Let’s hear it for dad! Grandpa, too!
Always willing to bait a fishing pole, read a story, play Marco Polo in the pool or patiently get buried up to his neck in sand. And he figures there’s no better time than the vacation road trip for his teen to practice highway driving.
Gulp! So this year, as we celebrate dads and granddads, uncles and godfathers, let’s think about things that will make this summer’s vacation more fun — for him. You don’t need to spend a lot of money either.
The older kids can put together a playlist of music dad loves — and listen to it with him in the car. The younger ones can make him a card telling him the five reasons they love going on vacation with him. I found one my daughter made when she was 10 or so, and all these years later it still makes me smile.
Maybe dad would never book a massage for himself, but I bet he’d enjoy one on vacation if it were a gift, and if you’re flying, how about downloading a movie or two of his favorite genre?
For the dad heading out on a road trip (and AAA says the vast majority of family vacations will be road trips this summer) consider the FIXD sensor that lets you know if your vehicle has major issues before a breakdown. FIXD connects to the car’s OBD-II port and runs a system diagnostic, turning any car into a smart car. When a car’s check engine light is on, FIXD can tell the driver exactly what’s wrong and how much it should cost to fix the problem ($59.99).
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