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Vacation

The Hang Over

“My Mom was worried about my trip to the Grand Canyon. I sent her this picture.”

(via source)

No Rod Required

My kids were canoeing at a park when my son saw the tail of this huge grass carp and decided he wanted it. With no fishing rod or gear, he just hopped out of the canoe and grabbed it up. He loved on it for a little, letting the ‘mammarazzi’ shoot some pics, and released the shocked fish. Then I sent him home with his dad, since he smelled like a giant fish.”

(via source)

Moonlight Over Manhattan

“Photo taken at Times Square.  We were surprised when we looked back through the photos!”

(submitted by Jennifer)

Miserable In Virginia

“We were on vacation visiting friends in Virginia. It was a very hot day & we were sightseeing. My son clearly was done with the heat, the sightseeing & the fact that he was dealing with three teenage girls.”

(submitted by Linda)

Cruise Control

“This is my EPIC family on a cruise in 97′.. my sister is the clock work orange girl and my brother thought he was 2pac although, we grew up in the suburbs..(well he might still think he is straight outta Compton)… My mothers pants.. need I say more? God rest her soul… and we also found Waldo that day (aka my dad).. Not that I’m a saint in my tapered jeans. However, any time my husband questions my sanity.. I pull this bad boy out and am immediately forgiven, having hailed from such a troubled past, I’m not all that bad!!!!!”

(submitted by Anna)

Without A Paddle

“The adults insisted that we didn’t need a guide to ride down the Nantahala River. The river is considered to have “class III family-friendly rapids.”However, my family were obviously novices. Most of the journey passed without incident, but we were taking on water – lots of it. The falls were the pinnacle of the trip. Dad bounced out the back of the raft. My stepmom jumped out after him while my sister grabbed me and told me to get ready for the camera. That’s us in the front of the boat. My aunt, uncle and cousins tried to steer the rogue vessel ashore to no avail. Men threw ropes from the edge of the river and I remember seeing a sign that read something about dangerous rapids ahead. More ropes dangled across the river, so you could latch on and save yourself as a last resort. It took the remaining adults and some help from the bank, but they managed to beach the raft and everyone made it to safety. Everyone involved tells different stories about that day with varying levels of intensity. For example, my aunt still insists that we were in no danger because ‘a bunch of nuns could do it.’ I’m not quite sure what that means.”

(submitted by Amanda)

Welcome To Arkansas

“During a road trip from Kansas to Florida in 1987, this was my standard pose for all state welcome signs. None more appropriate than Arkansas.”

(submitted by Derek)

Overboard

“We went out for a sail with a group of friends, but one wasn’t really a sailor. When we had to ‘tack’ and the sail changed direction she just lay there until (helped by the weight of her chest) she began to slip head first, screaming, in to the Mediterranean. Thankfully some quick thinkers grabbed her ankles in time. I just reached for the camera to get this classic action shot.”

(submitted by Victoria)

We Survived A Bear Sniff

“My brother, a bear, and I on our first backpacking trip about 12 years ago in the Glen Aulin backpacker’s campground in Yosemite National Park. My dad took the pic while he was making breakfast, it was about 6:30 a.m. We were startled, and then more in awe, but not scared as black bears don’t bother people unless you’re messing with their kids. The bear walked right past us to our bear proof food canister, sniffed it, batted it around, then walked away.”

(via source)

Try Pot

“This is me, front center with my sisters and two cousins visiting a ginger factory… We didn’t try the drugs as suggested.”

(submitted by Marissa in Australia)