Traverse City, Michigan
March 5, 2003
Focus on the Family began in 1977 in response to Dr. James Dobson's increasing concern for the American family, and since that time, it has grown into one of the most well respected and largest family-friendly organizations in the world.
You can learn all about its mission, guiding principles, history, and scope of the organization by going to its website: www.family.org.
You will want to begin your visit at the Welcome Center. It is filled with information, interactive exhibits, gift shop, bookstore, art gallery, and, of course, a re-creation of the famous Whit’s End Soda Shop on the lower level. You and your kids can enjoy lunch and one of Whit’s famous chocolate sodas. Our whole family enjoyed our time very much.
You will also want to take a few rides down A-bend-i-go, a two-story, winding slide for all ages. Grab a burlap bag and let ‘er rip!
Sign up to take one of the free tours of the grounds and facility to see some of the inner workings of the place. The tour was very interesting, especially seeing the radio studio area.
Before you leave, browse the bookstore for the latest titles or on-sale bargains. Our son was able to pick up several Adventures in Odyssey tapes at a very low price.
From journal CO Springs - Natural Beauty and Human Achievement