They’re not from here.
(submitted by Dennis)
Isn’t it weird that in the 80’s boys wore short shorts, and girls wore the long shorts?
I’m sorry to appear critical of your fine country, but this just screams ‘Americans abroad’. No-one else dresses like this.
Thankfully, nor do most of us Americans. Not anymore, at least.
The bright white tube socks are the best part. In no other country in the world do people wear blindingly white tube socks. Ain’t that America. 🙂
Well, the picture is taken in Florida so they are NOT abroad. Also, this was clearly taken 20+ years ago.
I thought they were German:D
Germans in Florida perhaps? 😉
I’m 99.99% sure, they’re in Busch Gardens Tampa. at the front gate (they still take your pictures in the same place)
You are correct. That park has changed so much.
I was wondering why so many references to John Candy movies specifically til I looked back at the picture and OMG, Dad does look like John Candy! At least he didn’t wear blacksocks with his shorts like so many dads do.
Next stop: The world’s largest ball of string is only 3.5 short hours away!
I love it!!! Bandaid boy is rockin’ some serious tropical boxers!
I think this photo was recently staged — there isn’t one fanny pack among them.
hahahahahaha! Good one.
It´s a kind of situation… “show me your leader”
No wonder the daughter did not look happy, she had to carry the 25 pound video camera!
I was thinking the same thing!!
Didn’t every teenage girl have those monochromatic flowered shorts in the 1980s?
Way to blend in with the locals. NOT.
Big a** video camera = dislocated shoulder!!!!! OUCH…..
Say it ain’t so! Is that a teeny tiny ponytail bandaid boy is sporting?
The girl on the left with the big sunglasses reminds me so much of myself in every family vacation picture we took back in the 80s!!! I also made a point of wearing big shades and looking pissed off. But I had bigger hair.
Oh! Loving the giant cameras…and I think the guy on the right is wearing a surgical scrub shirt back when it was cool to wear those out and about!
Hey, that’s at Bush Gardens here in Tampa !
Agree. That definitely looks like Busch Gardens Tampa.
I can’t help thinking that the site is Epcot, but I can’t think of where. Morocco?
I remember those cameras. My mom carried one around in a giant padded case which made it look just that much more ridiculous.
Yes!! Morocco, that’s it. Have pics taken in same area.
Love the Magnum PI shorts!!!
It’s The Simpsons now the kids have grown up.
Reminiscent of John Candy and “Summer Rental”.
You are spot on – couldn’t come up with the Title. I’l sleep tonight. Thanks.
I was thinking the Griswolds myself!
Yeah me too, Griswalds ala Vacation #1 with Aunth Ethel. Then I read the comment about Dad looking like John Candy and now I’m totall converted to Summer Rental!! I actually own that on DVD (What?? it was in the 5$ DVD bin at Wal Mart, what can I say?) so I’ve watched it this decade and can vouch — it’s spot on! 🙂
Dammit, get outta my mind! LOL
Yeah – and that huge camera probably cost $5,000
That’s one mammoth camera!
That video camera is SO HUGE! Can’t stop laughing at how ridiculous it now seems to carry that around all day.
I can see her carrying the VC, but she’s actually modeling it for us!
hmm, i want to see what was taken on that video camera 🙂
I didn’t know John Candy made a vacation movie? I would have loved it!
holy guacamole’… totally had a brain embolism when i was thinking John Candy was a main character… he only had that bit part near the end as a security guard. whoops
ha! looks like the Griswolds on another vacation
The bandaid on the knee is a nice touch…
It’s Uncle Buck!
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