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The Digital Family That Travels

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griswold family

As the summer comes to a close, I think back on the traveling that my family has done this summer. While we have not traveled nearly as much as we normally do since we had a new child, we did make two trips to Missouri and a few other small trips around Oklahoma and Texas. The main thing that pops up in my mind about us traveling is how much tech we carry with us. I would expect myself to have a lot since I’m a technophile but not my wife, she hates changing tech and used her last laptop until I forced her to upgrade. My children also travel with a large amount of gadgets. Let’s look at what each of us carried with us for our last trip to Missouri.

Dad(me): 15″ Macbook Pro, Amazon Kindle 2, iPhone 3GS, 60GB iPod, evdo card

Mom(my wife): 15″ Macbook Pro, Canon Rebel xti, 750GB external drive, iPhone 3GS, numerous sd cards, full case of blank cds

Oldest child(age 11): Macbook Air(ssd), iPod Nano, generic cell phone, digital camera, Nintendo DS + games

Middle child(age 5): Nintendo DS + games

Youngest child(age 3 months): electric nose sucker thing

To carry all of this around we drive a Honda Pilot that has 8 seats, a luggage rack on top and a nice DVD player inside to keep our kids entertained if they get bored with their other crap. Note that we do not use a GPS(I think about getting one but honestly don’t care enough).

I have to wonder if other families travel with this much tech or even more maybe. What gadgets do you take on vacation with you?

Written by hornbeck

August 20, 2009 at 1:27 pm

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