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A short and sweet family vacation with teens over winter break

A short and sweet family vacation with teens over winter break

Old Dec 1st, 2006, 04:43 AM
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We ended up not going anywhere in 2004! Things just got hectic so we got a bunch of theater tix in NYC, went to the movies a lot and otherwise stayed put and away from the crowds. Everyone in the family was happy except for me - I wanted to get away. My kids don't understand why I think a vacation should be away from the house (and the laundry, mail and dishes) - their idea of a break is staying home. So it's a struggle for me to get their buy-in to travel. Has to be something really compelling. I'm shopping around for something short to do this year that would be easy, easy easy on everyone - including the dog. My kids are on different school schedules this year and the only time we have together is from Dec 21 to New Years, so I realize we have limited options so late. We don't care about the weather as long as there are interesting things to do despite the weather. In fact, if we camped out in a really nice hotel someplace where the kids could sleep and catch up on movies etc., I could get out and tour a little myself, we'd all be happy. I was thinking about a resort location that is off-season so we'd avoid crowds,but don't know of any. Would love ideas. Thanks for all the good advice in '04!
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Old Dec 1st, 2006, 05:10 AM
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I don't have advice since we always ski in winter, but to get off-topic for a moment, you struck a chord with the need for your kids to catch up on sleep. I am involved in a campaign in my community to change school start times, and in the process, have learned ALOT about the importance of sleep (it's more than just feeling tired...). In addition, our kids are given such a heavy workload beginning in early grades that personally I feel is way too much. What a pity that we have to think about vacations as a time for our kids to rest, rather than a time to explore. (I"m not criticizing you, lybern, I'm railing against the system!!) (And this gives this rant a travel slant!)

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Old Dec 1st, 2006, 10:47 AM
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lybern: Did you see my reply to your post about a Christmas Vacation for this year 2006? Your kids wld have a good sleep @ Beach PLace! And, you cld hop on the water taxi to go exploring. Don't let the "Beach" thing throw you. There is a road b/t the condos & the beach. And, there is a shopping area on the ground floor. I have never stayed there but I have friends who have.
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