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How Houston’s ’80s, ’90s kids spent their summer vacations

Kids in the Houston area are finally free of the shackles of the school year and relishing in the sweet bliss of their summer vacation.

The beginning of summer should bring back a lot of fond memories for many of those kids parents – Houston kids of the ’80s and ’90s.

Back then, AstroWorld was still open, we didn’t have helicopter parents tracking us with GPS monitors, there were no smart phones to stare into, and technology hadn’t totally destroyed our imaginations.

Plus there was no caller ID to dash our prank call exploits. We’re sorry about all those calls, Domino’s.

Heck, if we wanted to know where are friends were we just looked for the tangled mess of bicycles in someone’s front yard.

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In a word, kids these days don’t know how good we had it before they came along. Sure they can maybe still do some of these things, but now they have their faces inside their phones or everything is so safe that the fun has been sucked out and replaced with packing peanuts.

Let’s take a trip back to a time when our phones weren’t smart, Bun B was just a guy in UGK, J.J. Watt was playing football in a backyard somewhere in Wisconsin, and there wasn’t an app for fun.

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