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Summertime Vacation Plans for Chuck

Well, it's summer...and time to start making those vacation plans!  

I like creating memories with my kids, and It had been in my mind for some time to take the kids on a trip I did when I was very young.  They're both 'coming of age' as far as the early years go.  Charlie is 9, and Theresa is 7; they're becoming their own people...and so it was with that spirit I decided it was 'time' for the trip.  

Destination:  NIAGARA FALLS, NY  

When I was a kid, my Dad loaded us up in an old car with tents and blankets and we camped out near the falls.  Even though I was very young, I can still remember that sound.  You never forget it, the sound of millions of gallons of pristine water crashing to a misty wonder hundreds of feet below that creates one of the Wonders of the World.  

However, this time...older myself and having saved since 2008 for this trip, our journey will be slightly different.  Meet The Doud Family RV I have rented for a week this August. 

This is the C-Class RV...complete with 2 queen sized beds, 2 full sized beds, a galley, bathroom, shower, fridge, and microwave.  I asked them to take the TV out and they obliged. It's powered by a V10 gas engine (not diesel) and is capable of up to a week of "boondocking" with no campsite.  We however, rented a campsite with electric and water just to not have to ration water and electric supply when needed.  

This will be remembered as "THE TRIP"...and I'll keep you updated on the progress as things get closer.   

My eyes well up as I type this...I did it...a middle aged man's dream of creating a trip so unique in travel and experience that Clark W. Griswold would approve.  

Niagara...The Doud's are coming...See you this August!  


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06/12/2013 10:23AM
Summertime Vacation Plans for Chuck
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