Thursday, June 28, 2012
Family vacations with a large family
WE just got back from our second family vacation this year. We feel it is important even though we have a large family to go on these vacations to have family time. It is harder to go on vacation with a larger family in some ways but I would not trade it for the world .We make some special family memories on these trips. This year we purchased a Dollywood season pass for our family to enjoy and boy have we gotten the moneys worth out of it. The first time we went this year we went to Dollywood 3 times and this time we went twice and on one of those days actually left and came back. We stay in a cabin when we go because it accomodates our family nicely and is most of the time cheaper than staying anywhere else , we just look around for the best price- usually booking on the VRBO website which is also where we found our house we stayed in when we went to Florida a year or so ago. I love being on vacation with our family!!!!! It is total family time , yes Billy does have to take calls and stuff since he owns his own business but still he is far away so he can in no one run to go do a job. :) Having a cabin also means we have a kitchen so we can cook meals and alot of time we grill and have sandwhiches for lunches. This trip we did not have anyone get too car sick because I researched and talked to several people about things we could do. A few suggestions I think works is getting out and letting them walk around when they start feeling bad and Altoids work great also since they are made from peppermint oil. Also we used motion sickness bands and they make them for little kids as well. I know it takes a little more out of mama and daddy for a bigger family to go on vacation but it so worth it!! I told myself and I think Billy agrees just because we have abig family our kids do not have to miss out on things. NOw time to post pics.