Tuesday, May 26, 2009

California in 24 Hours

Memorial Day Weekend - Saturday, 3:34PM:

Dana: "Hey family [Chad, Kel, Grandma & Jimmy the Dog], why don't we be crazy and head to Orange County for a quick trip to the beach, O.C. Swap Meet & Ikea?"

And we were off for a whirlwind-filled 24 hours of:

*Sneaking 5-lb Jimmy the Dog into the hotel.

*Sneaking little sleep since Kel thought 12midnight was a great time to keep singing 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'.

*Finding some goods at the O.C. Swap Meet.

*Finding a voicemail from our hotel that the stowaway puppy that was supposed to be sleeping in his kennel had been yipping up a storm and needed to be removed immediately. [Totally not kidding!]

*Removing Jimmy the Dog, ourselves & luggage from hotel.

*Removing several items from my Mom's purse to make room for Jimmy because we were not going to let him stop us from Ikea. He enjoyed the view!

*Loading the car & heading home.

*Loading the nebulizer up with Albuterol. Keller had an asthma attack somewhere between Barstow, CA & Baker, CA. Pulled off at a rest stop and giving him a breathing treatment in the scary-pipes-exposed-back-shed of the rest stop -- the only place with a power outlet.

Overall -- lots of funny stories for a quick 24 hours!


AshleyS said...

you guys are hilarious! i love that the dog hid in the purse at ikea. we were in laguna all weekend, so funny we were in the same place and didn't know it. next time!

Jeanine said...

I love that you are so spontaneous! We would NEVER do anything like that you know us-plan, plan, plan- always have to have a plan! I love that you just jump up and go! I bet you have tons of stories!

Cameron and Nonie Gay said...

Sounds like you guys need to buy a car adapter for your neubulizer. It's great for those emergencies when there is no power, like when you are in the middle of nowhere. Glad you had fun. I've got to get my family to the beach someday.

The Funderburks said...

You are always up for an adventure, Dana! Love it. Sounds like a riot.

David & Erin said...

Hooray for spontenaity! Where is this O.C. swap meet? I must find it.

Dana Marchant said...


It's at the Orange County Fairgrounds near Newport Beach. Love it for clothes, purses, shoes...and produce!

Natalie said...

I can so see Jane doing all that. HAHA. too funny.