Things Learned On Vacation

We learned some things while on vacation. Various odd things. Here are some random points. Perhaps sharing them will prevent me from writing a ten-thousand page post about the long long long trip.

(1) If someone tells you there's a shorter way home, don't believe them unless they can prove it. Scientifically. With a map. Or you may end up in Oklahoma. There's nothing necessarily wrong with Oklahoma. Unless it isn't actually between you and where you want to go.

(2) It is a fact that one hour after you leave for home, a child will throw-up. In a tightly packed mini-van its likely that TWO children will throw-up. Simultaneously.

(3) There's a difference between hippie-atheists in Oregon and liberal-atheists in Colorado.

(4) Sure, Vail is pretty. But, is it REALLY worth 20 million dollars for a house? People! Its just a house!

(5) If you make one pile of the luggage for five people and one pile of the luggage for one baby, the piles will be roughly the same size.

(6) Beach towels make great "car-blankets".

(7) The new milk-chocolate covered Mint Oreos are absolutely stunningly fabulous! And my husband is fabulous for selecting them for a "surprise" snack for me while driving.

(8) There's no place like home!


Missed you! So glad you're home safe and sound. Some of those points just BEG for more details.


Leni | 04/03/2006 - 04:38 PM

Sounds like you had a great trip!
We haven't quite gotten up the nerve for a family trip in the minvan. Hoping its not to go camping, like the boys want! EEEEK, I hate camping.

Leah | 04/03/2006 - 07:51 PM

So, how are the Milk-Chocolate covered Mint Oreos when they come back up?

King of Fools | 04/03/2006 - 09:43 PM

After the infamous Chocolate Muffin Incident of 2005 we no longer start trips with breakfast (or cookies, or Doritos). It was only a few drops of popsicle. In natural non-staining flavors. Because I've got "mommy skills".

Lucy | 04/04/2006 - 01:35 AM

Bravo, Lucy! They can't thwart you!!!

Leni | 04/04/2006 - 03:07 PM
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