Friday, July 17, 2009

Ahhh vacation!

We're heading to the beach tomorrow. It's that festive time of year when we all pile in the van and head down to the shore for seven days of fun, sun, and boozing it up. Leading up to these seven days seems to inevitably be seven hours of yelling, screaming, and fighting to get out the door. Ahh... vacation!

The problem this year is that - I'm in a cast... and we haven't packed yet... and we won't have time to pack tonight because of plans... and the house is a mess... and... I can't really help. You get the idea. I still think we'll make it, though. I have confidence in the kid's packing abilities... and Geana's. :)

I'm sure we will be on the road tomorrow afternoon and the kids will be singing loudly as we tool down the highway on our way to the beach. The stress and energy to get out the door is all worth it once you're on the road. Just keep your eye on the prize.

I remember growing up - we were heading home from the beach and a car exploded in front of us in the Liberty Tunnels in Pittsburgh. Everyone had to pull their cars as close to the walls of the tunnel as you could so that emergency vehicles could get through. We ended up having to evacuate the tunnel and walk to the end of it. I couldn't tell you where we went on vacation that year but I still have the newspaper of our family walking out of the smokey tunnel, hand in hand.

Ahh... vacation memories. Here's to making more in 2009!

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BellaDaddy said...

Sounds like you are gonna have a great time! Dang though, what a brood!

Love to see that pic posted, of your family walking out of the tunnel.


PJ Mullen said...

Nothing stresses me out more than packing for a long trip, especially now having a kid. If I had to leave the packing up to my wife, we'd be buying new clothes because she didn't pack enough. BTW, she will readily admit this.

Eric the Bolton said...

Have a good one..

We're going on our first family vacation [to the beach] in a couple weeks. Three baby's under four and a pregnant wife.

be safe.

Andrew's Daddies said...

Have a great time!! I can't wait for our family vacation in October.

MileHighDad said...

There is nothing harder than taking your show on the road! I am looking forward to my solo weekend in Oct. to the At Home Dad Cenvention in Omaha.

Melissa said...

The tunnel vacation was a bike trip where we looked at tons of colleges for you, if I remember correctly. We had all those brand new bikes on the back of that brand new van, and here's the prospect of leaving it all behind to be consumed in a firey inferno.

BTW,Kurt: Check the piano bench and Mom & Dad's...that's the last place I remember seeing that newspaper.

surprised mom said...

Ah, packing for the family vacation. That's always a story in itself.
I hope all of you have a wonderful time and come back with great memories and photos. Have fun!

Jason said...

3 weeks until vacation!! can't wait. Hope you're having fun!