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TEXAS LIFESTYLE | ROAD TRIP

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By Marika Flatt

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amilies often gather three generations (sometimes more!) at someone’s house, and that poor someone has to clean, cook and entertain over the holidays in their home. Instead, why not find somewhere fun for your family to meet for holiday celebrations, so it’s a vacation for everyone? This year, we’re (not) home for the holidays!

A BASIC KIDS' PLAYROOM

Cypress Bend Resort Many, Louisiana

This family friendly resort is literally minutes over the Texas/Louisiana border. The resort is on the Cajun side of Toledo Bend Lake, but when you’re on the other side of the lake, you’re in Texas. This reasonablypriced golf resort is a good option if you have family coming from Austin, Houston or Dallas—and even from Mississippi, as we do. Cypress Bend is a down-to-earth resort with the basics for a great big family trip. We love the golf villas where you can get two adjoining rooms with a living room and full kitchen in the center; both rooms have two double beds (so you can sleep eight people). You can request that your family be in an area together, which adds to the fellowship. In the golf villas building, kids can run around, play pool in the game room at the end of the hall, and families can get on a meal rotation where only one part of the family has to cook and clean at each meal. There’s an 18-hole golf course, indoor/outdoor pool, fitness room, bar and onsite restaurant. There’s also a city park just a few miles down the road with a small beach and lake swimming area. CYPRESSBEND.COM

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