My family of 5

Friday, July 28, 2006

We're Back!

We made it home last night around 9pm after our little trip. I was actually never so happy to get home, in my own bed!

So we left Tuesday morning around 9am. We went to Moncton, NB and it's about a 6 hr drive normally, but with 4 kids, that could be anywhere up to 7 hrs especially with a baby. Anyway off we went. Oh I'd say about 2 hrs into the drive hubby insists on passing this big trucker, so he of course slams on the gas to go by and is driving about 140km finally passes the dude and says, "ummm, honey, I think something in the engine let go". I'm like, "what the hell, the van is only a 2005, it's just 1 yr old, what the hell!" So we pull off to a nearby gas station, he looks under the hood and figures out that the engine belt is freyed. So panicky me starts in at, well way to f'in go, blah blah, the typical bitching that i do when I get mad and worried. I was all like, how long can you drive like that, he's like, not long before it'll go then you don't go! URGH, what a way to start the day, honestly who the hell does that happen to!??? Surprisingly enough there was a Dodge dealership only about 15 min from where we discovered our problem and they actually took us in right away. (maybe the fact that there were 4 children, and stuck nowhere near home, may have swayed them a bit, LOL) We went up the road to get something to eat and then came back and only had to wait about 2 hrs in total. We were definately sidetracked, but thank God it got fixed and didn't happen somewhere else with no place to fix it in sight! Oh and good ol' hubby got the oil changed while it was in. What a nut.

After that drama finished, we got back on the highway. Got to our destination at about 5pm. Checked into our hotel and decided to go out for supper. We went to Boomerang's. It was pretty good but holy hell expensive. Well I'm lying, the kids menu was only 3.99 but the adults was like 13.99 and up! Yikes. Anyway, we pigged out of course, hehe.

After that we went shopping. The kids each got a toy and then back to our room then down to the pool of course till almost 10pm. Ugh, I was beyond exhausted. Got some cute tops and pants and a new bathing suit, yay! They baby went to sleep around 9pm and slept great until about 3am. When this massive thunderstorm disrupted our sleep. Crap, I thought it would never stop. Oh well, about 4 hrs later it finally did. (can you tell, I hate thunder and lightening, scares the crap outta me)

So next morning up at 8am to start the day. We went to the amusement park and spent a fortune to get on the rides. We stayed there for about 6 hrs. The baby didnt' fuss at all. She was excellant. The kids had a great time. I didn't really get any pictures of them on the rides, I was more interested in getting them on video camera. So I got tons of footage of them. After that we went out to Jungle Jim's for supper, the kids absolutely loved that place. The food was great, but I was starting to think at this point, my kids will turn into a pizza or chicken fingers!

Finally, our last day. We got up early checked out and decided to hit up the Zoo. It was fun, but soooo hot! After 2 hrs in the heat the youngest kids were even getting sick of it, it was time to head out. We got lots of pictures of the animals and of course my batteries died both in the digi cam and video camera halfway through! Oh well, not much I could do at that point but enjoy :)

The kids had a great time, so did we but I was never so happy to get the heck home :)

6 Comments:

At 12:31 AM , Blogger Petunia said...

That's a mess about the van. I would've been blaming it on my husband, too! I freak out when it storms, too, especially if it's just me and the girls. Sounds like everyone enjoyed themselves, though. It's nice to get away but it's great to get back home and sleep in your own bed!

 
At 8:29 AM , Blogger Anita said...

So good to hear that all went well besides the van but even that turned out ok.
It's so nice to get away for a bit but it's always nicer to come home...
Can't wait to see the pictures of the kids.
Welcome back!!!!!

 
At 11:28 AM , Blogger Tonya said...

Welcome back!! Glad most everything went well ;) I agree it is great to go away but it is sure nice to get home as well :) Cant wait to see the piccies!

 
At 3:23 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

wow, what a trip!!! Can't wait to see pictures!

 
At 4:50 PM , Blogger Merr said...

Hey i totally understand. It is nice to go on vacation, but it nicer to get back home in your own bed!! Sounds like you had fun though. Glad your van didn't bog out on you guys.

 
At 9:36 AM , Blogger Silly Hily said...

Welcome back. I was on a road trip one time with two of my friends. My car (which I had a week) hit a pothole and I got TWO flat tires. It was late at night, snowing, and we were in the middle of nowhere. It was a complete mess! Glad your problem was fixed rather quickly and you ended up having a good trip with your family.

 

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