Operation: Road Trip 2012

Let the Planning Commence

Do you ever hear this little tiny voice in your head that starts out at a whisper? “hey…vacation is coming up.” You try to ignore it. After a bit, it’s a little louder, “Umm, Jennifer. You might want to start thinking about vacation.” Yeah, yeah. Finally, you wake up one day and “HEY MORON, YOU’RE LEAVING FOR VACATION IN 10 DAYS AND YOU STILL DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING!!!” That’s where I’m at now.

We are ALL ABOUT some traveling. We are also ALL ABOUT waiting until THE LAST MINUTE to work out the fine details. Not the fine details like “Where should we eat breakfast?” or “What time is check-in?”. But, fine details as in “What part of the country should we visit?”.
Yes, we are all about spontaneity here at the Kirkland compound. Some people plan vacations a year in advance. Around here, King Kirkland likes to wait until all of his co-workers plan their vacations. In my mind, he’s stalking the calendar at work, waiting to move in for the kill. The reward? Leftovers. Our vacation dates are chosen for us. No worrying about what weeks have the best hotel rates, when is the best time to visit this landmark or that park, or even how much extra cash we need to save up. Yes, folks, good ol’ spontaneity. What we’re left with is about three weeks to plan a family vacation that The Boys will remember. Did I say three weeks? I suppose THE Yard Sale and cakes have consumed the other week and a half.

It’s like cramming for a test. We’ve narrowed “The Vacation” down to three choices:

South Dakota

South Dakota

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

New Orleans

New Orleans

Now, in a matter of days I must research each one and weigh the pros and cons. No big deal since I already have my pick in mind. The hard part will be convincing the King that my idea is the best, as always.

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