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What would our ultimate family vacation be? That’s a tough question to answer. I even enlisted the help of my husband. Even getting away for a long weekend so we could have a honeymoon was hard. Between his work schedule and going to visit our families, we have never been away on a real family vacation.
Let’s assume ideal conditions where our children don’t get over stimulated, and being out of their routines here at home doesn’t make them crazy. We’ll also assume that our youngest child would actually sleep without requiring his own adjoining hotel room. We’ll also assume available childcare for at least part of one day so my husband and I could do something without the kids.
I’m honestly torn between an amusement park like Cedar Point, or the beach. Each have their pros and cons. Each have the potential to be massively fun. I think I would choose one of these destinations because they each hold an amount of nostalgia for me. Cedar Point was where I spent Senior Skip Day in high school. My sister and I went as a girl’s day out while my husband was deployed. My husband has never gotten to go to Cedar Point with me, and I think the kids would enjoy it too.
The beach is the same thing. I grew up on Lake Erie. We spent all summer at the beach. So much so that by mid summer, I was begging to stay home just one day. I would pray for rain because I was tired of the lake and the beach. I know that sounds crazy to some, but you never realize what you have when it’s right there all the time. Now that we live landlocked, I miss those summers. I want to take my family to experience the summers of fun that I had growing up. Although knowing what I do now about Lake Erie, I’d choose to take my family to the ocean.
Where would you go for your ultimate family vacation?
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