Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Blogapalooza


I signed up for Blogapalooza with travel writer Angela K. Nickerson at her blog "Just Go!" to write about my scariest travel story. I thought this would be a piece of cake, then I sat at the computer with absolutely nothing coming to me. I called to Mr. Man and he didn't have any suggestions, he actually said we've never had any travel nightmares! Wow, could this be? We've done tons of traveling with two children without any mishaps. I could think of plenty of scary traveling stories from when I was a child. My daughter walked in the den and I asked her if she had any memories about traveling misadventures. Oh, yeah tons she said. How about the time Deke had to go to the emergency room in Horse Cave, Kentucky or when he got his head stuck in a chair at the Alice in Wonderland tea party at Disney World. The time our car broke down in Nowhere, Pennsylvania and we had to ride in a tow truck for two hours or the time she threw up salt water taffy all night in Mackinaw. How about the time in Paris when you complained that the sheets in the folding bed hadn't been changed from the previous guest and we had to listen to the apartment manager yelling about us from her apartment all night? Finally she said, "Mom, an easier question would have been do I have any memories of traveling when we haven't had any nightmares? No!"
I had truly forgotten about all of these things, I guess that's why we still go on trips.

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22 comments:

TattingChic said...

LOL! THat is too funny. Poor little guy getting his head stuck in the chair of the ride at Disney World...tsk...tsk...tsk. Isn't it funny what kids remember. THere world is so different from an adult's world.

Sara Cox Landolt said...

Your family must have tons of memories. What fun! We hope to travel a lot with our 3 boys. We drove from WI to FL last year--and did fine!

Felicity said...

I've been perusing the pictures on you blog - cute stuff!

Angela K. Nickerson said...

Family travel can be totally harrowing! But it sounds like you guys always came through well. Thanks for participating in Blogapalooza!

sruble said...

It's great that you and your husband were able to forget about all the travel mishaps. It sounds like there were many interesting experiences ;)

JES said...

I guess that's why we still go on trips.

It's also why people still have daughters (and sons) -- to remind the parents when their own memories seem to include only diapers, changing stations, the baby-food aisles in alien supermarkets... :)

Scintilla said...

LOL Looks like you are a very positive person and take it all in your stride. Good on you!

adrienne said...

Cute story! Your memory has been kind to you. I like the pictures on your blog!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh my, you've had events at each stop, haven't you?

Meredith Teagarden said...

That was funny! My husband could not help me either. I should have asked the kids!

Brenda said...

Leave it to the youngsters to remember everything we try to forget...

Hugs..

Karen K. Kennedy said...

Thanks for the laugh! I enjoyed the post.

Jessie V said...

your daughter is a hoot!

Cha Cha said...

And you have just unearthed the secret to happiness. Thank you.

Beth Quinn said...

oh my gosh that is hysterical !!! you do have family adventures , things your kids will remember for their lives !! thats so wonderful !! its always those memories that are the fondest !!
xo,
beth
ps . thanks for your sweet comments on my new things , you always make my day !!!!!!

Kelly said...

Ha! Leave it to the children to remember things we want to forget!

Kelly said...

Ha! Leave it to the children to remember things we want to forget!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

That's too funny!
I guess it's good that we have selective memories--and that our kids remember the things we don't!

It sounds like our families would have traveled well together!

3rdEyeMuse said...

thanks for the giggles ... I have that habit, too (remembering the good - what bad?).

julie (jane's apron) said...

giggling here...

Sally's Chateau said...

Linda, thanks for the visit, I do so hope that no-one has any horror stories from Le Chateau !! But now I'm going to check out your blog further because I'm seriously envious of those ever so funky spots.

Kristen said...

How funny that it took your daughter to remember your stories. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with memory loss! The apartment manager sounded like a nightmare~ Yikes!!
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