As has become our favorite vacation spot*, Caldera Springs beckoned again. In truth, Central Oregon provides the best chance of good weather and offers the most options for children and adults. Because of the big reunion in Canada** last year, we didn't go to the area and everyone missed it. So this year, back we went with some changes. I had feared they would get bored with family vacations, but no. Or if they were, they kept it to themselves.
|CS has something foreveryone|
A random pile of pine logs in the back yard looked to be fort potential and became another project that challenged their increasing physical strength and creativity.
|New for Jack|
|Skeeter and the trike|
The hazard of going back to the same place every year, it Is the fear of running out of new things to do. I forgot the benefits of the 'maturing factor'. The grandchildren were still children, but they weren't little any longer. They were ready for more adventure. We had never taken them boating on Cultus Lake before, or tubing on the Deschutes River, but everyone was old enough now and up for whatever... No one seemed to miss the horseback ride or the Mt. Bachelor snow slide from previous vacations.
The lesson: Kids don't age out of family vacations if there is fun to be had. And, there is always fun to be had.
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**Previous post: Oh, Canada!