Friday, October 10, 2008

Are we there yet?

NOT  looking forward to:
If you guys don't knock it off, I'm going to turn this car around - Right Now!
Are we there yet? Are we there yet?  Hey Mom, are we there yet? Are we almost there? 
I need to go to the bathroom.  I need to go to the bathroom. 
Puleeaaase mom - can I have this? Puleeaasse....why not? why not? why not?

DEFINITELY Looking forward to:
Seeing Auntie in Vegas. Seeing Auntie's new house in Vegas.  Staying with my sister(s) and her family. Seeing a marvelling 2 year old when he steps through the gates to Disneyland -the happiest place on earth and probably the most expensive food on earth, too.  Shopping. Beaches. Nice weather. Seeing Ethan's face when he visits his mecca, Legoland.  Hanging out with  Eva and my niece Mylee doing some girly stuff. And..... getting out of this cold weather!!

We're hittin' the open road today and  WE   ARE   OUTA   HERE! :)   Our first big road trip since our benefits ran out from the airlines, and now we have to do it the real way.  I have a memory from my childhood - looking at the back of the front seat ahead of me, squeezed next to my brother and sister and coloring in the car on our way to California.  It seemed like it took 20 YEARS to get there!!!  And that was with No DVD's!!  We actually had to have converstions, or  color, or read, or play adlibs, play ISpy, fight with siblings, sleep, laugh, tell knock knock jokes, drive our parents crazy with a bajillion questions.  IT WAS AWESOME!! I don't want to deprive my kids of those types of memories!!!

I'm still taking the DVD's, though.  - -I'm not crazy!  See ya!

4 comments:

The Stones said...

LUCKY! Although I remember road trips being long, for some reason I have very fond feelings when I think of them. Nothing like a bunch of people in a confined space to bring y'all together! Have fun!

Kierstin said...

I am jealous! We decided to cancel our trip to Disney this year and get our food storage and savings all beefed up. Next year will be just as fun ;) Have a great time and bring us back something Californian!

Kierstin said...

by the way, road trips are my all time LEAST favorite thing in the world. I hate them like I hate flies and mosquitos. bad memories from childhood I guess.

Candy said...

FU-UN! You really have to DRIVE? That's ok...we do to.
Can't wait to hear about all your fun. I bet your sis is excited too.
Enjoy the car, that's truely half of the memories right there.