The seniors were "just a little bit preoccupied" with minutiae such as which grandchild was about to sully his photogenic outfit.
So when the three Deaton generations reunited last year, they congregated at an unpretentious, 22-cabin Adirondacks camp called Timberlock (518/648-5494, June—Sept.; 802/453-2540, Oct.—May; family of four from 6; book at least a year in advance).
Alabama: Imagine how people lived more than 10,000 years ago at Russell Cave National Monument in Bridgeport, Ala., along the state's northern border.
The cave is one of the oldest known prehistoric settlements in the United States.
West of Moab, you can take the 13-mile loop, which climbs over 1,000 feet in elevation onto Poison Spider Mesa.
It descends fast and sharp along Portal Trail, your return route.
Russell Cave charges no admission fee, which is perfect if you're looking for free things to do on your vacation.
While you're in the area, drive 30 miles south to Scottsboro, Ala., to pick up unique travel souvenirs from the Unclaimed Baggage Center.
It’s all about what type of terrain, flow, and length you want.Walk the boardwalk into the cave and marvel at the beautiful view.The park staff leads nature walks and lantern hikes and will even demonstrate prehistoric tools and weapons.They launch from two points: Dreher Island at the western part of the lake and Spence Island to the southeast. D.): There are no fireworks at Mount Rushmore, but don't let that stop you.There's a admission fee to Dreher Island State Park for people 15 years and older. Celebrating the Fourth of July beneath the towering mugs of four American presidents is one of the most patriotic events going.