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Advice for family vacations

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Submitted by Dear grandma (Canada), Feb 8, 2015 at 20:57

If I were a mom with school age kids this summer I would get the gang of inlaws, kids, cousins, etc. and go on multi family trips to areas off the beaten path by car. We would be prepared as if Boy Scouts and girl guides and the cars would travel in convoy and be locked during the drives. We would bring loaded weapons as per law in case we were ambushed. We may rent cottages, do camping or stay at non mainline hotels not in the centre of town. No flights, no public bus or train. If we had well trained obedient family dogs who were microchipped in case they get lost we would bring them since our fidos would hear and alert us to an intruder at the campsite, cottage or hotel long before we were aware of the danger. The children would be told based on their age and if our teens were pouty about the trip they could bring a good well behaved friend under our adult supervision. Kids and teens today have to live with the terrorism threat in North America today and in the 1970s at camp I only had to worry about poison ivy.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Advice for family vacations [201 words]Dear grandmaFeb 8, 2015 20:57220942
We need chartered flights [46 words]Stay homeFeb 7, 2015 10:34220921
Hurray for Edward Snowden! [86 words]Michael SJan 2, 2015 19:18220069
just an additional thought [47 words]Arthur PitzJan 2, 2015 12:16220067
Now a bigger target? [16 words]DMSJan 1, 2015 15:43220062
RE: How to Travel like a CIA Spy [30 words]Stephen HughesDec 31, 2014 19:07220050

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