Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday Madness

Recently I did a monday madness about travel and all the wonderful things that come with it, now however we are getting ready for our big family vacation so in honor ... todays will be
Monday Madness - Summer Vacation

1. Drive or Fly. Growing up, we never flew anywhere, then when my daughter was small, we flew because it was much easier with a baby than to drive 10+ hours. Now...prices are so high, we are back to driving.
(We like to call it old school - the parents could do it, why can't we?)

2. Gas. Seriously - need I say more?
(Everything that goes up, must come down .... right?)

3. House cleaning. Is there any logic behind cleaning the house right before you leave for vacation?
(We don't even get to enjoy it because we're gone and when we get home it only lasts long enough for us to drop our stuff on the floor.)

4. Shopping. Nope, not the kind done while ON vacation, but the kind you do right before you leave because you NEED all this extra stuff for the trip?
(Yep, I'm at wal-mart at 7am this morning, getting snacks and last minute things for the drive there.)

Do you have quirks when it comes to summer vacations and preparing for them?


Semi-Charmed Wife said...

The pre-trip cleaning is one I share with you. The house has to be IMMACULATE before we leave. It makes sense in a way, because who wants to come back to a trashed house, but really--do I need to scrub the grout before a long weekend?

The other one is books. I can't travel without at least three books, so I'll make emergency trips to Borders to stock up at like 10:30 the night before we leave...

Have fun!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

It's the stress that I hate. I get so worked up about packing and not forgetting anything, that it takes me a while to wind down and enjoy the vacation. And it's so what if I forget the toothpaste? BUY another flippin tube, ya know?

Kellan said...

Taking vacation is certainly a lot of work and you often need a vacation to recover once you get home. It's fun getting ready to go though - I hope you have a good vacation. Take care - Kellan

The Q Family said...

I share with you on the shopping and cleaning. But I also have another one on my list. Making sure I have enough money on my checking for my auto-bill pay and making sure that I pay all my bill in advance. I don't want to come home and find $50 late fee or bounced check from my bank. :)

-Amy @ The Q Family

Jenn said...

Man! Everyone is going on summer vacation. I am SO jealous--and SO lonely!

Jojo said...

I'm with Jenn on this one, I am jealous people are going on vacation. My most exciting trips are to Walmart and YMCA!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

We leave tomorrow for the beach and the sheer volume of the stuff I bought today is RIDICULOUS!

We are voracious snackers on trips.....we are into the snacks before we leave the city!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Kel, just wanted to tell you that I mentioned one of your blog posts in my latest blog post.
Check it out! :o)