Posts Tagged ‘family travel traditions’


Family Vacation Ideas, Grandma/Grandpa Camp

One of the great joys in my life is my grandkids. Of course like yours they are the cutest in the whole world. I have grandma & grandpa camp each summer. They get to come and stay with grandma without their parents and we cook, do crafts, go on field trips, go hiking, play games and build a lifelong close relationship with them. That is the upside the downside is some of them live so far away that getting them here is an issue. The ones that are far away I either fly out and then drive their van with them across the country and then their parents fly in at the end and pick them up and drive them home or I fly out get them and then fly back with them. There is no grandma and grandkid airline discount. Why is that? Some are still too small to fly alone. We have travel games that we play and we get a hotel half way with a pool. I have a map for them with things to find on the way; 10 cows, 5 blue cars, a broken down car, a semi that will honk, a Mc Donald’s sign (ice cream,) a park with swings (we stop,) a dog, 5 sheep, etc. We sing songs and talk about them. I have to say it, I love the movies in the car. Bless whom ever came up with that one. At least the proverbial are we there yet only comes at the end of the movie not every 10 mins. It also cuts down on the “he hit me, she hit me” sessions. They stay 2-3 weeks. This is a really special time for all of us. They start packing their bags months in advance. We have to keep reminding them when it really is. Isn’t that cute. Some of our favorite times is at the beach. We love building sand castles. They try to build them like the sculpted ones that I show in my videos.


Married Couples Retreat; Day Trip from Atlanta Georgia; Boomer & Senior Travel TV #33 by Debbie Gerber

Attending a convention in Atlanta Georgia we took a day trip to Cleveland and Helen Georgia. In Cleveland we visited Babyland the home of the Cabbage Patch Doll and we thoroughly enjoyed our time in the Alpine village Helen is a recreation of a Baverian Villiage in the mountains. Highlights if Helen are shopping, seeing the Bavarian shops, river rafting the Chatahoochee River, visiting the Habersham Winery in Nacoochee Village. Cabbage Patch dolls are the American Girl Doll of 1970s-80’s Ice cream is a tradition of the Gerber Family. Watch the Boomer & Senior Travel TV video show at preview these places and travel ideas and tips by Debbie Gerber.

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