Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sharing Spring Break Love with the Next Generation

Laura Breck
You know you’re getting up there in age when spring break means ‘what should we do the week the kids are out of school’ instead of ‘woo-woo, gonna party on Panama City Beach next week!’

It’s Disney World instead of a super-cheap motel a block off the white sand beaches. It’s mouse-shaped sippy cups instead of 48 ounce thermal mugs of margaritas. Waterslides instead of Gulf waters.

I do enjoy the rides at Disney World, and we have contests to see who can go the most times on the Mad Hatter’s Teacups without losing their lunch. (Substitute ‘margaritas’ for ‘lunch,’ and it’s really a lot like the traditional college spring break, if you know what I mean.)

This year, we’re still trying to decide what to do for that week in March. Now that the kids are older, I’d love to find a way to combine a family vacation with a service project. Doing something to help the environment like picking up trash on hiking trails, or helping replant yards that have been devastated by storms.

I still need to do some research, but I’d love to hear ideas from you on ways to make spring break less about rides and beaches, and more about sharing our time with others.
Happy Almost-Spring!
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Jannine Gallant said...

We're in the middle of ski-skate week right now. Like spring break for those of us in snow country. We just stayed home, and the girls have been skiing. Sometimes that's the best sort of break.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Turns out we beat this big western storm to make it to Arizona. And it's raining! But warmer than what we left.