The Accidental Tourists 2

February 9th, 2012

The Accidental Tourists 2 - The 80's

They’re not from here.

(submitted by Dennis)

43 Responses to “The Accidental Tourists 2”

  1. Jaime says:

    Isn’t it weird that in the 80′s boys wore short shorts, and girls wore the long shorts?

  2. Simon says:

    I’m sorry to appear critical of your fine country, but this just screams ‘Americans abroad’. No-one else dresses like this.

  3. Shannon says:

    I’m 99.99% sure, they’re in Busch Gardens Tampa. at the front gate (they still take your pictures in the same place)

  4. Joyce says:

    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.

  5. Snowrider says:

    Next stop: The world’s largest ball of string is only 3.5 short hours away!

  6. Cpt. Haddock says:

    I love it!!! Bandaid boy is rockin’ some serious tropical boxers!

  7. Señor Loco says:

    I think this photo was recently staged — there isn’t one fanny pack among them.

  8. PC says:

    It´s a kind of situation… “show me your leader”

  9. Joanne says:

    No wonder the daughter did not look happy, she had to carry the 25 pound video camera!

  10. Jermainia says:

    Didn’t every teenage girl have those monochromatic flowered shorts in the 1980s?

  11. Joey says:

    Way to blend in with the locals. NOT.

  12. NorandaPete says:

    Big a** video camera = dislocated shoulder!!!!! OUCH…..

  13. leepo says:

    Say it ain’t so! Is that a teeny tiny ponytail bandaid boy is sporting?

  14. Natty says:

    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.

  15. Mav says:

    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!

  16. JB says:

    Hey, that’s at Bush Gardens here in Tampa !

  17. LS says:

    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.

  18. Uncuw Biww says:

    Love the Magnum PI shorts!!!

  19. Happyhero says:

    It’s The Simpsons now the kids have grown up.

  20. Yves says:

    Reminiscent of John Candy and “Summer Rental”.

    • Deepak Siefert says:

      You are spot on – couldn’t come up with the Title. I’l sleep tonight. Thanks.

    • Cleo says:

      I was thinking the Griswolds myself!

      • justme2 says:

        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! :)

    • Thorin Oakenschlong says:

      Dammit, get outta my mind! LOL

  21. Bill Dub says:

    Yeah – and that huge camera probably cost $5,000

  22. girlknees says:

    That’s one mammoth camera!

  23. LPC says:

    That video camera is SO HUGE! Can’t stop laughing at how ridiculous it now seems to carry that around all day.

  24. sbb says:

    hmm, i want to see what was taken on that video camera :-)

  25. TheSchwartz says:

    I didn’t know John Candy made a vacation movie? I would have loved it!

    • sean says:

      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

  26. sean says:

    ha! looks like the Griswolds on another vacation

  27. Jess is from Space says:

    The bandaid on the knee is a nice touch…

  28. Marie says:

    It’s Uncle Buck!

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