At about eighteen or so, family vacations pause. You go off to college and there is only time for friends and your boyfriend/girlfriend. I have not been on a family vacation with MY family in over a decade. This statistic will change this week. My mom, dad, and one sister, as well as her husband their four kids and last but not least, The Max will be loading up in two vehicles and driving out West. They are driving out FROM the West to Minnesota and I will be heading back with them…on a family vacation with more people than ever before. Here’s a shot of them at some prison in Montana a couple days ago.
Yup. Add two more people and it’s going to be loud. I thought I was going to have to skip the road trip this year, but I am going to end the summer with the fun this year. There will be tears from little kids about everything from spilled milk to toy sharing. It’s gonna be awesome. Usually I treasure the solitude of driving all alone for three days. While I will miss that, I will be with family…a whole lot of it!
next weekend I’m having a family camping vacation. just a weekend. just right.
more than a few days with my family nowadays makes me wonder if i was adopted, or if i was the only one of my siblings that didn’t drink stupid juice.
Oh, my God . . . What did they do to get thrown into the pokey? Just kidding.
Is the man on the far left of this photo your “gray-haired, leather jacket wearing Dad” as you have described him?
Nice looking family Kristiane. I guess you won’t be in total control but I think you will have a great time. Wishing you lots of fun.
What a ruckus that’s going to be. Looking forward to the pics. There is something to be said for solitary road trips. It’s been a while since I’ve had one of those, so I’d like to do that again soon.
I miss the family vacations we used to have too. My family goes to Myrtle Beach every summer (only a 3 hour drive), but I haven’t been in probably 6 years or so, mostly because of work and that I just couldn’t afford it. I would like to change that though. I always went with my mom, my great aunt and uncle, my cousin Jr. and his family, and his brother Larry. These days it’s just my cousin Jr. and his family that goes every year, but I’d like to give it a go again next year. We used to have a blast down there. Myrtle Beach isn’t what it used to be though. The theme park area that we would always go to has been torn down, all the free parking’s gone, and everything is just generally a lot more expensive.
So yuppies eat eggs…
Great Blog!……There’s always something here to make me laugh…Keep doing what ya do 🙂