RV with your grandchildren

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  1. ctravelgal01

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    Just returned from 5 week Road Trip to Oregon and Washington. Our 16 year old granddaughter and her friend were with us for 3 weeks. We take my granddaughter with us several times during the year but this year was so extra special. Like most kids these girls are on their phones constantly. While we were on the Oregon Coast and Columbia River Gorge there were places with no cell, Wi-Fi or OTA. While we were in these places I noticed such a change in the girls; they were much more chatty with us and each other; offering to help with the set-up and clean-up without being asked. They hadn't seen many of the DVD's we brought and really enjoyed them. It was fun to share with them movies their mother enjoyed as kids; all 3 of the Back To the Future's, Sixteen Candles, Lost Boys, Die Hard, Wedding Singer etc. We also played Sorry and Yahtzee; in addition we worked on their card playing and shuffling skills. During the day we kept super busy with rafting, hiking, sightseeing and of course eating. I highly recommend finding spots without service I felt like I got to know my granddaughter better and enjoyed getting to know her friend. I only have one or two more years to spend long summer trips with her; I plan to make the most of them. If you don't camp with your grandchildren now try it you won't regret it.
     
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    Does anyone realize that cellphones are one of the main causes in "The Dumbing of America"....o_O
    Great post ctravelgal01, wish this could be arranged with all grandchildren and children as it would have to have a positive effect on them as you stated above. Hope you enjoy many more wonderful trips such as the one you just returned from................

    Regards, BankShot.............(aka Terry)
     
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  3. NYDutch

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    We have fond memories of our then disabled teenage granddaughter traveling with us during her summer vacations and while recovering from various surgeries. Some of the mods we made to our motorhome to accommodate her needs are still in place, and as my wife's health is failing they're once again being put to good use. Now our granddaughter is a mother herself, but I don't know if we'll be around long enough for her daughter to travel with us at some point. We sure would enjoy it though!
     
  4. Josh Z

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    I feel like gadgets divide us to the more younger generation. Now it is harder for us to connect with them that's why activities such as camping or just gathering wherein you would put your phones in one box really bonds the family more. I also see fewer kids playing around unlike before when we used to play rollerblades and skateboards outside.
     
  5. Fitzjohnfan

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    I've done the same thing with my kids. We have an older 1989 motorhome which does not have an integrated inverter. That means, when we are boondocking, unless I run the generator, there isn't any 110v power, so no tv, and no charging of any devices.
    With no power, the family is forced to entertain themselves non-electronically, and we too have played yatzee, kizmet, cards, Chinese checkers, as well as outdoor games such as washers and archery.
     

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