We've got a 13 hour drive to get there, so we'll have to pace ourselves on the snacks. I plan to wait until at least Brooks before tearing into the Ritz's mini cheese sandwiches (aka crack in a box). I'm going to see if I can hold out until the Saskatchewan border before I start pounding back the M&M's. The carrots and grapes will probably still be untouched by the time we reach our destination. And with some strategically spaced potty breaks and the use of this official map we should be there by bedtime.
No doubt some wise guy will start singing the chorus to Footloose as we pull out of the garage, and that will trigger random quotations from Romey and Michelle's High School Reunion until somebody gets sick of it and demands that we play Who Would Win in a FIght instead. What kind of road games do you play?
It'll be great to get together with my whole family. We'll drive Jerry crazy with our inability to make a group decision in less than 3 hours, because that's what we do best. I haven't seen my mom for over a year, so there will be buckets of tears shed, no doubt, because that's what she does best. She's pretty awesome at remembering embarassing things that I did as a teenager as well. Looking forward to that part!
I won't be able to check up on you all, so I expect everybody to be on their best behaviour. And if anybody does anything really inappropriate and outrageous, I want to hear about it when I get back. I want details. Write them down.
Here are a couple of songs I've been a little hung up on lately.
Perhaps we could have an online singalong when I get back.
Be nice to each other and I'll bring you something back.