family_picnicWhen we hit Memorial Day, usually that is the sign that summer is here. How will you celebrate the start of warmer weather, barbeques and days at the beach. We talked about Memorial Day Weekend trips and adventures at our May 16 Monday Night Twitter Party. What is the best three-day weekend trip you’ve took? What are you cooking on the holiday? These questions and more were asked at the party.HOW WILL YOU SPEND MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND?
@travelermode: Unpacking, most likely, lol! Our long weekend in Canada is Victoria Day weekend (May 20-24)
@DanielleLeitch :We really enjoy 3day wknds @RitzCarlton #Orlando property – they have tons of festivities for parents + kids! Can’t wait!
@ramblingstump:  We haven’t fully decided. I think we’re going to have a party 🙂
 
WHAT WAS THE BEST 3-DAY WEEKEND TRIP U TOOK?
@CindyRichards: Best 3-weekend trip was sailing my boat across Lake Michigan to S. Haven and back. Loved it
@TeresaShaw:  Our recent #roadtrip to Niagara Falls was really fun
@zwei2go: My 2nd best 3 day weekend was to Keukenhof, Holland to see the tulips and visit wooden shoe and cheese factory
 
HOW DO YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF A 3-DAY
@LorraineTravels: Mackinac Island – hubby came – he doesn’t usually travel with us.
@kimorlando: O wait – I take it back. No planning b/c we have a big Italian wedding on 5/29. WE will need 3/30 to recover
@DebMomOf3: My 3-day weekend trip is a week early – heading over to the Lake MI shoreline for a conference on Friday!
 
WHAT ARE YOUR FAMILY’S FAVORITE MEMORIAL DAY FOODS? HAVE A RECIPE TO SHARE?
@KellyDeanOttawa: Favourite May long weekend foods – Anything BBQ’d – and S’Mores
@sethandshannon1: Sue and Glorias baked beans!
@judy511: Grilled portobellas. For adults, watermelon ‘ritas
 
WHAT TIPS DO YOU HAVE FOR GETTING A GREAT MEMORIAL DAY DEAL?
@ramblingstump: Rule of opposites the best deals are early birds (booked b4 2/1) or last minutes after 5/1. Check last min sites
@travelwbella: plan early and be creative about where to go. Remember that so many off beat places can be fun for kids with the right approach.
@danielleleitch: high end properties reaching out to locals – even offering resort for "day trip". Worth investigating
 
WHAT DO U LIKE BEST ABOUT 3-DAY WEEKENDS?
@travelwbella: traveling of course!
@CampingRoadTrip: A6 – “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
@CindyRichards: A6: What I like best abt 3-day wknds: They lead into 4-day workweeks!