For those of you who are vicariously vacationing with us, I thought I should let you know when we are to depart. We will be leaving this evening, after dinner, so you should spend your day packing. Don't forget your shorts and flip-flops. Oh, and definitely don't forget the sunscreen, as our pale winter complexions burn easily.
We have lots of snacks for the trip: apples, pears, Clementines, Chex mix, gorp, chocolate, sugar in a variety of forms...
Bring a pillow. To get the full effect of the trip, you may want to sleep in a closet tonight, or curled up between a rock and hard place. Actually, if you're over the age of 15, you probably should only sleep in short 15 minute intervals.
Every few hours throughout the night, you should get up, wake the kids, walk outside for a minute before you make your way to a well-lit bathroom, walk back outside on the way back to the corner where you're sleeping.
When you awake tomorrow morning, sit in your car while you munch on chocolate chip muffins.
That should be enough to give you the proper feel for the vacation. I hope you enjoy the ride!