Having a lot of fun in the human size hamster wheel at the Copernicus Science Centre in Warszawa, Poland in 2011

#ThrowbackThursday: Our Travels (with Kids) 10 and 5 Years Ago

I’m lazy today and don’t want to write much :) so I thought I’d share some of our photos from our travels ten and five years ago. Sometimes it’s really fun to go down the memory lane!

2006 February – Rabka, Poland

During February vacation in 2006 I took my son to Poland to spend some time with my parents. We went to Rabka, Poland, a small town popular with families because of its salt works (it’s a spa town).

My son had fun going sledding with my Dad:

Dziadek (Grandfather) and Wnuczek (grandson) having fun on the sled being pulled by the sleigh in Rabka, Poland, in 2006
Dziadek (Grandfather) and Wnuczek (grandson) having fun on the sled being pulled by the sleigh in Rabka, Poland, in 2006

And learning how to ski:

Learning how to ski on the slopes in Rabka, Poland in 2006
Learning how to ski on the slopes in Rabka, Poland in 2006

2006 May – Boston, Massachusetts

In May 2006 it was time for my mom and my sister to visit us, and we all took a boat trip to the Boston Harbor Islands:

With Boston view behind on a local adventure to Boston Harbor Islands in 2006
With Boston view behind on a local adventure to Boston Harbor Islands in 2006
On Georges Island, one of the Boston Harbor Islands in 2006
On Georges Island, one of the Boston Harbor Islands in 2006

2006 November – Washington, DC

Back in 2006, I worked for a place that had a major convention each year, and the 2006 convention was in Washington, DC. My husband and my son tagged along, and I managed to sneak out to the Washington, DC Smithsonian’s National Zoo with them:

Taking a little break at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC in 2006
Taking a little break at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, DC in 2006

We also visited the National Museum of Natural History:

Very excited to see the dinosaurs at the National Museum of National History in Washington, DC in 2006
Very excited to see the dinosaurs at the National Museum of National History in Washington, DC in 2006

2011 January – Warszawa, Poland

Fast forward five years and it’s four of us traveling now, not just three.

When we visited Poland in the winter of 2010/2011, just before we left we managed to see the brand new, just opened Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland. The kids had a lot of fun in the giant hamster wheel you can see in the featured photo above, and at other exhibits as well:

Examining how your bones move at the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland
Examining how your bones move at the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland

2011 April – Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts

During another school vacation, we did a bit of local travel and went back in time at the Old Sturbridge Village, in Sturbridge, Massachusetts:

Trying his hands at claymaking at Old Sturbridge Village in 2011
Trying his hands at claymaking at Old Sturbridge Village in 2011

2011 August – Florida

2011 was also the first and so far only time we went to Disneyworld. We brought our other grandparents with us, and the kids had fun hanging out with the American Grammy and Grampa.

Holding hands on Main Street in Disneyworld 2011
Holding hands on Main Street in Disneyworld 2011

We also visited the Kennedy Space Center:

at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 2011
at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 2011

What will 2016 bring?

kids playing with the interactive tool allowing them to explore the interior of an Egyptian pyramid
kids playing with the interactive tool allowing them to explore the interior of an Egyptian pyramid

Not sure yet where exactly we’ll travel in 2016. We probably will go to Poland to see the grandparents again, and might segue into Germany. We’d like to go somewhere with the American grandparents too, and perhaps do a little trip on our own as well. I do have over four weeks vacation after all :)

Do you like to look at your old photos on Thursdays? :) Fun, isn’t it? Especially with the kids, watching how much they changed…

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14 thoughts on “#ThrowbackThursday: Our Travels (with Kids) 10 and 5 Years Ago”

  1. That’s a fun idea for a post. I’m totally sentimental! We aren’t far from Old Sturbridge Village, but we’ve never been. Do you think it’s worth going with teens?

    1. Thank you for reading, Tara! If your teens like history and “old times” and like to learn about the way things were long time ago, I think they might like the Old Sturbridge Village. They are likely to remember more than little kids from what they see and learn.

  2. Really want to visit Boston and Washington DC one day – was meant to during our NYC 2 weeks holiday but not once during that fortnight did we leave Manhattan island ha ha ha

  3. Not to sound like a total geek, but that Space Centre sounds SO MUCH FUN. I loved Science museums and the like as a kid. Glad to see they’re still as interesting as ever.

  4. What a great review of some of your travels over the years. My personal fave would have to be Walt Disney World and the Kennedy Space Centre – i’ve been to both and really enjoyed them. Do your kids have any suggestions for activities on your trips or are they just happy to go with the flow? Hope your they appreciate it anyway!
    Happy Travels :-)

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