Posted by Joke at 11:52 PM
bluemountainsmary posted at 7:46 AM, June 03, 2008
You do make me laugh.
Much needed I might say!!
HEATHER posted at 4:00 PM, June 03, 2008
I don't do "nature" activities. Much like yourself, I would rather have continuous root canal than canoe, fish or hike.
MY idea of "roughing it" is when the "motel" doesn't have an in room coffee maker. SHUDDER!!
Badger posted at 6:44 PM, June 03, 2008
Okay, wait. You were invited on a hellish nature trip, TFBYM said "sure", then you were forced to instead take her on a DIFFERENT trip featuring shopping and swanky hotels and whatnot? And you are giving credit to YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL?
If TFBYM ever decides to give lessons, SIGN ME UP.
Stomper Girl posted at 9:14 PM, June 03, 2008
Yeah, what Badger said.
shula posted at 9:18 PM, June 03, 2008
Neatly dodged, though.
MsCellania posted at 11:19 PM, June 03, 2008
I would try this on my husband but he is all Paul Bunyan still (only in his mind - I'd be the one chopping wood and carrying water, from past experience) so we'd end up in Hell's Half Acre.
Flights are being cancelled left and right if they aren't full, so call first. And maybe also to make sure the airline is still in business...
I've got 3 trips coming up. Alone with 2 boys. Yipes. I do believe I'd rather go hiking/canoeing/fishing than do air travel right now.
MsCellania posted at 11:21 PM, June 03, 2008
Um, sorry to be all pissy in the last comment.
I'm sick. Hate summer colds!
Joke posted at 7:48 AM, June 04, 2008
No, no, no.
There is, alas, no shopping. (You, Miz Badger, who's known me for ten years ought know that this wounds me more than her.) When the surprise destination is revealed, you will see that this is not a Shopping Mecca by any means.
The swanky hotel was a fluke, because normally this has nightly rates from $500 northwards, and I scored it for almost 2/3 less.
The sad and bitter fact is that TFBIM loves nature. Whenever some people in our circle of influence start discussing a vacation to the mountains or similar, I have to find some way of derailing the enterprise.
Frankly, the only way I was getting out of a nature trip was to replace it with something else that would be amenable to the offspring (which this is) and cheaper (which this is).
You really have no idea how much I dislike camping and nature and "excursions."
P.S. The flight is full-ish and it's on a profitable airline. The part that sucks dead wombats is the security process.
jujube posted at 9:48 AM, June 05, 2008
I can guess the city from the clues:
Kansas City, MO.
BabelBabe posted at 5:09 AM, June 06, 2008
are you going to Europe?
and the comment about the damn SITC movie made me laugh out loud.
olivespearls posted at 11:48 AM, June 06, 2008
Having just returned from a vacation so riddled with rocky cliffs, hostile plant life and fresh air that I had to supress the desire to kiss the asphalt at ORD upon return, I can only say, Well played,Joke!
Joke posted at 12:56 PM, June 06, 2008
If it ever came to that, I'd stand at our doorway with a dagger to my own throat rather than be inflicted with a "nature vacation."