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    Non-Hunting Vacations

    Where do you take your family?

    Yesterday on our way back from visiting with relatives we hit Devil?s Tower. The girls loved it and we had a lot of fun hiking around it.
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    We'll be doing the Black Hills this October. I've been through a few times, but wife/kids have not. I haven't been to Devil's Tower, we'll probably swing past and check that out as well.

    Mostly we do things within a couple hours of home. Indiana has a great state park system, we camp several weekends each year at different parks.

    For our bigger trips, wife/kids like the beach so we mix it up between spots in the gulf and also over on the coast. Smoky Mountains in TN and NC are fun. Every now and then we'll do a big camping trip up into Michigan or over into Ohio.

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    We do some weekend trips within a few hours of home. However, I know that I need to take the wife to the beach each summer so that I can get to the mountains in the fall.

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    Non-hunting vacations sure you mean scouting trips
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecollector View Post
    We do some weekend trips within a few hours of home. However, I know that I need to take the wife to the beach each summer so that I can get to the mountains in the fall.
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    We hardly ever go anywhere unless it’s fishing or hunting. Because of the high cost, I’ll take the family every other year to the east cape of Mexico. Sun, sand, cocktails, and awesome fishing. If I had the money, I’d spend 6 months a year down there, and that’s saying something, because I’m a real homebody.
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    My daughter does competition cheer. Not the ra ra pom pom cheer the throw the girls 15’ in the air and catch them kind. She is on a worlds team so we travel all the time during the season. We go to Florida every year and stay for a week. The comp is a 3 day event so we spend the rest of the time enjoying the beaches and restaurants.
    I have gotten a few pig hunts and fishing trips while there.
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    Retired now so time available for travel is only limited by my budget!

    When I worked, we spent most vacations on our boat in Mexico or Lake Powell. I owned a business in Cabo San Lucas and spent lots of time there. Also had a place in Loreto in Baja. Baja was on my radar as a retirement option. Things got so bad (crime," permititus" and anti gringo feelings among the locals) that I crossed it off the list.

    Now we travel. Been to Hawaii several times, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica and leaving for Alaska next week.My bucket list includes Australia and some areas in the US we havn't been too.

    Retirement is good.....hope the money holds out LOL!
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    You mean that there is a non hunting vacation?

    Oh yea, it is called fishing.


    But seriously when I was growing up we would spend most of our time outdoors in the woods. My parents didn't have the extra income to go on a destination vacation. But as we traveled around the western US for my dads job we would take in the areas that were around us once we lit in one place for a few weeks. Even when we were traveling we were never able to stop to take in a attraction unless it was at a gas station or cafe. My dad had to get to the next work location, drop off a trailer full of tools, find a place to live and get unpacked. This was usually during a weekend then first thing Monday morning my mom would put me and my sister into school.

    But we did get to see a lot of the US doing this. Plus my mom would take us on side trips to see the local attractions or historic sites. I didn't actually go on what you would call a vacation until I was out into the working world myself, but those times when I was a kid were fantastic for what we got to see.
    If you don't care where you are, you are not lost....

 

 
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