When Kristin asked me to write a post about roadtrips, it almost made me laugh out loud. We have had plenty of really fun roadtrips as a family, but since we bought our SUV in 2008, roadtrips haven't exactly been the same.
We can't eat or drink anything except water in the car, for cryin' out loud.
"BUC-EE'S PECANS ROCK!!! I do all my Christmas shopping at Buc-ee's! You're getting pecans in your stocking this year whether you like or not, missy. Speaking of pecans, somebody get me one! Pop one of those suckers in my mouth right NOW!"
"I'm leaving everything in my will to that stuffed beaver, dagnabbit! He's never let me down! When the world got ugly, I knew I could look at that smiling beaver on my mug and realize there still was good somewhere. Even if it was only on an animated beaver's face."
"Kids, funds are low. We had to cancel our Disney trip, but...we replaced it with something even better. A trip to Buc-ee's. Now go find that beaver and let's get a picture!"
Kids flock to this Buc-ee's mascot like he's Mickey Mouse. That is my son in the picture acting as if he's at Disney World or something. YOU ARE AT BUC-EE'S, SON! THIS IS JUST A REALLY NICE GAS STATION WITH SOME EXCEPTIONAL BATHROOMS! Geez, Louise!
|I don't know these ladies. I just know these ladies love Buc-ee's. |
Sometimes I think my husband's "command" that we not eat in the car is a good rule, like when my friend told me the other day that she has sugar ants in her car. Still, I know the world is passing us by with a buffet of chocolate, chips, Twizzlers, drinks and happiness right on their front dash while we sip on our bottled water.
Are we the only ones who drive around without food or drinks in the car? Are we all alone here???
Kelley created Kelley's Break Room, a humor blog, in January 2010. She loves creating fun content surrounding random topics, like misnamed neighborhoods, Spanish-speaking manatees, and Mister Rogers. She also likes writing song parodies patterned after the Real Men of Genius line of commercials, but in honor of women, and hosting games, like Captcha Balderdash and Name That Job. She is married with two little boys and works part-time as a speech-language pathologist. Recently, she began writing the same type of silly stuff for Nickelodeon because an editor of theirs came across one of her silly tweets. Twitter is her other addiction! Find her at @KelleysBreakRm.