Your Oviedo Dentist June 2017

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June 2017

SummerMemories in theMaking

The Importance of the Summer Vacation

of the Baltic Sea. Plus, 24-hour room service didn’t hurt either — and there were many cuisines from around the region to sample. If you have considered a cruise like this, we recommended it for any family. It’s an unforgettable experience. Of course, when it comes to making memories with your family, the family vacation cannot be beat. It’s a time that allows you to be present with everyone in your family and to “plug in” and really get to know one another outside of the context of work and school. We use our family vacations not only to get out and enjoy time together, but to talk about goals for the year to come. When it comes to our daughter, we discuss goals for the next school year. We make a mini-plan to hold her accountable and help her reach her goals, and then, finally, we begin planning the next year’s adventure. Vacation makes a great incentive for hitting those goals, which is why we’re going to Puerto Rico this year! Who knows what goals we’ll set for next year, but I know we’ll have fun and learn something new along the way. Sahira Lopez

For many families, summer is a time for vacations and a chance to get away from the ordinary. Whether you take a few days, a week, or longer, family vacations let you unwind and spend quality time with the people you love. This year, our family will be doing something a little out of the ordinary. My daughter and I will be spending a month in Puerto Rico, with Dr. Lopez visiting when he can (he will be balancing time off with a few other obligations). This monthlong trip to Puerto Rico is about a year in the making, and it came from a discussion we had as a family on our last vacation. Last summer, our family took a weeklong Disney Cruise through Northern Europe. It was an amazing, educational week that gave us an opportunity to see five countries along the Baltic Sea: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, and Estonia. In Finland, we spent a day on a farm with a family who lived and worked there. We got to see how they lived and learned all about their local traditions. In Sweden, our daughter was thrilled to visit a museum dedicated to Pippi Longstocking, one of her favorite fictional characters. The author of Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren, is from Sweden, and the character is highly revered, even to this day. When we arrived in Russia, we visited my favorite destination, the State Hermitage Museum. The museum is located in Saint Petersburg and is one of the oldest museums in the world. It’s also the site of many amazing works of art, including pieces by Leonardo Da Vinci and Rembrandt. The artwork by these legends is incredible to see up close and in person, especially Da Vinci’s masterpieces. His vision was so ahead of his time, and it shows! Throughout the cruise, Dr. Lopez loved to spend time relaxing on the balcony of our room on the ship. From there, he could admire the architecture of the many destinations while enjoying the calm

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