Spring training, sand, and sun... Here we come!

4:15 a.m. - ALARM!!! Blink eyes in the dark, try to convince self that getting up in the middle of the night is worth the extra couple of hours on the beach.
4:45 a.m. - Estimated time of departure. After loading up the HUMMER, Dave and I will head to pick up the other two passengers travelling with us: My mom and little brother.
5:15 a.m. - Hit the road, heading south and east. Dave will drive, the rest of us will sleep until the sun is above the horizon.
7:30 a.m. - Wake up somewhere in Illinois to Dave rocking out to Brooks & Dunn. Switch the radio station to XM Radio 28. Enter discussion about whether it is the right of the navigator or the driver to choose the radio station.
7:40 a.m. - Bathroom break. Give up on the argument about listening to my choice of music in the vehicle. Switch seats with my mom so little bro and I can watch "Talladega Nights" in the backseat.
8:45 a.m. - Fall asleep halfway through movie.
10:00 a.m. - Wake up when the car stops to add fluids to the gas tank and empty fluids from bladder.
10:05 a.m. - Resume drive. Restart movie.
12:00 p.m. - Meet friends Susan and Carrie, who are also driving to Florida, in Chattanooga for lunch.
12:45 p.m. - Offer to drive for a while to give Dave a break. When he refuses the offer, ask him if the reason he feels like he has to drive is a 'penis thing.'
12:50 p.m. - Pretend not to notice the silent treatment that Dave is now giving me.
2:35 p.m. - Stop for a fill up on gas. Wish that the HUMMER was a hybrid.
5:00 p.m. - Hit Valdosta, Georgia. Hit the wall. Curse ourselves for not splurging to on plane tickets.
5:30 p.m. - Revert to speaking to each other in only movie quotes. "But my lips hurt real bad!!!"
6:30 p.m. - After running out of movie quotes, revert to singing camp/drive songs. "Up in the air, Junior Birdmen. Up in the air, upside down!" (Hey... Is that song about the BirdMan?)
7:30 p.m. - Arrive local time 8:30 in Ocala, Florida... Where did that hour go anyway? Visit with grandma and other family members, eat dinner, and prepare for a week of rest and relaxation.

I can't wait!


Tug said...


Ohso very jealous here...

rosemary said...

Yes, it is a penis thing....yes, you do have radio rights as a passenger....have a great week off!

Dave Morris said...

No you do not have radio rights as a passenger.

Oh, and nice to make it sound like we don't like the same music. I guess that's another generation thing, right?


Dave Morris said...

PS - see if I put tan lotion on your back at the beach! Hmmmph.

Mishka said...

Sounds like you will have a fun week, although you couldn't pay me to make a road trip in a HUMMER....haven't you seen that commercial with all the dollar bills flying out behind the gas guzzlers???? I wonder if you guys had you own parade of dollars too??? Hee, hee....BTW, hybrid Hummer...what a great idea. You should send it to the manufacturer, they could run with it.

ajooja said...

Eerily like the drive we'll take Wednesday and Thursday. (Can't leave until the afternoon. Can't do it in a day if we leave that late.)

Hope you and Dave have a nice trip.

Diana said...

Have fun! We'll see you all when we get back! We'll think of you tomorrow while your are driving/riding...we'll be getting drunk in Dogtown! Anyway, enjoy the beach and have a safe trip! Happy St. Patty's Day!

Mom of Three said...

You know, I hate the BS at airports so much that I'd almost rather drive out of principle. Who needs to cavity search your toddler in the name of Homeland Security?

Have fun!

Eve said...

Yay!! Have Fun!!!!!

Mr. Fabulous said...

Well heck, you are right down the road. On the way back up I-75 give a little wave at exit 390.

I'll know.