Have you ever wondered how NOT to travel?
Well I have some tips for you!
We'll call them life lessons.
This is pure fiction.
There is no truth to any of it.
The Bee Family Tips for Travelling:
#1- Get lots of rest beforehand. Otherwise you might do things like lose you park hopper pass the morning of the conference. That would be embarrassing!
#2- Leave in lots of time so you get to your destination on time. It might be really awkward to show up late smelling like your car to a meet and greet where people are hugging you!
#3- Wear comfortable shoes. It would be really embarrassing and uncomfortable to end up with the bottoms of your feet bleeding and blisters all around the back, limping around like a complete tool!
#4- Make sure your car is in good working order before leaving. It would be a real pain in the rump to spend half your vacation budget on car repairs instead of enjoying some cross border shopping!
#5- Make sure you stay calm at the border. It would waste a ton of time to get detained and questioned like a criminal!
#6- Have all you travel info handy at all times. It gets really annoying to keep pulling over wondering where you put the map or the name of the hotel you're staying at!
#7- Make sure everyone is happy and well rested and well fed. People get super cranky when tired and hungry!
#8- Do some research about your destination so you are well versed in your location. It can be rather embarrassing to be led to your hotel by others cuz you're standing like a doofus in the wrong place looking at a map like it is written in a foreign language!
#9- Do not drink a ton of liquids in the first 4 hours of driving. This can lead to stopping every 20 minutes to find a loo which can be difficult on the road!
#10- Clean your windows once in awhile. Nothing says tourist like bug splattered windows! (I should probably clean those now that we've been home a week!)
#11- Arguing with the GPS is a waste of time. That chick does not care what you have to say or want your input!
#12- If your destination is a Coke themed park and you are a Pepsi junkie bring lots of Pepsi with you. Swilling Coke when you're a Pepsi fan is just bad form and will make you want to hurl!
We learned a lot, had tons of fun, and didn't kill each other! This is a huge success in my book. Operation Disney a raving success!!!
I think it's possible we actually had too much fun. I was literally delirious on the way home and kicked into the back seat to rest. I could not stop giggling and fell asleep with mini-me's pillow and blanket, with my shirt up around my head like a hockey player in a fight in order to block out the sun, and then popped my sunglasses over top just for good measure. I must have looked liked a drunken caped crusader to any passing cars. Sleeping one off. Honestly it's amazing they let me go out in public.
Okay so to recap the road trip:
Number of kilometres travelled= appr. 4000
Number of kilometres it felt like some days= appr. 10,000!
Number of times we mixed up miles and kilometres= about 100!
Number of time we were late cuz we mixed mixed up miles and kilometres= about 10!
Number of Pepsi's consumed over 6 days= appr. 100!
Number of those consumed by me= appr. 98!
Number of arguments with the GPS= appr. 200!
Number of times it was me arguing with it= appr. 198!
Number of arguments amongst family members= appr. 60!
Number that were started by me= appr. 58!
Number of swear words used on the trip= appr. 1000!
Number of them that were mine= appr. 999!
Number of bags of candy consumed= appr. 25!
Number of ones consumed by yours truly while driving= appr. 22!
Number of times we got lost= appr. 55!
Number of times it was hubs fault= appr. 55!
Number of swear words about that by me= appr. 550!
Number of times we laughed our asses off= countless!
Number of regrets about the trip= none!
Number of times I am so grateful to Food Blog Forum for this opportunity= LIMITLESS! BOUNDLESS! ENDLESS!
Okay folks the second part of this series will be Disney Fun with the Bee Bunch. Then the third part will be Conference Fun with the Lunatic. So stay tuned for more Food Blog Forum Conference posts. I can not wait to share our laughs in the park with you all. I am also looking forward to sharing my experience at my first conference with everyone. Keep checking in for more Disney Fun.
Toodles and smoochies! xx