Monday, March 06, 2006

Images of a vacation - the chaos of thirst


Our poor minivan's suspension must have sighed in relief when we unloaded it at the end of our journey. En route, I couldn't believe how much cr...um, stuff the thing swallowed. I understand that matter tends to expand to fill a vacuum, so if we had taken a smaller car, we likely wouldn't have brought as much stuff with us.

But I can't imagine a long drive with three kids in anything else. It made for some interesting images: our box on wheels, surrogate home for two days each way.

Here, Noah helps us understand why he was, is, and always will be our Sunshine Boy.

10 comments:

vanx said...

Do you also have the box strapped to the roof, packed to bursting, on these trips? My Marguerite, at the age of three, dubbed the strap ons "vacations-in-a-box."
Rick

Rachel - Wicked Ink said...

I like my four door, mid-sized car. One child, one (oops, make that two) adults, and we are good to go. Trunk room for 3 dead bodies.

Lisa said...

Ahhh. Kids and road trips. Something only a true parent could appreciate. Love the "sunshine" photo.

DeAnn said...

Glad you have such a dependable car that will fit the whole family!!

~A~ said...

Roadtrips with kids. I'm one of the few insane people who love it.

Cute kids you have.

dena said...

That's such a great picture! One that will bring back some great memories one day. I used to love our road trips as a kid.

moon said...

Do the words ARE WE THERE YET? Ring a bell, lmao...I so remember traveling as a kid and uttering those famous words while fighting for room in the back seat with my sisters..
Fast forward to a few years back when my daughter would say the same words only (in french) lol...now she's almost 16 and she either has her portable cd player in her ears or she wants us to put her cd in the car stereo...we always do..but the fun part is when my partner and I both start to head bang in unison to the music...ahh the joys of seeing total mortification on a teens face....just fills me with happiness thinking about it lmao...

Plain Jane said...

Do ya have one of those "big Mac" cartons on the top too? If not.. then you're not taking enough. *heh*

I love my SUV, even through the gas price hike... totally worth it.

Karen said...

Boy, does that bring back memories. A vanload full of children and stuff - more stuff than you can imagine. I get tired just thinking about it!

Hi Carmi! Long time no speak! I'm sure you're very busy with all of the Blackberry issues....

Viamarie said...

Having a vacation is one I have been planning to do for months now. Summer has started over here so it's resort hunting time.

Handsome boys you've got there. You all must have great fun.