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More Responses to Our Parents' Poll Question

Tony Hawk
CHAMPION SKATEBOARDER
My three boys [Riley, 12, Spencer, 5, and Keegan, 2] and I love the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui—an amazing family place with a labyrinth of waterslides. On the plane ride there, I play DVD's for the kids in a small window on my PowerBook while I use the rest of the screen as my work space." (www.grandwailea.com )

Eileen Fisher
FASHION DESIGNER
Our best vacation was Family Week in July at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. My daughter, Sasha, then 7, was in the Little Forest People group—lots of tree climbing and rope swinging—while Zachary, 11, played a woodsman in the Adventure Games. I took part in a dance class for women. We met up for meals and family activities, such as yoga. It was the perfect balance of togetherness and personal discovery." (www.eomega.org )

Wendy Wasserstein
PLAYWRIGHT
Last summer, my 4-year-old daughter and I went to the Breakers in Palm Beach. Yes, in the middle of the heat. We loved it. The hotel was empty and much more reasonably priced than in winter. We swam early and late, and in between went inside for a hot-dog lunch and a long nap—as if we were in Rome in August." (www.thebreakers.com )

Bradley Whitford
ACTOR, NOW APPEARING IN NBC'S WEST WING
We desperately need to shake our Etch-A-Sketch, so to speak. This summer, we're going to Toronto, where Jane [Kaczmarek] will be working on a movie, and our kids [Frances, 6; George, 4; and Louisa, 15 months] and I will be checking out the playgrounds and pools. Then we'll be at our house in northwestern Connecticut. For us, heaven is Mudge Pond in the town of Sharon."

Todd English
CHEF AND OWNER, OLIVES GROUP RESTAURANTS WORLDWIDE
"My kids are 8, 10, and 13, and a truly memorable vacation for us was spent in a rented villa in Lucca, Italy. We got it through Tuscany Now. Lucca is in the Tuscan hills, and is one of the most beautiful places in the world. We ate simply: pasta, grilled pizza, and gelato—lots of gelato." (www.tuscanynow.com )

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