It’s Show & Tell Tuesday!
Twice a month, Andrea hosts a link up where we show and tell you something. Today’s topic: Travels (best & worst).
Thankfully, from adulthood, I don’t have a trip that stands out as worst. From childhood, I do.
One time when I was about 12 or 13, we drove to Red River, New Mexico over Christmas break for fun in the snow. There were 11 of us (three families) and the adults thought it would be fun to take a RV from Dallas to Red River. My parents borrowed another friend’s RV and cleaned and prepped it a few days leading up to the trip. Then they stocked it with food and supplies and all 11 of us piled in with all of our gear one evening ready to head out (we left at night, so that the dads could drive through the night while we slept). We got less than one mile from our home and it broke down on the side of the highway. Sigh. So, after sitting on the side of the road for what seemed like hours, they finally realized it could not be repaired, so they had to come up with Plan B rather quickly. My dad ended up renting vans and we took two vans the 10 or 11 hours to New Mexico.
So, the trip started off rocky…but we got there. We enjoyed our five or six days in New Mexico and then on our last day, we packed our our vans and stopped to eat dinner in Red River before making the long drive home. It was at dinner, that one of the kids mentioned that his stomach didn’t feel well.
That would be the beginning of the end right there.
By the time we got back to Dallas, EIGHT of the eleven of us were throwing up in those two vans (myself included).
I remember it like it was yesterday. All three dads were sick, so they were driving us and getting sick at the same time. It was awful.
So…whenever I think of worst trips ever, I immediately think back to those hours in that van. I was scarred for life 😉 .
Okay, now…last year, when Andrea did this link up, I shared this trip as my very favorite…
…when we went on a Baltic Cruise with my parents and grandparents. It just always stands out in my mind as my favorite.
January 2015 when we went to China to pick up Ashby and then…
…in September 2016 when we went to pick up Madeley. Those will FOREVER be our VERY BEST trips.
So, those two trips aside (and disregarding the trip I voted my favorite last year), I would say that this last summer our trip to Norway & the Netherlands was absolutely one of my very favorites…
…we had such a fun time exploring those two beautiful countries! It was one of those trips that I hope we repeat very soon.
To see all of the posts about that vacation, click HERE.
I also can’t leave out this trip when recapping my faves…
…the Disney Cruise we went on with the Slaughter family. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!! My kids would absolutely say it was their very best vacation!
…our trip to Washington D.C.!
Oh my goodness! We just had the VERY best time exploring our nation’s capital!
There was honestly too much to do. When we go again, we will stay longer. The people were so friendly, the city was so clean, the transportation was easy to use, the history was abundant, the city was very walkable and it was extremely affordable for a family of six. We had the BEST time in Washington D.C. and highly recommend it for a family trip! You can read my posts about it here:
So, what has been your favorite vacation? I’m always looking for new ideas!! Please comment and share.
And…want to know who won this…
Congratulations LAUREN DEAVER GINGERICH! You and a bestie will each receive one of my favorite summer beauty essentials from Nordstrom! I emailed you this morning, so I just need you to email me back ASAP to claim your prize. And if you missed my faves, you can read the post HERE or look below…
#1: CLINIQUE CITY SHEER SPF: My very favorite daily SPF for the face. This works as a primer as well as a sunscreen, so I put it on every single day underneath my makeup. It is my absolute favorite and a MUST for summer!
#2: COOLA PINA COLADA SUNSCREEN: Whoa! I only discovered this sunscreen about two months ago, but I’m already on my second bottle. First, it goes on light and not heavy and/or sticky like other sunscreens, two, it smells INSANELY good, and three, it gives great protection! I love this Pina Colada scent but it comes in two other scents as well.
#3: SUPERGOOP SPF SETTING POWDER: I told you girls about this stuff a few weeks ago. This is an SPF that you apply to your face that comes in a powder form. It’s perfect for when you need to put on sunscreen over makeup (because applying a lotion type SPF over makeup is a little icky). I have been using this a lot lately! Like on Sunday for instance, we spent the day outside, so I just applied this powder (it comes with a powder brush) over my face periodically during the day since I already had my makeup on from church.
#4: CLINIQUE SWEET POTS SUGAR SCRUB & LIP BALM: My go-to lip balm right now. If you untwist one part of the pot, it has a sugar scrub to exfoliate your lips. Then, if you untwist the other end, you have a nice sheer gloss. Perfection!
#5: LANCOME WATERPROOF EYELINER: I shared this with you last year as my favorite eyeliner for when you need a waterproof one and confession, it’s all I wear now. I just love it so much. I don’t need a waterproof eyeliner every day, but I love it so much that I wear it daily. It goes on smooth, doesn’t smudge, stays put all day and then easily comes off at night (I use coconut oil to get it off). I wear the Cafe color, but it comes in 26 colors total.
#6: CHANEL WATERPROOF MASCARA: I went in to Nordstrom to buy another waterproof mascara for summertime and the nice lady behind the counter told me that I would love this one so much more. And she was right. Not only does it not smudge when I get in the pool and stuff but it actually makes my lashes longer and fuller. I was really impressed with this one and doubt I ever use anything else waterproof again!
Next time on Show & Tell Tuesday, we’re sharing some of our daily struggles!
And to see other Show & Tell posts from last year or the year before…
And from 2016:
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Have a great day everyone!!