Tagged: Family Fun

7 Tips for a summer vacation with social distancing and Erie Canal Adventures

Estimated reading time 16 minutes – Let’s start with the hypothesis that our lives have been fundamentally and permanently changed due to the  Coronavirus pandemic. Let’s be honest, we have a long road to reach anything approaching the “normality” of December 2019. Time will show us if we are on a “new normal” or, more likely, just a constantly evolving “next normal.”  In time, as in the 1918 influenza outbreak where 50 – 100 million people worldwide died, our generation too will adapt. So, until our environment changes by finding safe therapeutics and vaccines that are used worldwide, we may be on an unwanted roller coaster of a few next normals. As the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDS) puts it, “The outbreak of...

What is in a name, X Æ A-12, a boat name or otherwise?

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes – Sometimes it is hard to know by simply looking at a name if it is a rock band name, racehorse name, or a boat name. For example, Oasis shows up as a rock band name, racehorse name, as well as a boat name. Well, Oasis is also a girl’s name. I would not be surprised if someone already is or is about to name their child Oasis. Not to mention having a few product names as Oasis.  It is a changing world and, of course, these trends did not start with Coronavirus or Covid-19.  Are you ready for this name?  Can you guess what this stands for: X Æ A-12 ? I’ll give you a clue.  It is not...

You want to buy a boat, eh?

How to make family boating a reality — it’s a fun activity that can also help you reconnect with family and friends Estimated Reading Time: 14 minutes – Let’s start with a wish or perhaps a dream and call it, “I want to have a boat.”  So far, so good. Next, you have to start doing some soul searching and answer the very first simple, but not so simple, question: “why?”  Take your time and be honest with yourself when you’re trying to answer the “why” question. Write it down, think it through long and deep, and talk to your friends and family. Look for people who already have a boat. One of the best places to find such people is in your local chapter...