Sunday, October 30, 2011

The most beautiful place in America.

The Sleeping Bear Dunes located on the shores of northern Michigan was voted on the Good Morning America show as the most beautiful place in America. I The Dad have been there when I was Connor's age. I wanted Connor to experience running up and down the beautiful dunes and as I figured he loved it. The scenery there is incredible. There are many look out points where you can view Lake Michigan and the dunes in all it's glory. Enjoy the beauty. Safe travels, The Dad

A to Z... Animals to Ziplines.

What more could a kid ask for? Animals. Ziplines. Yes this is a kids paradise. The Howell Nature Center located in Howell, Michigan. The wildife there are in recovery ranging from birds to beavers. Wapi the beaver was Connor's favorite. We both learned that beavers can hold their breathe underwater for twenty minutes. Amazing. To ad excitement to our visit Connor went down the 500 foot zipline which he absolutely loved. It was an adventurous trip for both of us. Safe travels, The Dad

Do you believe in Bigfoot?

Kid On Vacation traveled to Comins, Michigan for the 2nd annual Bigfoot Bash. You ask what is a Bigfoot Bash? It's a gathering for believers and non believers to share information and stories relating to Bigfoot. This was an event that we could not miss. The event was put on by Michigan Magazine Museum which Connor was able to interview Barry Stutesman from Michigan Magazine Television. While there Connor learned how to do a Bigfoot call. I still think he needs to practice at the call more. The big question...Do you believe in Bigfoot? Before you decide watch this video. 
Safe travels, The Dad

Ever feed a giraffe out of your sunroof? The Kid has.

Those who know Connor know that he loves animals and he loves to go to zoos. We drove to Port Clinton, Ohio to visit the African Safari Wildlife Park and kept on driving since it's a drive-thru safari. While there the animals come up to your car and you can feed them pellets and carrots. There are over 450 animals in the park ranging from bisons to giraffes. The best part was watching Connor feed the giraffes from the sunroof. If you go here expect to have a dirty car and a ton of laughs when you leave. 
Safe travels, The Dad

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Kid On Vacation goes to HELL!

That's right Hell... Michigan that is. Connor discovered that Hell was a cool place to visit. The town of Hell is located in Michigan which spans only 12,000 acres and 11,000 acres of it is under water. There are three buildings in Hell, A general store with a post office, an ice cream/souvenir shop and a tavern.  Believe it or not there is also a wedding chapel where couples can get married at. Their motto is " A wedding that starts in Hell has no where to go but up".
This video won the Livingston County Convention and Visitors Bureau contest for the month of June 2011. Thank you Livingston County! Enjoy the video we had a helluva time making it!  The Dad

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Go Make Someone Smile Today!

It's great to see people smile wether they're on vacation or not. We all have the power to put a smile on another persons face. In this video Connor uses his power and makes a lot of people smile. This video was not planned. Connor and I were at the mall and he told me that he wanted to make people smile today and he had an idea of how to do it. So the kid who originally walked into the mall wearing a T-shirt and shorts built his Justin Bieber outfit by visiting three different stores. Luckily, I had a little point and shoot camera on me to capture people walking up to Connor. Not only did he make a lot of people smile he also made two girls chase him. Wether you are a Justin Bieber fan or not this video could put a smile on your face. And as Connor mentions "Have fun and go make someone smile today".  Safe travels, The Dad

Monday, May 30, 2011

Up, Up and Away!

The Kid On Vacation website is up and running. Many late nights. Many early mornings. A lot of work but very satisfying. I think Connor and I both need a vacation. Oh wait...that's more work!
To kick off our website we created a video that's a parody of Eminem's Chrysler Imported From Detroit TV commercial that aired on the Super Bowl. Our video represents the voice of Kids knowing what they want... fun on vacation. Safe travels, The Dad