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FUN CENTRAL Arlington, Texas is home to family fun such as Six Flags Over Texas which is turning 45 this summer and now features Breakfast with Bugs; Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers at Ameriquest Field in Arlington; the largest waterpark in the Southwest, Hurricane Harbor; and beginning in 2009, the Dallas Cowboys at a brand-new retractable roof stadium; and Arlington is a popular vacation destination by automobile.
To keep the mythological family vacation fun, FUN CENTRAL offers these tips to keep your sense of humor and sanity:
1. Feng shui the car. 2. Hold fake auditions for "American Idol" at all truck stops. 3. Create a psychological profile of the driver next to you. Resist the urge to share it with him via hand gestures. 4. Who has it better, Paris or Nicky? Discuss. 5. Invest in foreign language tapes and learn to say, "Don't make me stop this car!" in 12 languages. 6. Hold conversations by only quoting movie lines, song titles and lyrics, banning "Oops, I did it again" (unless you wish to refer to #10). 7. Implement the rule, "only one in-law per vacation". Take it one step further and ban in-laws altogether. 8. Play Chinese Fire Drill every time you hit standstill traffic. 9. Try going the entire car ride without using your children's middle names. "Rebecca Sue Morganstern!" is not allowed. 10. Beano, Gas X, Ziploc bags and duct tape are your best friends. Really.
If any of the above fails, log on to http://www.arlington.org/ and plan your family vacation the easy way -- with the best prices on hotel rooms and attraction tickets.
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SOURCE: Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Web site: http://www.arlington.org/