>SO… its vacation time again.. is upon us.. in count them… ten days! I cannot wait to get the heck out of here and not have to work! We are doing something that I’ve always wanted to do with the kids but wanted to make sure they were old enough to enjoy and hopefully remember some of it.

We. Are. Going. To…… Disneyland!

I have to tell you… I’m not quite as excited as the girls are… but damn near it. I’ve been to Disneyworld when I was a kid.. but never Disneyland.. so it will be a first for us all. We’re bringing along our niece and nephew again… which should be pretty fun.

The only thing I’m worried about is my sanity… we’re driving. It’s a seventeen hour drive. We are paying for the niece and nephew’s way and so plane tickets for six people add up real quick… so we made a decision to use that money for spending instead and just drive… we may later regret that decision.

This will be the first really long road trip we’ve went on as a family. The beach trip from the summer was a three hour drive. So it was a mini road trip… this will be something all together different. I’ve put a lot of thought into it… and hopefully I have enough activities and such to keep them busy… along with the DVD player. And even though they will have all this stuff… I know I will hear.. “Are we there yet?” about a million times. BUT… that’s okay.. I am prepared for it.. or as prepared as I’m going to be.

So this trip has been eight months in the making… and I’m so excited that it’s here. I wish we were leaving now! What I’m hoping for is nice weather.. like warm.. feel the sun on my face…wear shorts weather. I keep checking the extended forecast and it changes everyday. I want to be able to go swimming in the house’s pool damn it! I don’t think that is too much to ask for!

See… I am cursed when it comes to weather and traveling.. and I will break it down for you. (Granted, there have been trips to Vegas and Canada in between that have not had this issue… but still)

June 2005- I went on a cruise…. Baja Mexico area… out of LA. No one bothered to tell me that they have June gloom…. it was overcast, windy, and chilly the whole time. So much for swimming.
August 2008- Our beach trip…we picked August hoping to get the best weather of the year… the week before we went.. it was beautiful, hot weather… we go… and we get winter storm type weather.. overcast, rainy, and extreme winds.
October 2008- I go to Hawaii…. its overcast practically the whole time… I think the sun came out for like five hours the whole six days I was there… talk about being bummed… its supposed to be sunny in Hawaii!

So I check everyday… and hope as we get closer.. that the numbers will be high and that there will be sun. I just hope that the nasty cold, rainy weather doesn’t follow… please….

I’ve been a good girl πŸ™‚