Thursday, July 24, 2008

Shaking Fist At Sky

So, every flight today is now overbooked and just about all of them are for tomorrow too. There was room on certain flights last night at 10 p.m. and now they are all overbooked? I blame the line of heavy thunderstorms that blew through here last night.

Guess what this means? ROOOOOOOOOOOAD TRIP! Seven months pregnant lady and her toddler, alone in the car for 12 hours! Oh my heavenly lord, this is going to be interesting.

**Update: John and Tracy talked me down off a ledge and instead I'm going to fly into an airport about 4 hours away from our destination on OUR airline early tomorrow morning and rent a car to drive the 4 hours. Definitely better than driving 12....but still a PAIN IN MY ASS to drag all my shit from the airport to the car rental place by myself. Now I have to re-pack AGAIN, since I already re-packed all my stuff for a car road trip and packed the car. What is my PROBLEM?

11 comments:

Angie said...

Oh, portable DVD player, kids music on your ipod, lots of snacks and plenty of toys.

When we've traveled by plane or train, we don't need these things so badly, but by car, yes, needed. We haven't driven that far with Ashlyn EVER, though. Well, the 9 hour drive became 12, but that's a different story.

Angie said...

And, maybe stops near playgrounds?

Feener said...

holy cow...good luck
lollipops

Natalie said...

Oh no. My heart sank for you.

We haven't bought a portable DVD player yet. DH refuses. Something to do with a study about outside movement and focusing in on DVD player screen. I mean, really, would we use it all that often?

I agree w/Angie. Kids music and books on the Ipod. There are lots of 99cent books from Itunes, probably some from Amazon too.

Playgrounds sound like a good idea too. Or eateries w/playgrounds like McDonalds and such...

MaryB said...

Its going to be fun!! Really. Just be prepared with all those things mentioned above and don't forget ow much som ekids loved being bribed by the promise of a happy meal!

joanna said...

How exciting!! It's a beautiful drive.

Erin said...

Sounds like hell. But it will be worth it in the end! THE BEACH!!

Andrea & Ben said...

I really do think you might have lost your mind - driving! I am glad they talked you out of it and you are only driving 4 hours instead. Thank god.

Have fun at the beach!

The Quinn Report said...

Oh my God, what a pain the rear!
Let us know the outcome of all this!

Tracy said...

I am so glad you are not driving that far. I always get worried when people drive. Four hours is much more doable than 12 or even more!

Have fun. Call and rub it in when you are laying on the beach!

sgtsharp said...

your nuts to be flying standby and your pregers & with a child. What I learned from your dad was travel at night atleast by car you can make alot better time with out having to stop every couple of mins. but your pregnut and you have to stop and go every few mins anyways.
But I agree with the others. DVD player,(we have gone thru 2 DVD players in 4 years) playground, books and such.
but if you stop at the place with the clown, (McDs) make sure you check your food. like make sure you get a beef patty with your burger, or a bigmac with your kids happymeal, just double check the order before you leave the counter or drive thru.yes I hate the place with the clown.I have become a stick in the mud old fart. just give me my scotch. Oh yeah enjoy yourself in SC.