Monday, September 29, 2008

More Snippets From The Road


Day 3: VERMONT

Lessons learned so far

1. When Sexyhusbandomine suggested we pack the small dop kit that contained items like tweezers, asprin, and various other travel sized sundries I said "O NO WE DON'T NEED THAT" which is the karma equivalent of giving The Fates the finger. So of course, three days later I need EVERYTHING THAT WAS IN THAT DOP KIT. We happen to be staying at the only hotel in North America that sells pantyhose and condoms in the gift shop, but no Advil.

2. We stopped yesterday to take The Spawn to Great Adventure in the Middle of NoWhere in Upstate New York. They had decorated the entire theme park for Halloween. We anticipated that this meant some spider webs and plastic pumpkins. The severed limbs by the Merry Go Round threw us for a loop, as did the decapitated ghouls who stood by the mini bumper cars. While we lunched on chicken tenders and hamburgers, a zombie with a cheek wound that exposed his teeth and tongue and looked rather wet and red and bloody, stole CBoy's french fries. We left right before the scheduled "Witch Hanging," which was right outside of Wiggles World.

3. I am reading Jose Saramago's novel BLINDNESS and it is totally riveting; the kind of book you cannot put down. Because we are sharing a single room, I went into the bathroom last night to read but could only devour a few pages because CBoy kept shouting I CAN SEE THE LIGHT UNDER THE DOOR MOMMY TURN THE LIGHT OFF and i was very tempted to remind him that THE ZOMBIES only come out when it is dark, but I didn't.

13 comments:

Miss Thystle said...

You know what else comes out in the dark? werewolves. And vampires. AND THINGS THAT EAT LITTLE BOYS WHO WHINE....

(Sub "little girls" as needed)

Downbeat said...

Call MacGyver. Certainly he could make tweezers and aspirin from pantyhose and condoms. That's his JOB!

Jennifer said...

You always need stuff when you can't get it. No Advil? That's nuts.

Le @ Third on the Right said...

OMG - over the top themeing or what ... a witch hanging ... what happen to the wizzard de-balling ... why is it always women who end up wet and soggy ...hmph ! le xoxo

Debbie said...

When did Halloween turn into such a huge holiday? But that amusement park does sound like some rather scary fun.

Bj in Dallas said...

first, calm peaceful leafy countryside, well, we're gonna shake that fuzzy feeling right out of you kids and take you to ZOMBIELAND!!! my kind of vacation.....

those hotels that don't have everything you need if you forgot something get marked off my list pretty quick....

Megan said...

I want to read Blindness and hide from my children! Me too, Lorrie, me too!

Racie Lover said...

I much prefer the leafy Vermont drive to the horrid "amusement" park ( is that an oxymoron or what?).

Did the hotel gift shop carry any essentials at all, like Vodka and tonics? That is always my barometer for where I choose to stay.

Kr√ęg said...

So, I can't figure out if the back-seat-guy in that photo is having a puke, or if that is someone else's wig that was blown off...

Shonda Little said...

This photo is making me think of a Smashing Pumpkin song I haven't heard in years. Now I am going to have to scour the internet to find it rather than do my nightly chores. I am totally blaming it on you when the hubby starts bitching.

Blue said...

i grew up 15 minutes from Knot's Berry Farm and Disneyland. Every year, in an effort to attract some of the available tourism dollars that Disneyscam sucked up from the world at large, Knot's would have special theme days. Knot's Merry Farm, Knot's Scary Farm etc.

Scary Farm was the best. I had my first out of body experience in the haunted shack with strobe lights and monsters reaching out to grab me.

Ahh the joys of youth. Haven't been there in a very long time. Your pictures brought it all back in a flash. But the limbs by the merry go round is a little strange.

Becky said...

I just bought Blindness--that's my next bedtime book. But it sounds like it might make me stay up too late!

Tash said...

But is it wrong that I kinda wanted you to tell him that? Just the idea made me laugh out loud