What do you think you get when you combine about 40 senior citizens, a 15-year-old and a tour guide? Well you get a whole vacation full of fun.
When I first arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark with my grandparents on our 1999 vacation, I wasn’t sure about what was going to happen. I was meeting numerous people that were about 50 years older than me, but I still had a little bit of hope left that there would be someone near my age on the trip.
Well that didn’t happen, there wasn’t anyone my age there.
As the day went on, I began to realize that, yeah — I was the youngest, but I’m on a vacation of a lifetime so I’m going to enjoy it! That’s when I started having fun, opening up to everyone, and started feeling like part of the group.
I remember one point when this one lady leaned over to me and said, “Well, Sarah, you’ve just gotten about 40 new grandparents.” That was kinda’ cool, because the whole rest of the two weeks every one of them was looking out for me and making sure I was having fun.
So if anyone is reading this and is wondering if they would want to take a trip like this, then I recommend it for you.
To all the grandparents out there… I think you should ask your grandchildren to come along with you on your next trip. It’s a great bonding experience and they will love you forever for thinking of them.
First published on kidstravels.com in 2005.
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