The Blessed Summer Roadtrip

Here’s my take:

  • Laundry


  • Packing
  • Realizing what you need isn’t clean so, more laundry
  • More packing (it’s summer. do we need all this crap??!)
  • Cleaning out the van
  • Cussing over the amount of crap in the van. Also apparently the van is also viewed as a trash can by those that ride in the back
  • Pack the van full of crap

the van

  • Cleaning out fridge/throwing out food


  • Realizing you won’t be here for trash day so food rots in your garbage bins while away or “make arrangements with the neighbors”
  • Packing up the dogs for kennel adventure. Food? Yes. Pills? No.
  • Trip to vet to pick up refill of pills. You’re welcome!


  • Organize electronics. Ensure all the “right” movies are on ipods.
  • Determine some movies are missing
  • Synch devices
  • Curse the bloody hell outta iTunes as things “disappear” from your iPhone. But the kids will have their $%^#@% movies
  • Ensure pillow pets, blankets, snacks, drinks, headphones, ipods, snacks, drinks, notebooks, crayons, snacks and drinks are all in reaching distance for the kids in backseat
  • Realize your swimsuit didn’t make the laundry piles.


  • Shove said swimsuit in suitcase to be washed upon arrival.
  • Go to bed
  • Realize tomorrow is vacation and everyone is too excited to sleep

Which is awesome cause we are all waking up at the crack of dawn to get in the car for a 10 hour adventure! HOW GREAT IS A SUMMER VACATION???!!

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