Wednesday, June 07, 2006

A great vacation....NOT!

Have you ever tried to take a family trip, only to have almost every obstacle you can think of thrown in your path?

Have you ever wondered if someone was trying to tell you that you SHOULD NOT be going on this vacation?

Well, I can now say that I have. But, rather than get long-winded about it, here's the breakdown for you:

  • Days of family vacation planned for this summer: only 3

  • Predicted travel time to nearby city: 3 hours

  • Planned days at favorite theme park, the main point of the trip: 2

  • Days planned doing other things, like a wildlife park drive through: 1

  • Time spent caught in bank drive-through line before leaving town: 35 minutes

  • Days before trip that son suddenly had a fever: 2

  • Additional hours spent driving and stopping because of son's fever/stomach ache: 2 hours

  • Distance/Time driven before we stopped for lunch after agonizing drive: 35 miles/2 hours (I am SO not exaggerating here!)

  • Actual hours taken to drive to destination: a little more than 5

  • Number of days at theme park: 0

  • Number of days at wildlife park: 0

  • Number of days settling for a really awesome hotel pool: 1

  • Level of son's meltdown the final morning of themepark plans: 10.5 (on the Richter scale)

  • Number of pissed off parents who totally gave up, cancelled plans and went home: 2

  • Number of toddlers who have never seen a theme park and really missed out because of their brother: 1
There is really nothing more than can be said, is there? I'm already over it...sigh... Someone, PLEASE, tell me you've been there. (And, if not, lie and tell me you have anyway!)


    Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

    It's nice you have some time for family trips. Wish I had too.

    12:26 AM, June 08, 2006  
    Blogger Vanessa said...

    All I can say is, Bless Your Heart!!

    6:44 AM, June 08, 2006  
    Blogger daysgoby said...

    Been there, done almost exactly that...

    In the rule book (what do you mean you didn't get the rule book??) it says in big letters that summer vacation=at least one person being hurt and disappointed. And usually one good sick.

    The best way to go about these things may be to do a stealth vacation - get up at three am, throw sleeping children into the car, creep to the state line....

    8:16 AM, June 08, 2006  
    Blogger Lisa said...

    Where'd you guys go? Did you do Fossil Rim?

    3:24 PM, June 12, 2006  

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