One key we've found to making a great vacation is... WORK!
Too much TV or Wii games make everyone bored and sluggish.
Besides - Dad has alot of projects still to get done... like clearing out those trees in the front yard.
The kids are really good sports about jumping in to get the work done. Very little complaining and we have a great time talking and joking.
Dad is careful not to bite off too much work, too. Only about an hour or so, and not every day. Gets the blood pumping and everyone outside.
The front really looks nice and openned up with the pines gone. We have plans for new trees there in the front - some orange maples to go with the yellow aspen....
But that is for another vacation time. Stay tuned!