Friday, July 10, 2009

Road Trippin'?

Hello again,

Sorry about the disappearing act! Spring was not kind to us here, healthwise, but we weathered the storm with most of our limbs intact, and who can ask for more than that? My sense of humor has returned (strangely enough it coincides with my return to caffeinated beverages... coincidence? I think not!), so here I sit, sofa under butt, ready to blog.

For the most part, the only time of the year I can travel is the summer. I'm not one to take kids out of school, thanks to bad childhood memories of my grade school principal, Sr. Gertrude, scaring me three-quarters of the way to death over missing school for anything short of a true emergency. Too bad, too, because travel can be much cheaper in early October! Anyway, I've been auditioning trips we can take that don't involve air travel, though I still plan on charging the kids $10 for each bag they bring... gotta make the money where I can, times are tough! My problem is that it has been so long since I've done a "real" road trip, my mind is short circuiting on how I want to do it. If it's going to be five hours, do I pack a cooler full of sandwiches and drinks, then strap Depends on the kids and myself? Or do we stop every hour to enjoy every ball of twine and semi-historic birthplace, only to turn right back around once we get there because our week is up? I don't know. Thanks to Mr. Apple and the invention of iPods, the trip will be enjoyable for me either way because I can jam to Huey Lewis and Bananarama and no one in the car will care.... rock on Cindy's mix CD! LOL.... I digress. But truly, if half the fun is getting there, what the heck is the other half? That worries me ... a lot!

I suppose I'll find out soon enough... happy summer.... talk to you soon!



Dottie K. said...

You may be onto something with charging the kids for bags. HE HE HE!!!! I always enjoy your sense of humor. Welcome back girlfriend! :)

Jan said...

Cindy, I'm so glad to see you blogging again! And as for road trips, it's been so long since I've been on one that I'll go anywhere!

Vicki said...

So glad I found your blog, Cindy! It's like you crawled inside my mind! Road trips can be fun if you take separate cars and CB radios! Hope you have a blessed weekend!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I am glad you are back! I have missed your funny stories and takes on life! I hope you have a wonderful trip. When children are involved in a trip, I think you just have to go with it. You never know what to expect or how long it is going to take you to get there, but you will get there in the end with stories to tell! :)
May the force be with you.