Sunday, February 1, 2009

Holiday Road...... the finale

I'm sorry. I just can't do it. I thought it would be one of those things that were frusterating when the happened, and be funny later on..... It's not. Please understand while we were in NC, it was one of the most relaxing & wonderful vacations we've had..... It was getting there, and getting home....

Each time one of my girls says something like "if we walked to North Carolina instead of driving would we be there yet? " (Libby) or "Two months ago today we were driving to North Carolina" (Sam), my stomach flips, I break out in a cold sweat, and I bury my head in my hands trying to think nice thoughts, and to not remember......

Nope, it's not funny yet.

I will wrap it up though, it's been like a hang-nail waiting, and hurting a little, so I'll just go ahead & rip it off quick & hopefully without pain....

Our "detour" put us 100 miles out of the way. Up a mountain with a road so narrow I thought we were going to tip over the edge. I swear I was leaning in towards Sam as he drove (the edge was on my side of the van) with my book in front of my face so he couldn't see my eyes were closed..... Well he did.... didn't appreciate it much either..... Once we were safe again, the mountain road ended at V. With no signs & Sammy was almost yelling/chanting "which way, which way, which way you're the one with the map!!! which way, which way....." Well I offered up a prayer & guessed & a few miles down the road, we were right !!!! Hooray!

There was one "missed a turn" & having to back-track about 20 miles...... Then (I forget where) there was a college game going on , and the traffic was reminisent of rt. 81....

I almost can't talk about it anymore....

Let's just say we arrived & we arrived safe. My father-in-law was kind enough to have a bottle of wine waiting for me, so the first thing I did was pour myself a glass... We had been at the house for approximately three minutes....

I walked away for a minute...... 30 seconds..... and in his excitement of unwrapping the zwiegel hot dogs we brought down with us, my father-in-law knocked the whole glass, of RED wine, onto the WHITE carpet in the dining room..... in this same moment Sammy yelled from the bedroom that the dog had just jumped up onto our bed & peed all over it. I felt as if our craziness followed us right into the house..... I thought they might just ask us to leave..... but they didn't..... and the carpet eventaully came clean, and we kept the dog off the bed.... and we had a great time :)

Until we had to drive home.......


p.s. My in-laws are coming to visit in a few weeks. They are flying.....

2 comments:

Amity said...

Kristine (and anonymous)I love that I can completely relate to the horror of driving 800 miles away- and back again!

It was awesome once we got there, but we stayed 2 days longer because we weren't fully recouped from the drive down.

Last night I dreamt we were visiting and the dread- in my dreams- came back to me while I was sleeping. I was thinking of visiting again in April and Leigha asked if we could fly. Hey if she can come with a couple thousand dollars- great!

Samantha:) said...

Yes. NC was a very fun trip:o) But really come on lets fly... i bet i wont puke! And i was just looking at my blog from March 22 and saw you left a comment about saying "We Hope You Had a Great Birthday" and thanks i really did! Thanks so much.
I love you!
♥♥♥,
Samantha:o)