Saturday, July 24, 2010
What I learned on my summer vacation...
I know, it's supposed to be what I 'did' on my summer vacation. But this summer has taught me a few things so far and I wanted to share them. So here goes...
~ The first person to pack for vacation gets the biggest suitcase. And it wasn't me.
~ People who drive a constant 50 MPH in the fast lane should not be allowed to drive on the interstate.
~ Put two daughters in a car with one mom for hours on end and you are bound to want to drive off the road every mile or so.
~ Living out of suitcases in your trunk for two weeks can test anyone's patience and organizations skills - both of which I don't usually have but acquired at the most inopportune time.
~ Head beers (aka keg-stands) by grown adults are usually laughable but when done successfully, are admirable.
~ You can't drink ALL DAY if you don't start in the morning.
~ Hearing someone announce "I sang with the band!" the next morning means you all had a great time last night.
~ Don't even attempt to stay overnight at a hotel with a 'heated' pool and non-working hot tub. You will regret it.
~ Many, many years after the first time, I still cannot ride a horse.
~ You can feel like family with people who have no blood relation to you and you can feel like you've never been apart with family you don't see often enough.
~ Eating 'bar food' is perfectly healthy if everyone else is eating it too.
~ Sending your child to the bar to get cheese curds and a kiddie cocktail by herself is not considered irresponsible at the campground.
~ Leaving your 17 year old at the bar by herself to stay on the internet ALSO is not considered irresponsible at the campground.
~ A 'girl's only' trip can be a way to bond with your daughters one minute and know why some animals eat their young the next.
And finally...I can be the sole responsible adult and driver on a trip a third of the way across the country and make it there and back safely! Yeay me!