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44. The IRA was blowing stuff up in Northern Ireland.
We were going to go there, but decided against it.
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  -Would You Let Your 18 Year Old Daughter Travel Alone with a Friend in Europe? Emit  Mar-06-09 08:19 PM   #0 
  - Does she know karate?  Idealism   Mar-06-09 08:19 PM   #1 
  - Actually, she does but has not been in training for a while.  Emit   Mar-06-09 08:20 PM   #4 
     - There is no age measurement of responsibility  Idealism   Mar-06-09 08:35 PM   #37 
        - She's 18 by law she can do what she wants!  norepubsin08   Mar-06-09 09:02 PM   #78 
  - My parents let me do it.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Mar-06-09 08:20 PM   #2 
  - Yah. That was then.  aquart   Mar-06-09 08:21 PM   #6 
     - The IRA was blowing stuff up in Northern Ireland.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Mar-06-09 08:40 PM   #44 
     - yeah, I got searched by British cops in Victoria Station in 1973  kwassa   Mar-06-09 08:46 PM   #56 
     - I want to go to Ireland again so bad  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Mar-06-09 09:54 PM   #103 
        - That would be a bit difficult  FunkyLeprechaun   Mar-07-09 01:11 AM   #134 
        - My Irish friends say the issue is moot. They'll all soon be part of "Europe"  HamdenRice   Mar-07-09 07:31 AM   #151 
           - That wasn't the impression I got from the Irish when I was there  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Mar-07-09 08:07 PM   #206 
           - My husband would disagree with you lol ;)  BamaGirl   Mar-07-09 11:49 PM   #220 
        - Just a bit petty that!  steaa   Mar-07-09 08:58 AM   #162 
        - but living there still totally sucks if you're cathoilic  bettyellen   Mar-07-09 06:19 PM   #194 
        - Well, they don't count  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Mar-07-09 08:06 PM   #205 
        - Sorry, but I'm not giving Northern Ireland any money unless it's returned to it's rightful owners  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Mar-07-09 08:03 PM   #203 
        - Going there made me even more of a nationalist  WildEyedLiberal   Mar-07-09 06:24 PM   #195 
           - I'm already pretty hardcore about that  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Mar-07-09 08:05 PM   #204 
     - You have a really distorted idea of the news  anigbrowl   Mar-06-09 08:43 PM   #50 
     - ...  otherlander   Mar-06-09 09:01 PM   #77 
  - Now? NO!  aquart   Mar-06-09 08:20 PM   #3 
  - Why? I need to know what to do with these kids when grandparents aren't around  Emit   Mar-06-09 08:22 PM   #9 
  - You live someplace without crime?  sandnsea   Mar-06-09 08:21 PM   #5 
  - Not really.... The us has areas with more serious crime... but most Americans  Lost in CT   Mar-06-09 08:48 PM   #57 
     - About the crime...I don't really think so  DeepBlueC   Mar-06-09 08:56 PM   #70 
        - And even the "Red Light" districts in places like Amsterdam, Hamburg and Paris are quite safe.....  marmar   Mar-06-09 08:58 PM   #74 
        - Actually I consider upscale malls  ProudDad   Mar-06-09 11:23 PM   #122 
        - Well I was thinking more of southern europe such as Rome or Barcelona...  Lost in CT   Mar-06-09 09:07 PM   #81 
           - I live in rural America  sandnsea   Mar-06-09 09:12 PM   #83 
           - A place where admittedly there are no street people...  Lost in CT   Mar-06-09 09:26 PM   #89 
              - Interesting, never been to such a place  sandnsea   Mar-06-09 09:49 PM   #98 
              - Southern Fairfield County CT is a whole other place I admit...  Lost in CT   Mar-06-09 09:54 PM   #102 
              - You could probably just have a chat with her about how to handle money  wickerwoman   Mar-07-09 08:12 PM   #207 
           - I don't think that's exclusive to southern Europe....  marmar   Mar-06-09 09:15 PM   #85 
              - I havn't been to Geermany in twenty plus years... so I couldn't comment.  Lost in CT   Mar-06-09 09:27 PM   #90 
                 - More than a little reversed now.  GoneOffShore   Mar-06-09 11:48 PM   #128 
  - FIrst off, I think it's fine as long as she's savvy.......  marmar   Mar-06-09 08:21 PM   #7 
  - Let her go! What an opportunity! The big question is, do you trust her?  babylonsister   Mar-06-09 08:21 PM   #8 
  - I did. My daughter was given a trip to Europe to visit 4 countries  FrenchieCat   Mar-06-09 08:22 PM   #10 
  - How long ago was that?  Emit   Mar-06-09 08:24 PM   #14 
     - That was in 2005, the year of her graduation.  FrenchieCat   Mar-06-09 08:27 PM   #26 
        - omg! Wonderful!!  Emit   Mar-06-09 08:30 PM   #30 
           - Hope your daughter chooses Harvard if offered! It'sTop of the line!  FrenchieCat   Mar-06-09 08:34 PM   #36 
              - Cambridge in particular, Boston in general is heaven for college students  DeepBlueC   Mar-06-09 08:58 PM   #75 
  - There tends to be a lot of hysteria  Cheney Killed Bambi   Mar-06-09 08:23 PM   #11 
  - It's scary but she's old enough to be going to college so maybe it would be ok?  GreenPartyVoter   Mar-06-09 08:23 PM   #12 
  - She could be pulled into an alley and robbed  Demobrat   Mar-06-09 08:24 PM   #13 
  - oh for heavens sake yes.... It sounds like the perfect adventure...  annabanana   Mar-06-09 08:24 PM   #15 
  - See the movie, 'Taken'! nt  OmmmSweetOmmm   Mar-06-09 08:24 PM   #16 
  - I saw it... It was a stupid "24" style hyperfest... ridiculous... n/t  annabanana   Mar-06-09 08:25 PM   #20 
  - Agreed. If it makes more than $15 at the box office it would be a crime.....  marmar   Mar-06-09 08:40 PM   #46 
  - The movie Was fiction but sex trafficking in Europe isn't. She has to be Aware.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Mar-07-09 06:52 AM   #146 
  - I thought Taken was great. The International really stunk.  Just-plain-Kathy   Mar-07-09 08:28 AM   #156 
  - I normally don't like movies like Taken, but they developed Liam Neeson's character  OmmmSweetOmmm   Mar-07-09 10:37 AM   #167 
     - I always tell my daughter, never get into a car with a stranger, or walk away alone with him...  Just-plain-Kathy   Mar-07-09 11:27 AM   #171 
     - I understand entirely. .  OmmmSweetOmmm   Mar-07-09 12:57 PM   #175 
     - That's completely ridiculous...  wickerwoman   Mar-07-09 08:18 PM   #209 
  - Yes, use pop culture works of fiction to determine life choices; that's what smart people do  Posteritatis   Mar-07-09 06:16 PM   #193 
  - Personally, no I would not... 18 is age 10 with 8 years' experience.  Bluebear   Mar-06-09 08:24 PM   #17 
  - Good way to put it.  Gman   Mar-06-09 08:26 PM   #22 
  - For some people 40 is age 10 with 30 years experience...  ddeclue   Mar-06-09 08:38 PM   # 
     - I like to consider myself in that category  Gman   Mar-07-09 08:22 PM   #210 
  - We now know how you were at 18  AZ Criminal JD   Mar-06-09 09:34 PM   #92 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-06-09 10:31 PM   #110 
  - yep, asia too n/t  upi402   Mar-06-09 08:25 PM   #18 
  - I wouldn't allow it because  Gman   Mar-06-09 08:25 PM   #19 
  - Sure.  anigbrowl   Mar-06-09 08:26 PM   #21 
  - She's your kid .............  Tangerine LaBamba   Mar-06-09 08:26 PM   #23 
  - Yes, we talked before they offered. But, I didn't realize that they would have  Emit   Mar-06-09 08:38 PM   #41 
     - EMIT!!!! Listen to your gut!!!!  blaze   Mar-06-09 09:04 PM   #80 
     - you just need a few firm rules for when they are apart  DeepBlueC   Mar-06-09 09:16 PM   #86 
     - Isn't it funny  Tangerine LaBamba   Mar-06-09 10:26 PM   #109 
     - It's can be really tough, but sooner or later --- she will go.  RiverStone   Mar-07-09 03:18 PM   #187 
  - Of course I would. nt  ZombieHorde   Mar-06-09 08:26 PM   #24 
  - Can someone chaparone them for those days?  MadMaddie   Mar-06-09 08:27 PM   #25 
  - That's what I was thinking - like a walking tour or something and then  Emit   Mar-06-09 08:32 PM   #33 
  - a chaperone for an 18 year old? I was married at that age.  robinlynne   Mar-06-09 08:37 PM   #39 
     - Tx, robinlynne. Good ideas.  Emit   Mar-06-09 08:41 PM   # 
        - But if they understand not to follow strangers into nightclubs, dark alleys, all the "don'ts,  robinlynne   Mar-06-09 08:54 PM   #68 
  - She's 18. How can you "let" her do anything?  Lyric   Mar-06-09 08:27 PM   #27 
  - lol, so she says.  Emit   Mar-06-09 08:32 PM   #34 
  - One can control the purse strings  marshall   Mar-08-09 09:21 AM   #224 
     - Not all parents bankroll college, and in this instance, the grandparents  Lyric   Mar-08-09 12:25 PM   #226 
  - She's 18. You don't have to "let" her do anything for her to do it.  eyesroll   Mar-06-09 08:29 PM   #28 
  - My daughter spent a semester in Rome  noamnety   Mar-06-09 08:29 PM   #29 
  - Am I missing something here?  TXDemGal   Mar-06-09 08:31 PM   #31 
  - Great Britain and France seriously?  Generator   Mar-06-09 08:32 PM   #32 
  - Friend or boyfriend?  ddeclue   Mar-06-09 08:33 PM   #35 
  - Great tips and thanks for the feedback.  Emit   Mar-06-09 08:44 PM   #52 
  - Lol...helicopter parent.  Xithras   Mar-06-09 08:35 PM   #38 
  - Me? No.  MrSlayer   Mar-06-09 08:38 PM   #40 
  - 18? No. Too young. She or he would not have my blessing.  Maru Kitteh   Mar-06-09 08:38 PM   #42 
  - And you're the Pope  Toucano   Mar-06-09 11:25 PM   #125 
  - It's a great present. Let her go. Definitely. One of your duties is safety,  saltpoint   Mar-06-09 08:39 PM   #43 
  - My Son and his girlfriend are off to Europe in May for 35 days...  kitty1   Mar-06-09 08:40 PM   #45 
  - At 18 I went away by myself and three others  Texasgal   Mar-06-09 08:41 PM   #47 
  - What a fantastic experience to have!  norepubsin08   Mar-06-09 09:12 PM   #84 
  - My neice was gut-shot in Paris on her post-grad trip (from Auburn).  DemoTex   Mar-06-09 08:41 PM   #48 
  - Yeah, but that could easily happen in the US, so that's not a good reason to say no  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Mar-06-09 09:56 PM   #104 
     - Much more likely to happen here .. I agree.  DemoTex   Mar-07-09 06:45 PM   #198 
        - I went to Italy with my college honors group and one of the guys got held up at gunpoint  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Mar-07-09 08:14 PM   #208 
           - I was held up at gunpoint in London in 1992.  DemoTex   Mar-07-09 08:31 PM   #211 
  - Depends on your daughter, really  blaze   Mar-06-09 08:43 PM   #49 
  - Your daughter could be held up while stopping in for gas. Kidnapped while  glowing   Mar-06-09 08:44 PM   #51 
  - Do you trust the friend?  rwheeler31   Mar-06-09 08:44 PM   #53 
  - Yeah, but she's very shy. My daughter is the more worldly one of the two.  Emit   Mar-06-09 08:48 PM   # 
     - Then it sounds OK to me  muriel_volestrangler   Mar-07-09 04:36 AM   #138 
  - Depends on the kid...  RevolutionStartsNow   Mar-06-09 08:45 PM   #54 
  - For sure  Richard D   Mar-06-09 08:45 PM   #55 
  - Your daughter can get beat up on the streets of wherever it is you live as much as anywhere. If she  ogneopasno   Mar-06-09 08:48 PM   #58 
  - Safer than Mexico  sallylou666   Mar-06-09 08:49 PM   #59 
  - I was having a discussion with another parent who is from Mexico. When I told him my daughter was  Emit   Mar-06-09 08:51 PM   #65 
     - Yes, very dangerous  sallylou666   Mar-06-09 08:54 PM   #67 
        - Thanks, sallylou666, for your input and welcome to DU  Emit   Mar-06-09 08:55 PM   #69 
        - Huge generalization -- in northern border cities, particularly Tijuana and Juarez,  LuckyLib   Mar-08-09 08:00 PM   #235 
  - Hell, I travelled to Mexico by myself at that age.  readmoreoften   Mar-06-09 08:49 PM   #60 
  - Times have changed  sallylou666   Mar-06-09 08:51 PM   #66 
     - Agreed. I'm not likely to travel to Mexico any time soon. Perhaps D.F. but still...  readmoreoften   Mar-06-09 08:57 PM   #73 
     - Mexico isn't Western Europe...I wouldn't go to Mexico either and..  ddeclue   Mar-06-09 09:00 PM   #76 
     - Nope, it's because of the PHONY "war" on drugs.  ProudDad   Mar-06-09 11:24 PM   #124 
  - Alone with a friend is not "alone".. My son went to college in Italy  SoCalDem   Mar-06-09 08:49 PM   #61 
  - "Alone with a friend" - NO. With a school/ group - YES  Myrina   Mar-06-09 08:51 PM   #62 
  - Europe is no more dangerous than most American cities, probably less.  kwassa   Mar-06-09 08:51 PM   #63 
  - Definitely!  Withywindle   Mar-06-09 08:51 PM   #64 
  - Yes, of course!  Cronus Protagonist   Mar-06-09 08:56 PM   #71 
  - I spent six months traveling through Europe at 17  walkaway   Mar-06-09 08:57 PM   #72 
  - Let her go if she's responsible, just make sure she calls.  40ozDonkey   Mar-06-09 09:04 PM   #79 
  - I traveled throughout Europe in my early 20's, never felt safer.  Pisces   Mar-06-09 09:12 PM   #82 
  - So did I.  Withywindle   Mar-06-09 10:11 PM   #105 
  - you know your daughter best  dana_b   Mar-06-09 09:18 PM   #87 
  - YES - She will join the thousands of youth from every country  OutNow   Mar-06-09 09:23 PM   #88 
  - Depends on the daughter.  leftyclimber   Mar-06-09 09:32 PM   #91 
  - sure......  Mind_your_head   Mar-07-09 10:45 PM   #216 
  - I'm really surprised that..  stillcool   Mar-06-09 09:40 PM   #93 
  - as a long time flight attendant I flew many college age kids to Europe  flyarm   Mar-06-09 09:42 PM   #94 
  - My 19 year old spent last summer overseas, alone.  riderinthestorm   Mar-06-09 09:44 PM   #95 
  - As long as you reinforce proper safety procedures and guidelines they should be OK  RFKHumphreyObama   Mar-06-09 09:45 PM   #96 
  - Some people's daughters enlist and go to Iraq. Is yours raised so poorly she can't cope with Europe?  TahitiNut   Mar-06-09 09:47 PM   #97 
  - I wouldn't let my daughter go, but that's just me. I'm  LibDemAlways   Mar-06-09 09:51 PM   #99 
  - Northwestern Europe is about the safest spot on Earth  Eryemil   Mar-06-09 09:51 PM   #100 
  - I traveled alone in Europe when I was 19 or 20  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Mar-06-09 09:53 PM   #101 
  - They're adults for crying out loud.  alarimer   Mar-06-09 10:20 PM   #106 
  - Yes!! I've let my 16 year old spend days alone in Paris  cally   Mar-06-09 10:22 PM   #107 
  - Yes. In fact, I would encourage my daughter to travel overseas at that age.  Fleshdancer   Mar-06-09 10:24 PM   #108 
  - If they are 'morally grounded' and have a bit of savvy.....I say let 'em go  Mind_your_head   Mar-06-09 10:32 PM   #111 
  - The UK and France? Sure. Southern Europe? No.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Mar-06-09 10:34 PM   #112 
  - let?  fizzgig   Mar-06-09 10:36 PM   #113 
  - It depends upon the friend! My daughter worked and lived in Brasil  janx   Mar-06-09 10:38 PM   #114 
  - she is 18 years old, she doesn't need your permission  JI7   Mar-06-09 10:40 PM   #115 
  - Yes, they can stay safe.  tammywammy   Mar-06-09 10:41 PM   #116 
  - I went when I was 18...  Adsos Letter   Mar-06-09 11:19 PM   #120 
  - No, absolutely not.  Hepburn   Mar-06-09 10:50 PM   #117 
  - Do you make life decisons based on movies?  tabasco   Mar-07-09 02:53 AM   #137 
     - Click....  Hepburn   Mar-07-09 12:36 PM   #173 
     - Depressingly common these days, too  Posteritatis   Mar-07-09 06:12 PM   #192 
  - Taken is fiction. Let her go.  Pithlet   Mar-06-09 11:10 PM   #118 
  - My answer would be yes, and for the following reasons...  Adsos Letter   Mar-06-09 11:14 PM   #119 
  - It's safer in any city in GB and France  ProudDad   Mar-06-09 11:21 PM   #121 
  - Yes.  Toucano   Mar-06-09 11:23 PM   #123 
  - I think a lot of it depends on what city, what country  Hippo_Tron   Mar-06-09 11:27 PM   #126 
  - She doesn't need your permission, so you can either  NYC Liberal   Mar-06-09 11:42 PM   #127 
  - She's 18  donheld   Mar-06-09 11:51 PM   #129 
  - Depends where in Europe.  prayin4rain   Mar-07-09 12:10 AM   #130 
  - My parents didn't get to make those kinds of decisions for me when I was 18  distantearlywarning   Mar-07-09 12:17 AM   #131 
  - Buy yourself a ticket and go with them . . .  defendandprotect   Mar-07-09 12:56 AM   #132 
  - Of course I would let her travel to Europe. She will not be alone anyway  WillieW   Mar-07-09 01:00 AM   #133 
  - I disagree, see the movie taken - key in "Taken" on youTube  Imagevision   Mar-07-09 01:13 AM   #135 
  - It's a movie, for pete's sake.  MineralMan   Mar-07-09 10:28 AM   #164 
  - my cousin & her 2 friends just did it. no problems at all. they loved it.  Hannah Bell   Mar-07-09 01:34 AM   #136 
  - Thats not really "alone" in Europe. I say yes.  aikoaiko   Mar-07-09 05:37 AM   #139 
  - Yes I would even encourage her.  dcindian   Mar-07-09 05:46 AM   #140 
  - Interrailing is common - my sister did it.  Donald Ian Rankin   Mar-07-09 05:56 AM   #141 
  - No  madaboutharry   Mar-07-09 05:59 AM   #142 
  - When I was nineteen  malaise   Mar-07-09 06:02 AM   #143 
  - I went to Cairo, Egypt at 18....alone...had only a name of  illuminaughty   Mar-07-09 06:09 AM   #144 
  - She's a legal adult -- there is no question of "letting" her do anything (nt)  Autumn Colors   Mar-07-09 06:26 AM   #145 
  - My daughter spent her fall semester in Tanzania at 19.  alphafemale   Mar-07-09 06:58 AM   #147 
  - Yes! It's the opportunity of a lifetime. Make sure she uses her head.  tekisui   Mar-07-09 07:00 AM   #148 
  - she's an adult at 18, right?? i wouldn't pay for any trip to europe,  ejpoeta   Mar-07-09 07:04 AM   #149 
  - Does she go unescorted here in the US? Let her go!  B Calm   Mar-07-09 07:05 AM   #150 
  - Nope. Our daughter went at age 21 with a friend.  trof   Mar-07-09 07:56 AM   #152 
  - Grandparents won a trip through Grandpa's work - and their plans are set and paid for  Emit   Mar-07-09 11:15 AM   #169 
  - I traveled Europe alone and had NO problems at all.  cynatnite   Mar-07-09 08:00 AM   #153 
  - Do you trust your daughter? Is she responsible?  Redneck Socialist   Mar-07-09 08:05 AM   #154 
  - Hell no, put her in a tower and protect her virginity until the fair maden is rescued by a Prince  ThomWV   Mar-07-09 08:21 AM   #155 
  - I'm sorry but I wouldn't let her go. Americans aren't well liked right now. ..n/t  Just-plain-Kathy   Mar-07-09 08:31 AM   #157 
  - You don't get to Europe much, do you.  Stevenmarc   Mar-07-09 08:42 AM   # 
  - Hey snot-man, you don't have a teenage daughter do you?  Just-plain-Kathy   Mar-07-09 09:07 AM   #163 
  - I don't have a problem with concern  Stevenmarc   Mar-07-09 10:29 AM   #165 
  - Maybe. But the last time I was in Amsterdam, . . .  donco6   Mar-07-09 01:02 PM   #177 
  - lol - idjiout!  Mind_your_head   Mar-08-09 07:22 PM   #231 
  - Yes yes yes!  DireStrike   Mar-07-09 08:37 AM   #158 
  - She's 18. Would you let an 18-year-old son?  gollygee   Mar-07-09 08:42 AM   #159 
  - She's 18. Way I See It, It's Not Your Decision To Make In The First Place, With All Due Respect.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Mar-07-09 08:46 AM   #160 
  - I did it when I was 20....  Dorian Gray   Mar-07-09 08:51 AM   #161 
  - My daughter traveled ALONE from Tuscany, Italy to a suburb of London  JSK   Mar-07-09 10:37 AM   #166 
  - Ask her to please keep a good head on her shoulders and then send her  saltpoint   Mar-07-09 10:39 AM   #168 
  - My niece at age 20 was fine  treestar   Mar-07-09 11:20 AM   #170 
  - Let her go if she's not an idiot.  comrade snarky   Mar-07-09 11:52 AM   #172 
  - Yes, I would but I would try to explain the hazards to them first. They will  Cleita   Mar-07-09 12:42 PM   #174 
  - Except for the unescorted trip home, I'd probably do it.  donco6   Mar-07-09 01:01 PM   #176 
  - Really?  comrade snarky   Mar-07-09 01:35 PM   #179 
  - Do what you want.  donco6   Mar-07-09 02:26 PM   #181 
     - Cell phones work there too  comrade snarky   Mar-07-09 02:42 PM   #183 
     - I'm talking about if something happened.  donco6   Mar-07-09 05:15 PM   #190 
     - I'm curious to know what you think they might do too  muriel_volestrangler   Mar-07-09 04:11 PM   #188 
        - There is so much fear around being in another country  comrade snarky   Mar-07-09 04:32 PM   #189 
        - I'm not talking about getting fucking LOST on the way to the airport.  donco6   Mar-07-09 05:18 PM   #191 
           - Getting lost is just what it sounded like you were talking about  muriel_volestrangler   Mar-07-09 06:31 PM   #197 
           - Gee, So sorry I misunderstood what you were taking about  comrade snarky   Mar-08-09 01:56 PM   #228 
  - I never had a problem finding my way to the airport  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Mar-07-09 08:34 PM   #212 
  - They are safer in many Western European cities  quiller4   Mar-07-09 01:23 PM   #178 
  - When I was 18, I was in Vietnam. . .  B Calm   Mar-07-09 01:38 PM   #180 
  - You probably grew up "too quick" there, I'm sure....  Mind_your_head   Mar-08-09 07:36 PM   #232 
  - Back in the late seventies there was a fad  Jakes Progress   Mar-07-09 02:34 PM   #182 
  - Yes. I would let my child go.  dustbunnie   Mar-07-09 02:53 PM   #184 
  - It'll be safer there than most of the U.S. (Except maybe Marseilles)  mainer   Mar-07-09 03:02 PM   #185 
  - France and England? Depending on where, yes. Or no.  uppityperson   Mar-07-09 03:05 PM   #186 
  - What a great gift!  rucky   Mar-07-09 06:30 PM   #196 
  - Yes. With preconditions.  globalvillage   Mar-07-09 06:57 PM   #199 
  - If your daughter and her friend are both smart and responsible  Geek_Girl   Mar-07-09 07:20 PM   #200 
  - If she's 18 what do parents have to do with it?  TransitJohn   Mar-07-09 07:49 PM   #201 
  - when I was 18 I was in the military  Skittles   Mar-07-09 07:57 PM   #202 
  - Sure. We bought our daughter and a friend tix to Paris for her  jannyk   Mar-07-09 09:12 PM   #213 
  - I'd let her go  TuxedoKat   Mar-07-09 09:18 PM   #214 
  - I don't know that she's any safer on the streets of the US than Europe.  AZBlue   Mar-07-09 10:35 PM   #215 
  - whew  marions ghost   Mar-07-09 11:02 PM   #217 
     - that's the truth  flygal   Mar-08-09 07:04 AM   #223 
     - You're exactly right.  AZBlue   Mar-08-09 10:56 PM   #236 
  - When I was 19, I took my 18-year-old girlfriend to China with me for a month.  Occam Bandage   Mar-07-09 11:05 PM   #218 
  - It depends on how street savvy they are  ecstatic   Mar-07-09 11:34 PM   #219 
  - I would probably not object  BamaGirl   Mar-08-09 12:00 AM   #221 
  - I just spent 6 months in the UK alone - I was 23  WildEyedLiberal   Mar-08-09 04:59 AM   #222 
  - What's with this "let" business? She's an adult & can do what she wants. nt  WolverineDG   Mar-08-09 09:41 AM   #225 
  - If she's 18, it's her choice.  AmyCamus   Mar-08-09 01:33 PM   #227 
  - Absolutely let them go.  LNM   Mar-08-09 02:15 PM   #229 
  - For fuck's sake, cut the cord.  Hanse   Mar-08-09 02:21 PM   #230 
  - They are not going alone, but with grandpa and grandma.  LisaL   Mar-08-09 07:47 PM   #233 
  - I went to Europe the first time when I was 18  babythunder   Mar-08-09 07:54 PM   #234 
 

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