This morning at breakfast I asked four of our winter Country Inn guests the question: “How Important Are Family Vacations?” and did I get an earful! So much of this article was actually written by three moms and a daughter. Thank you Joanna, Lisa, Becky and Rebecca!
Every year our schedules are filled tighter and tighter with activities. Our kids spend so much of their lives running in different directions, always rushing.
Family life is becoming more stressed, frantic and fractured. Just trying to have a quiet meal together has become challenge.
Our computers, tablets and especially our phones now claim more and more hours of our day.
Our apps “connect” us and yet our kids struggle to make eye contact, touch, or verbalize their feelings.
What is “quality family time”? Could it have something to do with “belonging-ness”?
Being part of something greater than ourselves? Identity? One of the greatest gifts parents can give their children may be an identity built on shared experiences and on memories of times together.
So, why is taking a family vacation important?
The answer is simple really, a family vacation is a unique opportunity for you and your family to disconnect from technology, rekindle relationships and strengthen your bonds by having fun!
How do you “unplug”and reconnect? That’s easy!
One of the most important activities that we can share with the people we love is to play together.
Turn off the phone, put the real world away for a week and take some time to truly relax and unwind.
Learn to tack your horse
Raft white water
Play with goats
Shoot rifles & shotguns
Hike in the incredible beauty of the Roosevelt National Forest
Sit on a log together at a campfire, and stare into the flames
Slow down for those deeper heart conversations that connect us.
Just sharing a meal at the same table can be magical!
Escape to a magical place.
The re-connection starts at home, with making plans.
Grab the kids and start planning the vacation of a lifetime!
Then give us a call at 970-224-1222.