Stevie MacFarlane: We never took real vacations, mostly camping and day trips. With five small children it seemed like more work than it was worth. However, once a year we would go for ‘adult weekend’ with my husband’s siblings. My mother-in-law, God bless her, would keep all the kids. We went to a nearby campground. There were usually six+ couples and the hosts were very accommodating. The pool would close at 9 p.m. but he let us use it privately after that. We took our drinks, a radio and had a great time. Those are some of my best memories.
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