Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WWtKW: Road Trippin Edition

Good morning, Kitschies!  It's just after 4 in the morning here and it's pretty quiet in the house.  The hubs just left for work (much earlier than usual) and after not sleeping well because I was afraid the alarm wouldn't go off, I decided to throw in the towel at 3:45 and just get up.  I took the day off, so I'm pretty disappointed about being up so stinkin' early.  But, with all the things I'm planning on doing today, I'm hoping to take a little cat nap later, so I guess being up before the rooster crows isn't necessarily a bad thing.

I'm linking up with the awesome Mamarazzi from *Dandelion Wishes* and Alicia from aka Queso for We Want to Know Wednesday.  This week's questions come from the newly-returned-from-a-road-trip Mamarazzi.  Join me for a jaunt down memory lane (pun intended).

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1.  What are 3 must-haves for a long road trip?
2.  What was the destination for your most recent road trip?
3.  What do you miss most about home when on a trip?
4.  What is the furthest you have traveled on a road trip?
5.  Will you stop for "the largest ball of twine", or are you a "hurry and get there" road trip-er?

Great questions, Mamarazzi!  Since my last road trip wasn't *too* long ago (June), these should be a cinch!



1.  What are 3 must-haves for a long road trip?
Music - for me, the hubs and the kids...individually and together.  Nobody wants to listen to kids' cartoon themes over and over and over for hours.  And nobody wants to listen to Joy Division over and over again.  And nobody wants to listen to whatever I'm listening to over and over again.
DVD player - I know we didn't have one growing up but I can imagine how fast the time would've passed if we'd had one.  I think portable DVD players are a gift from god.  Seriously.
Snacks - I'm a bored eater and who doesn't get bored on the road?!  Snacky stuffs, sweet AND salty alike, are always included on the ride.  And don't forget the soda!
But you can't forget to throw in a roll of "just in case" toilet paper.  Trust me.

2.  What was the destination for your most recent road trip?
Well, there were kinda two destinations.  First was "home": Bakersfield, CA to visit my parents.  Second was Los Angeles for a concert (just me and the hubs).  You can see the post about that trip HERE.

3.  What do you miss most about home when on a trip?
My bed.  Period.

4.  What is the furthest you have traveled on a road trip?
Bakersfield, CA to Seattle, WA-ish (over a thousand miles).


5.  Will you stop for "the largest ball of twine", or are you a "hurry and get there" road trip-er?
I would love to be able to stop at all the fun side-of-the-road attractions, especially now that the boys are older, but we're always short on time (not enough vacation time in the world).  So, as a necessity, I'm a "hurry and get there" kind of road trip-er.  Example:  I couldn't tell you how many times I've been from New Mexico to California.  What's between NM and CA?  The Grand Canyon.  Never been there.  Blasphemy, I know.

How fun were those questions?!  Thanks again to Mamarazzi for another week of fun Q&A.  Check out *Dandelion Wishes* for the linky and other great blogs who participated this week!

7 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

You are up early this morning! I hope you have something fun planned for your day off. Some time you need to visit the Grand Canyon and don't wait until you are almost 50 like I did.

allstarme said...

One thousand miles?!? That's so far!! Next Christmas we plan to drive to Chicago to see my brother-in-law and it's about 960 miles. NOT looking forward to it.

VandyJ said...

My hubby is all about the just in case toilet paper.

dddiva said...

Hahaha we're more just in case wipes but same sentiment. We love road trips, but use them for bonding time. No DVD players for us though- I'd lose my lookouts.

Mamarazzi said...

loved that little video, so cute!

i forgot to mention that i always pack a little toiletry bag to take to ANY potty stop with me. it has REALLY toilet paper and hand soap...and a little air freshener, in case the person before me was stinky. i can't "hover" and hold my breath at the same time.

thanks for linking up lovie!

Jolene said...

Loved the video...what a great idea the toiletry bag! I hate being stuck without TP. How smart of you!!!

Alicia said...

i definitely need to pack TP in my car! it seems like one of us is always having to hit up a bathroom! and i can't believe you've never stopped at the grand canyon, that's nuts!!