Friday, June 11, 2010

Our Vacation: Twitter Edition

We came home from vacation yesterday evening. Overall, the trip was very pleasant and fun.  While on vacation, I tweeted a total of 35 times. I know, that seems like a lot. But Twitter incorporates such short, to the point updates (140 characters to be exact) that it didn't feel like a lot, and it was nearly effortless to throw out an update here and there througout the day. I wanted to keep a log of our trip, but without having to write long blog entries. Granted Twitter forces you to leave out virtually all details, but that's okay, no one wants those anyway. Okay, so since I'm too lazy to do a blog entry rambling about our vacation, here are my twitter updates that spanned through a five-day period, copied and pasted below (in order from oldest to most recent):

1. On the road for the next 8 hours! Let's see how much my family and I like each other by the end of today. ;-)
2. Lady Gaga may be off her rocker a little, but the woman is a musical genius.
3. Our GPS keeps griping at Clint cuz he's speeding.
4. Rough start! GPS took us an hour out of our way. Dang technology. Sometimes nothing beats a good ole' fashion map.
5. We're in CA for crying out loud, how'd we wind up on Bob's Road to Nowhere?
6. It's exactly 100 degrees out here in Bodunkville right now (made up name cuz who the hell knows where we really are).
7. Trinity just said "Mom, I thought people dissolve at a 100 degrees." LOL. Give it time, kiddo, give it time...
8. Well I have to hand it to the kids...they lasted for nearly seven hours before starting the "are we there yet" tyrade.
9. Just had a great dinner...getting ready to walk back to the hotel. Beautiful evening!
10. Our hotel sink is broken & some drunk guy puked right by our car. I know it doesn't sound like it, but we're having a great time so far!
11. On our way to the aquarium...very sleep deprived. *two thumbs up*
12. The penguins are so cute!!
13. Watching penguins being fed; my fingers just got ran over by a wheelchair. Ouch.
14. Getting ready to eat lunch at Bubba Gumps. There's a lady outside the restaurant holding alligators. I want to hold an alligator!
15. Just tricked the kids into eating squid. Fun stuff. ;-)
16. Just arrived to our cabin. It's beautiful here!
17. OMGsh this cabin is so cute. I'm so happy we don't have to share walls w/ other people. Last night we had partiers next door...it was rough.
18. We just finished an evening swim and topped it off with a dip in the spa, Now it feels like a vacation!
19. Today was an amazing day! I hope the rest of our vacation is this fun! Time to snuggle in w/ a book. *stretch...yawn*
20. Heading to the Winchester Mystery House. Touring 110 rooms w/ strange anomalies (stairs that lead to nowhere, windows on the floors, etc).
21. The mystery house is insane. We weaved through that house for over a mile & 2000 stairs! My favorite part was the door that led to nowhere.
22. We just rendezvoused w/ Clint's parents for lunch...pretty crazy considering we're on completely seperate vacations in different locations.
23. We ran out of houses in Monopoly, so now we're developing our property with chunks of oreo cookies.
24. Getting ready to board Roaring Camp Railroad for a ride through the Redwoods. So excited!
25. Our train just came screeching to a halt because some crazy lady just jumped on our train!
26. Conductors tried to figure out who jumped aboard but no one was willing to rat her out, so now we're moving again & she gets a free ride.
27. My service is pretty crummy out here in the redwoods and getting worse...guess it's time to turn off the technology. ;-)
28. Our train is too heavy so they just announced that they are cutting off the last two cars. WE are on the last two cars! Here we go...
29. Rode bikes to the beach and now we're lounging in the sun while the kids dig for sand crabs. Ahhh...paradise.
30. Discovered a charming little deli w/ an outdoor courtyard eating area. Delicious food & great atmosphere! I love trying out the local spots.
31. We were roasting marshmellows when Elijah said, "look, doggy." Well the "doggy" was a big fat skunk, w/ big bushy tail & ready for action!
32. Packing up and getting ready for the long drive home. :-(
33. Eating good ole' burgers at a place called "Good Ole' Burgers."
34. Last stop before home: Charlie Brown's for date shakes. So yummy.
35. Home!

That pretty much sums up our trip!  There are a few small things left out (like how I accidentally peed on a Woodchuck's house), but right now, we'll just leave this at this nice, cliff-notes version, which is the one I want to remember anyway.