On a fall getaway when they’re too little for school
Our kids in a Wisconsin pumpkin patch in the late 1980s

On a fall getaway when they’re too little for school

Sure you have to drag a diaper bag (not to mention stroller, car seat and a generous supply of Goldfish) everywhere you go, you haven't had a full night's sleep in you can't remember when and the dire economic news makes you wonder how you'll ever pay for preschool, much less college, but then there's the bright side -- travel-wise, anyway. While everyone else is up to their ears in carpools, homework and soccer games, you're free to get out of town.

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A new-style adventure by Disney — with no mouse ears in sight
Jack and Will Andrews do a little souvenir shopping in Durnstein, Austria along the Danube River.

A new-style adventure by Disney — with no mouse ears in sight

We sniff the strong perfume that even kids used, since they bathed so infrequently (servants just once a year) and learn that even though royal children had servants to do everything for them (even brush their teeth), they didn't have a lot of time to play because they were expected at court (sitting quietly for hours). Still, our gang decided they'd rather be royals instead of servants.

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TO AUSTIN, TEXAS
The huge Barton Springs pool seems more like a lake.

TO AUSTIN, TEXAS

All around Lost Pines were other families determined not to miss one second of vacation fun -- floating in the lazy river, watching the kids on the water slide or in the baby pool, saddling up for horseback rides or bike rides around the extensive property (405 acres and an adjoining 1,100-acre nature park!), playing "golf" with preschoolers on the lawn and watching them on the playground nearby.

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Off to see the monkeys
A monkey in the treetops

Off to see the monkeys

A monkey in the treetops takes his time watching us before performing (click image to enlarge)DAY 5 -- Our guide, Gaston Trujillo, says he thinks Costa Rica remains a jumping off point for many venturing into eco tourism for the first time. There are so many different species and habitats to see here, he explains, without great distances.

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