Wednesday, May 5, 2010

You Know you're a mom when....vacation edition.


Joining up with Arizona Mamma over at Our Daze in the Desert today.
And since we just happened to be "in" Arizona the past few days, I think it's extra nifty.

When my husband initially planned his "Great Escape 2010", he basically said, "we are hittin' the road, letting it take us South, where the sun is shining and the pool water's are glistening." Our plan was to venture down to Arizona and hit all the great National Parks along the way. His thoughts were that we would stay in the R.V. the whole time. Just sort of trucking along, pulling over at Wal Marts and campgrounds to sleep.

Enter my most wonderful in-laws. They called us about 2 weeks before our trip and had found a "last minute" time-share in Las Vegas and wondered if we may want to use it as a base! Thank you, Mom and Dad. You, in my opinion, saved the day! Not that I didn't want to spend 11 nights in the New Horizon. I'm sure we all would have gotten along just fine. (she says, as she nearly has a panic attack just thinking about it!)

So, Monday morning we ventured out to Sedona, AZ. One of the many spots that D-man had wanted to visit. We crossed over the amazing Hoover Dam. (pictures to come) And made our way to the lovely red rock city of Sedona. We had planned to meet some special friends there, and then camp that evening at Slide Rock State Park.

Within minutes of our arrival, as we sat down to eat lunch with our friends, I glanced over at C-boy and he looked as white as a sheet. He proceeded to make his way to the bathroom and "loose his lunch". So, here we are, with our friends and their lovely children...in this beautiful city.



And here is C-boy.
Unable to take another step.
This was literally one half hour into our Sedona adventure, after a 5 1/2 hour drive.


So, I guess what I'm trying to say is...you know your a mom when "puke happens" at the most inconvenient times.
And when your child chooses the sidewalk as his final resting place.
And you let him!



I was hoping this was all caused by a case of "RV sickness".
And of course, I was trying to convince our friends of that, too.
They weren't buying it.
Thankfully, they were very gracious and didn't flee that very second.
The thought of camping wasn't sounding as pleasurable as it once was.
So, just in case it was going to make it's rounds, my lovely husband agreed to let us stay at a hotel that night.  Somehow the thought of dealing with puke all night, with no running water or flushing toilets was not pleasing to my senses. 
Thankfully, we made the right choice. 
As soon as our heads hit the pillow that night, J-boy was struck down by the same illness and proceeded to hurl through out the night.
Praises!

However, that did not stop us from enjoying the Grand Canyon the very next day.
I have pictures to prove it.
And I will, eventually.
Our Internet connection is sketchy at best, so I have not been able to post as I had hoped.
Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments.
I feel like you are all on this crazy adventure with us.
Of course, I'm sure with the evil viruses that seem to be attacking our family as of late, you are probably thankful that you are here...only in spirit!

18 comments:

alicia said...

Too funny. (I'm sure not at the time.) It will make for some lasting memories though (lol). We did a "Search for Sun Adventure" recently where we got in the car and drove until we found the sun... in NM! It was my favorite trip ever.

Sonora said...

I am so sorry your kids got sick. The stomach flu is bad enough when you are at home. I hope it isn't keeping you down too much.
Sedona is gorgeous and the slide rock state park is so fun. I'm glad you at least got to see it!

Natalie said...

Well glad to hear you are all having fun!! Out of all the bodily functions, puking is the worst. I can deal with all the others, but ugh! I hate the puke! (Poor guy, though!)

I've always wanted to go to Sedona...maybe next summer (sigh).

Arizona Mamma said...

Wow, your friends sound really outstanding to put up with that sorta thing...where on earth did you meet such wonderful people? ;)

Glad that everyone seems to be on the mend...here's crossing my fingers that no one else turns up infected.

Carrie said...

Oh, no!!! I just hate that you guys passed around a virus (didn't that *just* happen to you?), but you are seeing such amazing beauty!!! Thanks for sharing your trip! We hope to take that journey one day as a family, too!

Liz said...

Here's wishing you guys an RV-related sickness as opposed to the stomach bug!

3LittleMonkeys said...

Oh boy! Oh boy! That is so sad that your boys were sick.

I've always wanted to visit Sedona, it looks absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful pictures.

Michelle said...

Good thing y'all decided to stop at the hotel! Glad to see you managed to enjoy the trip, despite the illness. :)

Victoria said...

O No! I am so sorry - looks like you didn't let it ruin your fun though! Hope the boys are feeling better and you continue to have a great time!

Stacey said...

I am so sorry! We did puke on our vacation too! I don't know about you, but for me it's ten times worse on vacation.

Jenilee said...

oh boy! vacation memories! you sure do know your a mom when all of that is going on!!! the pictures are amazing though!

Kevin said...

oh poor c-boy!!! That is such a sad pic. That feeling of being sick is the worst. I am so excited to hear about your Grand Canyon adventure. Woo hoo hope you had a blast.

Pam said...

Oh, I am so sorry! I hope that it hasn't ruined your vacation time though. It always happens at the worst possible moment doesn't it?!?

Amy and Jonathan Hook said...

I love that you are taking this trip. If I show Jonathan he will totally be inspired. It sounds like his dream vacation - open road, map in hand, adventure ahead ;). We did a shorter version of your trip one year during spring break in Colorado. Hit up Zion, Arches, and the Grand Canyon. We tent camped & were snowed on twice. So I made us get a hotel in Zion. And I wasn't even puking - it was just freezing!! I hear the weather is beautiful there right now. Enjoy the sunshine!

The JAMC Johnsons said...

So sorry you're having to deal with that on your vacation! I love Sedona, though...it's so beautiful!

lulalola.com said...

I'm living vicariously through y'all! I'd love to be on this adventure, sans puke, of course!
The pictures look beautiful and pityful! Poor little guy! I hate he missed out on any of the fun!
But, I'm so glad y'all are shaking it off!
Your husband made a good call, with the hotel! And what great inlaws! Sound like good people!
Be safe, keep us updated, and have fun!

lulalola.com said...

I'm living vicariously through y'all! I'd love to be on this adventure, sans puke, of course!
The pictures look beautiful and pityful! Poor little guy! I hate he missed out on any of the fun!
But, I'm so glad y'all are shaking it off!
Your husband made a good call, with the hotel! And what great inlaws! Sound like good people!
Be safe, keep us updated, and have fun!

He & Me + 3 said...

Still hoping that the puke stops there. LOL I kid. For real I said a prayer that noone else gets sick. Poor things.

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