Our Family Vacation to Houston Part 1
This was it–the morning we had long anticipated. We were going on our first ever family vacation. The suitcases were packed, the kids had eaten breakfast, but now where was Jason? He came into the living room shaking his head. “The sprinkler system quit,” he said. “I hope we have grass by the time we get back.” In this Texas heat he was not exaggerating! This was not exactly the way I envisioned setting out on our journey.
Perhaps it was the sprinkler system that was on his mind when he left our neighborhood…going the wrong way. “Jason isn’t Houston that way?” I pointed.
“Oh, yeah.” Usually he is an expert at taking the shortest route possible, but clearly his mind was not on his driving because he turned into some odd street heading back into our neighborhood, and it took us fifteen minutes to get back on the road! He was mad. I was laughing–not always the best scenario!
Being the great navigator that I am, I repeated, “We need 20 West,” continually until we got to the crossroads. He turned. “This is 20 East!” I accused. “I said 20 West at least five times!” Now all this happened within the first half hour of our trip! Wish you were there? Ha ha!
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sounds like our vacations.
Trips are fun with a family but hectic. I wonder how many guys say they don’t see what’s the big deal about packing when all you have to do is just throw some things in a suitcase. Then they forget their toothbrush or something.
man, i hated vacation growing up. twenty five hours in the car with the three of us kids and not enough space… all for 4 hours at an amusement park that i was never tall enough to enjoy… sigh.
hope your vacay is a ton better than my experiences! 🙂
Ahhhhh, the making of memories!!!
A GPS system solved many a fight in my relationship until he learned to ignore that too!
Ha! Don’t know how many times we’ve taken a wrong turn or two. 🙂
If you can survive the first 15 minutes of your vacation . . .
After reading your blog for the last year or so I would say the more appropriate question would be, “what could go right?” Oh, how I look forward to reading about the other mishaps!