He did it. My son, Connor, managed to have a great time without video games, movies or TV during our time in Durango. I’m a little surprised. Not that I was expected him to have a complete meltdown without electronics. But I was anticipating some whining and protests.
Driving in the Colorado mountains requires keen concentration and steady nerves. I learned that today as my son and I drove from Durango to Silverton on the fifth day of our electronics-free vacation. The two-lane winding road hugs the mountainside most of the way. A freefall to certain death or dismemberment awaits the driver who […]
Connor learned how to row a boat today. We went whitewater rafting with a tour guide and had a great time. The water in the crystal-clear Animas River was flowing slowly, so it could hardly be called rapids. Still, we had a few exciting moments going through churning water and bouncing off boulders as cold […]
We made it to Colorado today, and Connor and I are still speaking. That means my no-electronics vacation experiment remains on track. Connor hasn’t cried out for his handheld gaming devices, portable DVD player or TV. So I haven’t had to play electronics cop and remind him of our agreement.
A good start. That’s what’s I’d call Sunday, the first day of the electronics-free vacation vacation my 11-year-old son and I are embarking upon.
My 11-year-old son and I are leaving on a road trip to Colorado on Sunday. It will surely be a memorable experience. Not just because we’ll see majestic mountains and towering trees. No, our trip will be memorable, perhaps most of all, because I’m banning all video games, DVDs and TV.