Vacation Station – Next Stop: Family Fun Town
In honor of Roberta Calhoun, the Sun, Sand & Smiles photo contest winner. Her son Trey is featured in the photo riding his bike in a local parade.Ah, vacation; the time of the year when you can leave behind the stresses of work, the worries of schedules and enjoy some good old fashioned family time. We live in a world of instant communication. The years of snail mail and phone booths are vanishing quickly and they are being replaced with instant messaging and e-mails on cell phones. This type of environment may contribute to productivity at work, but it detracts from family down time. Family vacations are one of the only true relaxing times where we can forget the hustle and bustle of home and focus on experiencing new things with the whole family. Vacations can be great for your health too. Stress has been reported to encourage weight gain, reduce efficiency of the immune system, and increase blood pressure. With instant access to work by means of e-mails and the internet, it is becoming more difficult to escape life’s stressors. Thankfully, family vacations often help parents to put their phones down and enjoy the moment, easing the effects of stress on your health. Family-bonding is perhaps the most important feature of a good family vacation. If you have children, watching them have new experiences is what being a parent is all about. If it is just you and your spouse, a family vacation may be just what you need to get back to that “Honeymoon stage”. Memories are created that can never be wiped away and everyone leaves a vacation much more in-tuned with each other. At Delta Dental of Arkansas, we value vacations because we know you will smile and laugh more during your time off than you probably do during normal everyday activities. We love to see beautiful smiles which is why we asked for your vacation pictures for our Sun, Sand and Smiles Facebook contest. While we enjoyed seeing so many vacation grins, our winner can’t be denied. As voted by our Facebook followers, the sweet smile of Trey came out on top. Congratulations, Roberta & Trey!! Roberta has very graciously donated the winnings of this contest to 2 charities of her choosing: A Woman's Place in Cabot, AR & Beyond Boundaries in Ward, AR.Thank you to those who entered our contest, and in honor of all the vacation smiles, we encourage you to schedule a family vacation before the summer is over!