Family Vacation

Last Friday marked our first family get away, just us four, in four years. 
We were off to Michigan.  
Now I don’t know if it was the GPS, Indiana roads, construction of my lack of skills as a navigator using a GPS (deep, growling sigh to admit it might have been my fault)
We got lost!
I’m talking terribly lost. 
We got lost straight to beautiful Gary, Indiana… The “roll your windows up, lock your doors kids” nice part of Gary, Indiana.
  
After an hour of driving around and my hubs homing pigeon (I think a few lucky turns) like direction skills and we were back on the same ten minutes to go one mile (moving so slow someone at a slow jog could have gone faster then us), thirteen miles stretch of construction consumed road for the second time! 
{Cue angelic music} We were finally back on our way to Michigan!

So…
8 Twizzlers
1 Large Gatorade
2 Handfuls of Peanut M & Ms (ok large handfuls)
1 Watchamacall it
2 Ho Ho’s
3 Handfuls of Fruit Loops
2 Cans of Coke
1 Lost Zoople (and Zoople found and Zoople broke)
1 Stretch of 13 mile, move 1 mile every 10 minutes construction heavy strip of highway
Multiple moments of found, lost and found again sanity
45 minute nap
2 States
6 hours (of a what should have been 3 hours)
We arrived at the hotel! 
and the pound on the seat, laugh until you tear moment of the trip…
Hubs says :”Hey kids we are in Michigan.” 
Francine: “Daaaadddy!… We’re not in Michigan we’re still in our car!”

  

                                                                                                     

*Note to any concerned person regarding the quantity of unhealthy food consumed during this trip:  It was not all consumed by me!  We were on vacation people! We all had a nice healthy breakfast before we started this trip!










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5 Replies to “Family Vacation”

  1. Thanks for making me smile. I can relate to the GPS thing – I just wasn’t born with that sense of direction gene – even when presented with the directions! We’re getting ready to go on our first vacation in 4 years so I am sure I will have lots of stories! Following you from the Finding New Friends Hop and hoping you can return the love. You can find me at Yankee Texan Mom or Mama’s Money Tree

  2. Don’t blame yourself. Our GPS tries to kill every time we take a long trip. I’m not kidding at all. I ended up by myself with two cats in a not very nice part of the Bronx one time. Then, I was immediately routed to a the inside lane of a 4 lane roundabout when I needed to take the next right.

    Glad y’all made it!!!

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