It's time for Our Spring Break Road Trip to Texas

We are leaving tomorrow at the butt crack of dawn. Will not be back until the evening of Sunday April 6th. 4 days of driving in the car with two small children who can not make it from here to the grocery store and back without a potty break or to school around the block without arguing. Who the HELL decided this would be FUN?

I have two wonderful neighbors who are letting out our dog and feeding all our assorted critters for 10 days. Damn, I'm going to be scooping kitty litter and feeding dogs for the next 5 years to pay them back for this trip.

I left them only two warnings:
1. The critter cages are cleaned. Beware they are ALL sneaky little buggers, don't turn your back on a cage that isn't locked tight! :-)
2. My house will look like a hurricane hit it after we leave, do not be alarmed.

Here's where we stand on being "ready" to leave in the morning. (Did I mention we are planning on packing the car tonight and leaving at the before the butt crack of dawn? I did? No I am NOT a morning person, why do you ask?)
The girls are packed. All the laundry is clean, I just need to put our things into suitcases. DVDs and CDs are burned, ipods are charged, and game boys are charged. Brian and Breanna went out to get activity books, magazines and snacks. By the amount of shit the kids need to entertain them you'd think we were driving cross country or something.

I really am excited! We have a hotel in New Orleans booked for tomorrow night. Growing up we drove this same trip a every family vacation we took. We got up early drove all day. Stayed in a cheap hotel as close to I-10 as possible then stayed with friends and family in Texas or Oklahoma. And did the same on the way back. We always by-passed New Orleans, because we could go around it on I-12 in much less time. So now that it's MY family trip I am finally going to see New Orleans! (Sidenote: 4 years ago when we went to Iowa to see Brian's family we went to Rock City, because that's the place his parents always passed on their family trips that he always wanted to see.)

Then Saturday night my friend Tracy has diet coke (and hopefully something much stronger, cause I'm gonna need it!) chillin for me. We'll have a week with family and friends. Then lather, rinse, repeat for the drive home. What more could a girl want?!


This is reminding me so much of my husband's family vacation stories.

My mil thinks I'm uppity 'cause I choose to fly. With 4 kids. Ya' think?

March 27, 2008 at 8:15 PM  

Have a great time and take lots of photos!

March 27, 2008 at 8:51 PM  

For some reason we thought this would be fun... And believe it or not even with 2 nights in a hotel in New Orleans and accounting for $4 gal. gas it is still less than 4 plane tickets would've been and we will have our own car while we are there. We'll see...hee hee!

March 27, 2008 at 8:51 PM  

I love New Orleans, it's why we got married there!

Enjoy and enjoy Texas (you'll be where I am!)

March 27, 2008 at 9:53 PM  

May the force be with you!! LOL
We took a road trip from Tampa to Vegas. That's a LONGGG drive.

Say hi to Tracy :)

March 28, 2008 at 6:39 AM  

My dear brave friend...I hope to see you in one piece again come April 7th...well really I just hope you come home with the same number of kids you left with....and if there is a pool company at your house come Monday I will know not to ask questions!! Have a great time!!! :)

March 28, 2008 at 12:44 PM  

I love family road trips. I dont care how messy the car gets or how many times we have to stop. I just love feeling like we are escaping on an adventure together.

Oh, and the snacks. I love the snacks.

April 2, 2008 at 11:35 AM  

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