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Once you arrive in your new town take the whole family down to the closest visitors center as soon as possible. Tell the workers there what you family loves to do in your spare time and more than likely they will point you to just the right pamphlets you need to plug into activities you love.
A lot of those pamphlets will contain the same information you found doing your online search before you left your old town but, there is something about real touch it pictures and pamphlets that spark the exploration bug in all of us. I find paper pamphlets easier to refer to than website surfing. I also find children get more excited about a paper pamphlet they can hold and explore than they do a website.
Don’t forget to pick up your town’s road map, and one for your county and state too. We may have GPS available to us but it does malfunction and you don’t want to end up stuck in amongst the corn and soy or whatever you new area offers to get lost in. There is also just something about a paper map that can give one a sense of their bearings.
If you have kids pick up pamphlets of attractions they would enjoy such as local zoo’s, children’s museums, ice cream parlors and water parks.
Pick up a listing of state parks and campgrounds, biking trails and hiking trails. Pick up listings of museums and bowling alleys. Hey just pick up every pamphlet they have and when you get home and let the whole family pour over all the things their new town and surrounding areas has to offer.
This post is part of the New Town to Hometown series. Use the links below to dig into the series.
Part One: Becoming Friend Worthy
- It all begins with fellowship with God
- The most important lesson in friendship building
- Are you welcoming?
- Create mutual bonds
- Meet a need and make a friend
- Don’t try to look perfect
- Not everyone is going to be your friend
Part Two: Places To Find Friends
- Start the search online
- Homeschooling groups
- Be the neighbor with the active porch swing
- Breaking the ice and setting goals
Part Three: Creating Community
2.Visit your new local visitors center (you are here)
Silly Stories Of My Moving Adventure
- It is going to be a long trip
- When you give a two year old a marker
- I was a soap opera star for just one day
- A sign that the long trip was about to end
- What happens when your landmarks become cornfields
Become A Snail Pacer
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