• zoeonly

    When I was a kid, our family vacation were almost always to go to whatever the nearest “Holidome” was. For those unfamiliar with the concept, Holiday Inn used to have a few hotels in the Midwest with swimming pools, an arcade, and mini-golf under a big dome with about half of the hotel rooms overlooking it. CLASSY. Anyway, we spent the whole time eating in the hotel restaurant and only getting out of the indoor pool to drip on the mini-golf green and/or the ping pong table.

    My mom was the queen of intending to plan the great family vacation, but she sucked at it (incidentally, now that I have my own kids, so do I) and the truth is, we totally loved these trips and they are some of my best family memories.

  • jmckee

    “My parents never took me camping. Do you know why? BECAUSE THEY LOVED ME.” — Jim Gaffigan

  • Gillian G

    I never understood camping. Why would someone do that when they could stay in a nice hotel room. With a bed. And a bathroom. And hot water. Maybe even room service. And to bring small children camping? That’s just craziness!