By: Jennifer Bateman | Thursday, February 07, 2013
About two weeks ago I posted the following query on the resort's Facebook page: "My favorite thing about Two Inlets Resort is __________? It got lots of input. Some of the expected responses included the loons, sunsets, fresh air, relaxation and the lake. What I didn't expect to see posted was "No TV," and that is what this blog post is about - taking a family vacation with no TV.
We recently took a family vacation to Florida, and we stayed in a unit that had not one, but THREE TVs. During my search to find lodging, I never found any lodging that didn't provide a TV and all the "quality" programming that goes with that. So consequently, we ended up watching some TV on vacation, just like we do when we're at home.
Many people take a family vacation to be able to spend quality time with their kids. To me, getting away from the day to day distractions, the schedules, work and life's responsibilities to sightsee, play cards, hang out, eat a meal or play a game is what it's really all about. Since the TV is often the kids "go to" when they are needing something to do, having it available to them on vacation provides that same easy option, whether you are in Florida or at a Minnesota family resort.
Now some parents might say, "My kids could never live without a TV!" And that might be true..... for a day. But if it's not a choice, then they are forced to find something else to do. And that something else might be swimming, playing cards, reading a book or going fishing off the dock.
Which leads me back to the initial question of "My favorite thing about Two Inlets Resort is ________?" Other comments included peace and quiet, serenity, or as one responder put it, "The sounds, or in many ways the lack of sounds." Enough said.
At Two Inlets Resort we're happy to offer a "TV free" vacation for you and your kids.
Until next time, ~~ Jennifer
Some things kids do on vacation without a TV available
They read a good book ........
They go swimming with you ............
They search for pretty rocks and unbroken shells ..........
And they go fishing!