Monday, August 11, 2008

Road Trips

Normally this would be a crafty blog but today I am going to share something about me.

I love road trips. With gas prices the way they are it put a big restriction on going anyplace. But I love to get out on the road and drive.

When we lived in California we would pack up our car and drive to LA on a whim. I love Disneyland more them anyplace I have been. Not that I have been many places. My hubby proposed in Disneyland and we had our honeymoon there. My kids have been more times then most people believe. Lucas, my 3 year old had been 6 times before we moved here and he was only 10 months when we moved. It was only a 6-8 hour drive from Santa Cruz and if we left at 2 or 3 in the morning we would be in Disneyland soon after it opened.

My Moms favorite crazy me story involving driving to Disneyland is...

My mom, grandma, brother and niece had been down there, I didn't have the money for tickets so we stayed home. When they got back they were showing us things they had picked up for themselves and us and my Mom said something about how she wished they could have used the last day on their pass, but they just couldn't. That is all she had to say. *One day left on passes* We were in the car two days later, 2am driving to LA, Hubby,Little Brother, 2 small kids and Me. We spent the day there and drove back after the park closed. I have never been so tiered in my life, but it was so much fun.

Now we live in Texas and a road trip to LA would be a big thing. Plus, I have made that drive and it isn't fun. But if I had a full tank of gas or maybe 5, I would be in my car driving like a crazy person to LA and spend the day in Disneyland.

By the way Maddie has been 16 times and she is only 7, She had the fun of spending the week of her 4th birthday in Disneyland. It was wonderful.


jillytacy said...

Sounds like fun! With the price of gas I think most people have put a hold on road trips this summer. I don't mind road trips but driving cross country is not my cup of tea! My husband and I drove from WA State to NY State before we got married. After 4 Days driving in a rental truck together we knew we could survive marriage!

Lauri said...

Hey! What...Fiesta Texas isn't good enough??? ;)

(Actually, I've never even been there myself!)

Anyway...I've tried to send you an email a couple of times today...because I got distracted on the way there the other day when I said I was going to send you one...too many crafty blogs in the way! Anyhow...for some reason, I'm having trouble with getting to a few sites tonight, and although I can get to Yahoo and read my mail, I can't 'Compose'. I'll try to remember tomorrow but I know how that goes sometimes so, please feel free to email me at
artsmith_satx at yahoo dot com . Or, if you happen to be out an about between 10am to 1pm any day for the rest of the week, and live in the North Central area of town, I'm teaching a kids' quilting class at Quilter's Point Quilt Shop on Huebner, so just drop by!

Oh hey-I'll click that little "email follow-up comments to..." box and see if that works.

Lis said...

I too love road trips, but not with the gas prices...Providence and I will be returning to Disneyland in December, did I ever tell you about Snowball Express that we have attended the past two years?

susan said...

hmmm, see now disney is lost on me. what do you love about it. i went to the one in fl. dont know if you consider that different, but all we did was walk around. it seemed like it was just a place to spend money. that is a crazy story!! i could see driving 2 hours and then going to a park all day, but not getting up at 2 and driving that far and then being there all day, with kids! ack!!