Thursday, April 7, 2011

Vacation Tidbits :)

     You all know by now that our family included 2 boys, mom, and dad...yay for us!!  When we traveled we used our second-hand Starcraft conversion van. It was an awesome vehicle for cross country travel, well before concerns over gas mileage!! We could put our cooler inside containing juice pouches and drinks, sandwiches, and other snacks. The sandwiches for our family included peanut butter and jelly ALWAYS!! The males in the family had to have their pb and j's. I threw in a couple of bologna or ham sandwiches also. The boys discovered after awhile that the pb sandwiches tended to get soggier than the meat sandwiches so the numbers changed!! 
   The seats reclined so the boys could nap in the car, and my passenger seat swiveled so I could sneak back to check on them or redirect their attention once they woke up. I suppose none of that is as safe as is required today, but it made traveling much more convenient. Now to mention the 'unmentionables' - bathroom issues! We were lucky that every one seemed to have quite large bladder we didn't have a lot of stops that didn't include getting gas or seeing sights or picnicking(?).  BUT, we did have a pee bottle...I know, yuck!! ...however, having 3 males did help out. Just imagine who had the lovely task of taking this full bottle into the gas station restroom to empty and wash it out...that would be me!! Gross!
    Our travels have given all of us such great memories. Here are a few more of our trips to the national parks:
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Mammoth Caves in Kentucky
outside Rocky Mt. National Park
Mt. Rushmore
Cape Cod National Seashore
whale watch off Cape Cod
Joshua Tree
Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan
     No matter where you go on your family trips, try to relieve the stress so that you can all have fun and enjoy yourselves!!

Happy Parenting!
D and C


  1. I'm sad to see that some of our beloved national parks might be closed if the govt. shuts down. Hope the impact is small and short. You have some beautiful pictures and no doubt some great memories! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Awesome pictures! ;) We're getting ready to go on vacation in the beginning of May. Your post just got me so excited. I hope we'll make some great memories with our kids.

  3. Thanks for visiting me at Teens and a Toddler sorry it took me so long to visit you... I am following you now, would love the follow back!

  4. You sound like a fun lady!! thanks for stopping by Domestic Executive Online!! i am your newest GFC follower. Looking forward to your posts!!


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