Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Planning Summer Vacation

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

I live in a part of our country where we get to enjoy four seasons.  We look forward to warmer weather and planning a family vacation in the summer.  It's always nice to have something to look forward to.  Some people plan to go to their summer homes, or their timeshares.  Others plan road trips to places that aren't too far from home or fly to places that are far away.

When we plan trips, we like to keep our two kids involved in the planning and decision-making as that makes it a true "family vacation".  We try to include activities that will please everyone.  Sight-seeing and visiting attractions is always high up on the list, but it is also important for some of us to go shopping for new clothes or things we need. 

This year, we are planning a trip to the Black Hills, South Dakota.  We have been told by many people that it is a great place to visit, and have been promised that we will really enjoy our vacation.  There are Crystal Caves, Deadwood, Mount Rushmore, Old West attractions and so much more.  The Badlands in South Dakota was the setting of the 1990 movie, Dances with Wolves.   This was a beautiful movie directed by Kevin Costner.  I will have to watch that movie again before we go on our trip this summer.

We are looking forward to our little get-away, and I hope you have something you are looking forward to this coming vacation season.  Even if it's visiting your local parks and attractions or hanging out with family and friends. 



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