Where did you vacation when you were a young child ?

@tinym8 (403)
United States
August 17, 2010 10:31am CST
Hi ! When I was very young I went on vacation for two weeks each summer to a place called "Pleasant View Farm" in New Hampshire. I think at that time it was something like $40 a week to stay there. Can you imagine any resort now charging $40 a week? : ) It was like an Inn with a main house, an annex and a few little cabins out in the field behind the main houses. There was a farm across the street (the same owners' farm) and a beautiful view of mountains behind the field -- hence the name "Pleasant View Farm." There was a lake nearby for swimming and games such as shuffleboard, ping pong, pool, horse shoes and lawn croquet to play at the Inn. There was another farm up the hill from the Inn. It was a wonderful place to relax and have fun. Most of the visitors came from MA, NJ or NY to stay there. Many came year after year.
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@ellechoi (282)
• Hong Kong
18 Aug 10
when i was young , i went to Ha Long Bay with my parent. It's beautiful there. You should go sometime. The water is clean, the air is fresh , nice people. It's really wonderful
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@tinym8 (403)
• United States
18 Aug 10
Hi Ellechoi, Ha Long Bay sounds really lovely. I don't think I'll ever get to go there, but I'd like to from what you describe. What did you do there?
@Absinto (2398)
• Portugal
18 Aug 10
When i lived in the states i went to YMCA camp during the summer, my mom's boss paid for it so that she could stay working more time. But after when we moved to the Azores until now every year i go on vacation to Pico island to see my family from my father side
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@tinym8 (403)
• United States
18 Aug 10
Hi Absinto, My son went to a camp similar to that in the summer too. He enjoyed it. We still have one of the large paintings of fish he made there one year. It's always good to go see family in the summer who you don't get to see all year. What did you do at Pico Island?
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@jamed28 (1909)
• Philippines
18 Aug 10
I have an untie in the province. They own a farm, so summer time, me and my other cousins, went to her place and help her run the farm. We were so happy then, because living in the farm is much different in the city life. It is simple and easy. As if your problems are minimized if you are there.
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@tinym8 (403)
• United States
18 Aug 10
Hi Jamed, I only visited farms when I was young. I never lived on one. I think it would be great. Your cousins and you must have really enjoyed that and looked forward to it each summer. It's a good place for kids to grow up. My mother-in-law grew up on a farm.
• Philippines
18 Aug 10
When I was kid, we used to go to the summer capital of my country called Baguio. We would spend a week there just to experience a different climate because it's really hot in the city where we live. The climate there is similar to California's and when I was a kid, it wasn't developed so it really felt like a getaway. I eventually lived there for several months because I studied college there but it wasn't the same anymore.
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@tinym8 (403)
• United States
18 Aug 10
Hi Myswirlyagelessmind, It used to get really hot in Boston when I was a kid too. I lived in a house with a flat roof, which made it really hot. We didn't have an air conditioner, so we used to stay outside very late at night in the summer. It is disappointing when you go back to a place and it is changed. I went back to Pleasant View Farm about 5 or 6 years ago and different people own it and they changed it entirely. It isn't the same at all. It's a bed and breakfast now and they took out the back of the 2nd floor and opened it all up so you can see down to the 1st floor from upstairs. Thre are only a few rooms on the 2nd floor now. People usually stay there only one or two nights now. When I was there they served a huge several course breakfast and a three course dinner with all the fixings. Everyone sat around huge tables and had fun. For lunch they would make up sandwiches for you to take on your day trips or to the beach. It was great. The only thing good the new people did was put a big picture window in the back so you can now see the mountains from inside the house.
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• United States
18 Aug 10
My parents always took us to Maryland when we were kids because that is where my mom is from. We would play outside in the woods, watch trains go by because there was a train track right out in front of my grandma's house, go shopping, and go visit relatives. We often went to my Aunt Ann's mobile home which was her summer home right by the ocean in Ocean City, Maryland. I loved going to the beach and finding seashells and going in the ocean to swim. It was so peaceful there at the beach. At night, we would sit outside and watch the ocean waves lapping against the sand and it would just relax you.
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@tinym8 (403)
• United States
18 Aug 10
Hi Linda, My husband lived in MD much of his life. Some of his family is still there. My sisters-in-law go to Ocean City once a year together even though they are married now and have children. They go together just to get away from it all for a while.
• United States
17 Aug 10
We didn't really go on vacation much when I was a kid. I guess there were too man of us kids to go on a real vacation! As I got older we did go to other states occasionally. After I moved out they all went to Hot Springs Arkansas one time and then they went to Arizona. But I never got to go with them...
@tinym8 (403)
• United States
18 Aug 10
Hi Macdingolinger, I just drove through Arkansas and Arizona once. Didn't see much of them. Too bad you didn't get to go on the trips with your family. I gather you're one of the oldest kids in your family?
• United States
17 Aug 10
I have went to a lot of places.When I was 6 I went to Pennsylvania for a week to go to the Hershey's chocolate factory.I have went to Florida a lot,too.I have been to Disney World twice.I stayed in Disney World for 4 days one time.
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@tinym8 (403)
• United States
17 Aug 10
Hi Dustin, I've never been to Pennsylvania to stay, but it is one state where I would like to visit. The Hershey factory must have been a yummy trip! I have been to the Cape Cod potato chips factory in Massachusetts. I loved seeing how they made the potato chips and trying some on the way out. We also bought a Cape Cod potato chips t-shirt. : ) Unfortunately, I've never been to Disney World. It's one of the things I regret not being able to do when my son was little. I think Pluto is my favorite Disney character. I also really like Chip and Dale. Who is your favorite Disney character?
• United Arab Emirates
17 Aug 10
I used to go to my aunts house which was a village, we had a forest nearby, a lake, a river and field. We used to enjoy trekking in the forest and go fishing in the river. It used to be fun. But the worst was in the night. As there was no electricity we used to used gasoline lamps and it usd to be scary during the nights.
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@tinym8 (403)
• United States
17 Aug 10
Hi Edward, It sounds like a fun place to go. I like small villages. I used to enjoy fishing, but haven't been for years now. Maybe soon I'll go fishing again. It must have been scary without electricity at night. I know how it is around here when the electricity goes out at night and we have to use candles. We sometimes just end up going to bed early instead of sitting around in the dark.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
17 Aug 10
we did some great trips when i was growing up. we went to the east coast of canada and to the US. your trip sounds really nice.
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@tinym8 (403)
• United States
17 Aug 10
Hi Cher, Yes, I loved going to New Hampshire every year. I usually went with my aunt for the two weeks. Sometimes another aunt and uncle went with us also. I have been to Canada once and to the U.S. side of Niagara Falls once. I would like to visit Canada again some time. What states did you go to in the U.S.?
@landi927 (657)
• China
17 Aug 10
when i was a young child, i went to my cousin's town every year. She is one year elder than me and lived in a town near my town. My parents were busy with their business at that time so the long summer holiday was a problem of them. No one could take care of me even though i can take care of myself. It seems a little bit sad when i'm telling this. But in fact i really enjoy a lot during the time staying with my cousin. We stayed at night (very very late) to wait for the movie or cartoons we love so much. Now we are not children any more. I have my job and she has hers. We are working in different cities and we seldom meet each other, except the very very big family events. This is the worst thing to be an adult.
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@tinym8 (403)
• United States
17 Aug 10
Hi Landi, You should try to keep in touch with your cousin more often. About 5 years ago I became close with a cousin I did not see except for large family occasions after I married. Now we talk on the phone a few times a week again. It's good to have a family member to talk with.....someone who remembers things from years ago when you were children. Try to get back in touch with her often by phone or even Internet. It will enrich both your lives. You sound like you miss being close with her.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
30 Aug 10
When I was a kid we always vacationed at Kentucky Dam Village in Paducah, Kentucky. We live in Missouri so it was a nice drive. I spent most of my younger years in the water and loved the sun. We also would horseback ride several times when we were there and swim out to a boat dock quite a distance from the beach area. My older brother didn't have much interest in diving but I would always get on the dock and dive into the clean lake. It was so much fun.
@juneramir (335)
• Philippines
26 Aug 10
When I was a child I love to go to Pearl Farm Beach Resort with my family of course. It is a precious gateway where guests can revel in tropical pleasures, relish life's flavors and feast on nature's bounties. The Barcelo Pearl Farm Island Resort lies in a secluded cove on Samal Island off the coast of Davao City and was once a pearl farm, where thousands of white-lipped oysters, transported from the Sulu Sea, were cultivated for their pink, white and gold pearls. I still remember the moments we shared with my family. I had so much fun!