend trips to Crystal River, Florida when my kids were (roughly) 13 and 7. We would pontoon boat out on the ice clear, cold river and snorkel (using wet suits; sometimes just tops depending upon how warm it was outside.)

    Although the outdoor temps were high in the 80's, the crystal clear fresh spring fed water there is on the cool side...We would swim a tunnel-like shoot to an aqua green grotto, where 3 springs fed this place...the bottom was a pure white grainy sand. One time, we went there after a hurricane had passed, and it was wild! The water was soooo high! We also swam with (MANY) manatees here, both big and small...babies, too. It felt as if we got to know the manatees, and we became familiar with their behavior. It was a wondrous time for us...

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  6. I haven't traveled very much at all. I have been to Quebec and that was pretty cool. We also had some great camping trips when we were kids. My (step) dad made it so much fun!

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  7. Vacation? What's that?
    Ha ha.
    Most of our "holidays" were spent at home doing things that didn't get done during working weeks, we just didn't have money to be going away anywhere. Even kids school breaks were spent at home, we couldn't take them anywhere, maybe a movie or two, but when Videos and then DVDs were invented, movies were watched at home, usually with a bunch of neighbourhood kids invited in.

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  8. all of my families trips to the mountain states!

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  9. I've been on so few in my life (average about one real vacation every nine years) that each has been memorable.

    I Are Writer!

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  10. It is hard for me to define the term vacation or holiday.In my case there have been so many all likable and as well as travelling to as many as 78 different countries most of them during my Naval career; some multiple occasions, my favourite working holiday with my family was in Hong Kong Aug 5 1962 to Sept 1964. Great accommodation - a servant and a 28 hr working week with a week off every six months. Also the 31 day cruise to Australia with the tribe in 1971 was hard to beat.. far better than cruising with the navy - not too many creature comforts, The list would go on.

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  11. My trip with my sister Jo, and nieces Abby and Amanda, to Europe in the late 90s. The highlight - beloved Scotland.

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  12. Ahhh...I don't know. It's so long since I took a vacation. I was never really a vacation-taking person when I come to think of it.

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  13. Hum I thought about this and thought I posted but I guess I didn't. I took a trip to the Keys in a 23 foot boat with two friends. We lived on the boat for 10 days in bathing suits, scuba diving, fishing, island hopping and just relaxing. Food tastes so good on the water.

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  14. Difficult choice with all the travels I made with Alastair but the most memorable one was in 1939 - the summer before WW2 - on holiday with Mum and Dad and my younger brother. We lived in a tent on the edge of Lake Windemere - I can still smell the warm grass beneath our sleeping bags. Once we had done our chores we had complete freedom to climb, swim, fish and get up to mischief. Magical days.

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