A Family Vacation Tradition Endures

Around this time of year, I always start thinking about our family vacation — and every year we end up deciding to travel to Disney. This year I really tried to make other plans because my four kids who still live at home are getting older. The youngest is 16.

Well, of course, no matter how hard I tried, I still ended up planning a Disney vacation and, of course, my kids and my husband are so excited, despite the fact that we’ve traveled to Disney every year, sometimes twice a year, for over 25 years!! My kids have gone there just about the time they were born and every year after. We’ve moved quite a bit over the years due to my husband’s job — however, we still find a way to migrate South because we are happiest at Disney World.

Last night at dinner my son said it best. He said, “You know, we’ve moved so much over the years. Most families have a wall where they keep track of their kids’ growth or a tree they planted and they watched grow. Well, we don’t have that, but one thing we do have is Disney. Every year we ‘go home’ to the one place that has been a staple in our lives. We have pictures of all of us throughout the years and we also have watched Disney grow.”! He put it so simply and perfectly and we all agreed. Disney, you are our home!

Holly, 47, Lake Hopatcong, NJ

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