Top Ten Ways to Make Family Traveling Fun

1. Start the trip with two U-Haul trailers (one overloaded by about 2,000 pounds), one SUV pulling a motorcycle on a trailer, and one car. Contents: four adults and four children under the age of six.

2. Be sure to begin driving at lunchtime, without any lunch.

3. Time your departure so that you are leaving town concurrently with 20,000 Marines.

4. Make sure someone doesn’t use the restroom when you stop for lunch.

5. Buy LOTS of drinks at the next gas stop.

6. Make sure someone doesn’t go to the bathroom when you stop for the gas and drinks.

7. Have a bee fly down the shirt of one of the U-Haul drivers, so that he can pull over on the side of the interstate to make sure it doesn’t fly into his pants.

8. Teach your 16-month-old to sign “bathroom” so that you can pull over on the side of the interstate again and let her try to go in the grass.  She’ll go, but the people who pull over to help you might be concerned.

9. Convince someone to rear-end you at a red light, then simply drive around you when you try to pull over and check for damages.  Make sure you don’t get their license plate information or the make and model of their car.

10. Arrive at your destination sometime after 10pm and enjoy having no electricity and, because it’s a well, no water.  Cleanliness is overrated.

One thought on “Top Ten Ways to Make Family Traveling Fun

  1. [I have copied and pasted comments left prior to the 2014 blog transfer.]

    “Your family traveling fun sounds a whole lot like my family travels when I was a child. :) Hope you are recovering!”
    Comment by Alana — July 20, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

    “Sounds like soooo much fun! Nice to be able to look back and laugh at such moments.”
    Comment by Glenn — July 20, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

    “Hilarious!! I think it sounds like MEMORIES! :)
    Comment by oh amanda — July 20, 2010 @ 9:03 pm

    “Wow. Too much!”
    Comment by Alicia’s Homemaking — July 20, 2010 @ 11:46 pm

    “Thanks ladies. :) Yes, we have recovered, and are already, in fact contemplating the next trip. We’ll see what memories come of that!”
    Comment by Audrey — July 21, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

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