Friday, July 15, 2011

 The numbers of vacation

1300
miles traveled 

8
days away from home 

4
different places we spent the night at  

6
times we filled up the gas tank 

5
different states we were in 

647
times Kai hurt some ones feelings by bursting into tears, throwing himself to the ground, and running frantically from them, while screaming, "MAMA!" every time they as much as looked in his direction. 

15
years since I had seen some of the family members that I was able to spend time with while on vacation 

22
people we fit in one elevator at the Omaha zoo
(it was so fun to look around me, see this large crowd, and realize that it was just my family, my 4 siblings, and their families!) 

100
dollars under budget we managed to do the vacation on
(happy dance) 

4
bags that still need unpacked and put away
(a little avoidance going on)  

320
photos taken 

3
loads of laundry done at a campground 

48
quarters needed to wash and dry all said laundry 

1
time the "new" camper leaked on us.
(Dave was able to fix it in about 20 minutes time, and we had no problems after that *whew*) 

3
times we went out to eat in the 8 days that we were gone
(I saved so much by having the good sized freezer and fridge in the camper!) 

6
very tired people in this household who are re-acclimating to reality

So many memories made. So much good, mixed with hard, and tired, and special!
I hope you are all having a wonderful July! This is our month; the month that Dave has his only break from school until next spring, when he graduates with his bachelors degree in management and organizational development. We are soaking up all of this wonderful daddy time!

Now, if you will excuse me, I have some bags to unpack. ;)

3 comments:

Kristin said...

$100 under budget!! That is awesome. I think you are forgetting a number though.....

Melody said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! Enjoy the rest of your July with you hubby home!

Katarina said...

Wonderful trip! We leave Sunday for ours.