Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mini Family Vacay

What I learned, on the road trip portion of our end of summer Mini Family Vacay....

1. We seriously need to Get with the Now and purchase iPhones.  You have no idea how often a Jimmy John's app or Mapquest, would prove convenient, until you are desperate.

2. No matter how many times you may politely ask Coach (pre-trip) if he knows where he is going and if he would like to print off directions... he likely wasn't really listening when he answered ".. I got this." Again... please reference 'What I learned... #1'.

3. Coach pees standing up...
obviously I knew this but the point was REALLY driven home, after regularly watching him choose the MOST DISGUSTING gas station eva, to stop for potty breaks.. even while commenting to himself: "Hey... look at that fancy Arby/BP combo station over there... that's pretty impressive" as his arms are turning the steering wheel over towards the station previously owned by the Texas Chainsaw Massacre family... Because, when you pee standing up.. what the F do you care what gas station you choose...

4. After an Olympic worthy balancing act hovering Coco over the toilet, while reminding her NOT TO TOUCH anything in the bathroom because it is so nasty (Please reference 'What I learned... #3') and then perfectly placing her in the middle of the stall, while you take 2 seconds to balance yourself... Coco will in fact, immediately pick up a strange piece of dirty toilet paper off the floor.

5. Tink's bladder is NASA strength.  She can 'hold it' for nearly 6-7 hours, while waiting for her 5 Star hotel potty or her home... which ever comes first.
(Again please reference 'What I learned... #3')


6. While stalled in traffic within 3 miles of your hotel (Please reference 'What I learned... #2')  The Kid may inform the van, "Did you know, if you stood the Titanic up, it would still be taller than the Arch." As a matter of fact, I most certainly DID NOT know that...

3 comments:

ct said...

i love the kid and all his titanic references! LOVE st. louis! hope you had fun!!!!

The Page Turner said...

I thought The Kid was Coach for a little minute. He is too big.
We are close to getting i phones. Very soon.

Cath said...

We just got back from a great trip to St. Louis and Branson. In Branson they have an actual Titanic-like boat shaped building with rooms set up just like they were on the boat, and several other things to see and do in it. I thought of You/The Kid as we drove by it.
IDK how you went on a trip w/out an IPhone. I think we referenced it no less than 100 times for directions, where to eat, the cheapest gas, coupons, reviews...love it.
St. Louis has so much to do, and a lot is cheap or free..good choice! our hotel was great too. if you ever go back I'd recommend staying at the Drury Inn in Arnold MO. Free breakfast and dinner w/drinks, parking,& wifi, it's clean/newer, indoor/outdoor pool, and cheap.